Types of Microwave Safe Cookware

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Microwave cooking has become a popular way of preparing meals in today's fast pace world. There are many recipes circulating that allow you to prepare entire meals all within your microwave. The key to preparing your meals properly however, is to make sure that you purchase microwave safe cookware that is safe to use in a microwave oven.

Not all materials are considered microwave friendly. Some materials simply do not cook meals evenly in the microwave, while others pose potential risks if used when cooking. Fortunately, there is a large selection of microwave safe cookware to choose from, so you should have no problem finding containers that you can use in your microwave.

The most popular forms of microwave safe cookware are heat-resistant glass, ceramic glass, unglazed dinnerware, and some plastics. Choosing the right plastic can be a bit tricky, since a plastic that is too thin and flimsy can melt when microwaved and thick, heavy-duty plastic can cause damage to your microwave as well as become damaged itself when placed in a hot microwave oven.

Fortunately, since microwaving food has become so popular, many manufacturers are making microwave safe containers that are made from plastics that have been proven to do well when used in microwave cooking. When purchasing plastic containers that you plan on using in the microwave, read the package and make sure that the container specifically states that the product is indeed microwave safe cookware.

There are certain materials that should not be used in the microwave. Metal cookware, glass cookware that contains metal parts, dinnerware that is glazed and crystal or cut glass are not considered to be microwave safe cookware and should not be used when preparing your meals in the microwave. If you are planning on serving your meals in these types of dishes, you should first prepare your meal in a microwave safe container and then transfer it to your serving dish for serving.

Finding microwave safe cookware is easy. There are many styles and options available to you, so should be be able to find cookware that offers exactly what you are looking for without any difficulty. When purchasing your containers, look for the label that states it is microwave safe. And if you have any doubt as to whether a container is safe for microwave cooking or not, avoid using it and instead use a container you know for a fact is safe.

Article by Camilla Bertelsen and the owner of http://microwavecookwareblog.com

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