Ever wondered how a microwave works? Wonder no more. In this video Matt explains exactly how a microwave works to heat your food. Whether it’s some leftover horse meat, or spaghetti bolognaise you fancy - your microwave will come in handy.
How a microwave oven works
I’ve learnt recently to cook sweet potatoes in the microwave, which is especially helpful given I’m not a fan of waiting, for anything really.
1) Wash the sweet potato
2) Pierce it with a fork so it doesn’t explode
3) Wrap it in a wet paper towel
4) Pop in microwave for 5 minutes
5) Done. A deliciously cooked sweet potato! (The simple things, right?)
In fact, there are a number of things you can cook in a microwave vs. the ol’ cooker.
Crack and stir in a bowl. Heat with intermittent stoppages to stir the eggs. Done.
Chuck the bacon on a plate, layered with some paper towels. In it goes. Out it comes. Cooked.
Nachos, grated cheese, microwave heat. Delicious.
Maybe it’s considered lazy to use the microwave vs. the cooker for the aforementioned, but I think it’s just more efficient. Right?
Now, if you do need to carry out any repairs on your microwave or it’s not working properly, you can see our list of common microwave faults to help you diagnose what the problem might be.