Some foods don’t do well in the microwave. It is therefore better to use another cooking method or to eat them cold if possible.
Apples, and generally speaking, all fruits and vegetables should not be cooked as is in the microwave. Forget the microwaveable version of apples, they may burst under the effect of heat and “paint” your microwave.
If you don’t have an oven, or if you still want to cook the apple in the microwave, peel it, cut it into small pieces and place them in a ramekin with a little water to limit splattering. Cover and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
2/ The chili pepper:
When heated, chili peppers release capsaicin, a chemical substance that gives them their spiciness. This substance, however volatile, can spread in the air once the door of the microwave is opened and sting the eyes.
It is better to dissolve it directly in a preparation in the oven and in the pan by covering the container in which it is.
3/ The egg:
The egg does not mix well with the microwave. The white and the yellow which constitute it are proteins which under the effect of heat swell. The shell cannot contain them and they burst, spilling egg all over the microwave.
However, it is possible to cook eggs in the microwave by buying a special microwave egg cooker that will contain the shell and prevent it from exploding.
Potatoes can be heated in the microwave if they are raw: simply peel them or wash them well and place them in an airtight container with a little water.
On the other hand, if it has already been cooked, it is strongly advised against heating it in the microwave because it releases toxic substances that promote the development of bacteria and can cause digestive problems.
Mushrooms are among the most fragile vegetables.
They should be cooked gently and, above all, they should never be cooked twice, as this can cause stomach pains.
If they have been cooked the day before, it is better to eat them cold in a salad. They will taste better and be healthier!
Chicken, and in general, all meats, should not be heated in the microwave because it contains a lot of protein. This accelerates the development of bacteria and distorts the taste, which changes completely under the effect of heat.
It is therefore better to eat it cold with mayonnaise and chips, or in a lighter version, with lettuce.
7/ A vacuum-packed dish
On the packaging of vacuum-packed dishes, a pictogram representing a microwave is often present. Indeed, it is possible to reheat these dishes in the microwave and it is even their main advantage (speed) but you must not forget to pierce it or to remove the top cover to let the air circulate.
If you do, the food will swell under the effect of the heat and the dish will burst!
Mussels, and in general, all seafood and shellfish, should not be heated in the microwave as this can cause stomach pains and digestive problems.
It is better to cook them in a pan and eat them the same day. They will also taste much better.
9/ Canned food
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Canned foods can be heated in the microwave provided the contents are not cooked directly in the container. Cans are actually made of metal and aluminum, and microwaving these materials causes sparks.
Drain the contents with a colander, place in a container and cover with pierced cling film to avoid spills.
Grapes, and in general all fruits containing pits and seeds, should not be cooked in the microwave as they may explode.
Grapes are especially not recommended because they can be dangerous to your health under the effect of heat by releasing an ionised gas called “plasma” which can be toxic. Whatever the cooking method, it is therefore recommended not to heat it.