Will operating a microwave oven while empty damage the equipment?
The answer is most certainly yes. It won't happen in the first 30 seconds, it won't happen in the first minute. Typically you can even run a microwave for 2-3 minutes, sometimes longer while empty (no load) and it will be fine.This is what happens when you run it without a load. At first, everything is fine because the cavity, the door, the tray (or shelf) absorb the excess energy. Things will start to get hot, but it's not critical yet. After a few minutes, something will start to get really hot and the excess energy? It starts reflecting back into the magnetron (the device that provides the microwave energy) and that starts to heat up too. If it is designed well enough, it will trip a thermal fuse before anything actually breaks. The thermal fuse can be resettable, but usually not. You will need to replace this fuse if the oven no longer works.If the oven is designed poorly, you'll experience what is called "thermal runaway". At this point, some random location in the oven will begin to superheat. And by super heat, I mean hot enough to liquefy porcelain. This will continue until something finally gives out. It could be a breaker tripping, a standard fuse blowing, or in the worst case, the insulation on the wiring or the plastic components might literally burst into flames consuming everything flammable until the oven finally loses power.
Can I bake with a microwave oven?
It is essentially impossible to bake a light grain cakes, such as a layer cake, in a microwave oven. there is simply too much power so the cake will expand rapidly and not be able to set its structure. Since lower power in almost all domestic microwave ovens means pulsing the high power on and off, you don't have that as an option either because, in that case, the cake will expand and collapse, expand and collapse, etc. This is a problem I’ve worked on for over 50 years. It can be done in ovens in which you are able to control continuous power at low power levels, approximately100 to 200 W for example. One way of illustrating the problem is to think of trying to blow up a balloon made of liquid latex: as you blow it up the latex has to solidify but not too rigidly; if you blowed it up too quickly it doesn't have time to solidify and so just blows apart; on the other hand if you blow it up too some slowly the walls form to rigidly and it can't be blown up well. In other words, baking is an extremely delicate timed process for which the microwave oven is simply too fast. What you can do very well in a microwave oven is make dense cakes such as brownies.
What is 1/2 minute in a microwave?
1/2 minute is always 30 seconds in a microwave, regardless of whether it is situated at a different gravitational potential than the observer, or whether it is moving relative to the observer.If the microwave is moving away at close to the speed of light, you should still set the it to 30 seconds. Although it might appear to take twice as long to count down from 30, it won't overcook.Now if the microwave moves close to a star, then it may actually cook faster, so in that case you might need to set it for as little as 10 seconds to get 30 seconds of cooking.Since each microwave has unique characteristics, it may take some experimentation. But I'd recommend researching on the Internet first to minimize the cost of rocket equipment and fuel.
How to make brownies in microwave grilled oven?
1/2 c. shortening or butter 6 tbsp. cocoa (1/4 c. + 2 tbsp.) 3/4 c. sugar 2 eggs 2 tbsp. milk 1 tsp. vanilla 2/3 c. flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional) Mix and microwave a batch in about 7 minutes. Since corners receive more energy, shield then with foil to help brownies cook evenly, when a square glass 8 x 8 inch pan is used. Other wise use a 9 inch round dish. Place shortening and cocoa in an 8 inch square dish. Microwave on high 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until melted. Stir in sugar thoroughly. Adding the sugar first keeps cocoa mixture smooth and workable. Add remaining ingredients in the order given and mix well. Microwave at high 5 1/2 to 6 minutes, rotating 1/2 turn after 2, 4 and 5 minutes, until the top is no longer wet. Cool brownies directly on a heat-proof counter top. Trapper heat completely cooing on bottom of dish. Cool these cake style brownies 10 to 15 minutes. Cut into squares. Store tightly. Makes 12 to 16 brownies.
What is the temperature for a 1,000 watt microwave for 1.25 minute cook time?
Good question.Microwave heating is very different from conventional oven cooking, it works by jiggling molecules about within the food thereby creating heat. The magnetron beams microwaves out into the cabinet and these are absorbed by the food thereby heating it. The majority of microwave ovens have a turntable within them to move the food around within the microwave path thereby spreading the heating effect more evenly. Microwaves also do not differentiate between food, dirt, the cooking vessel or anything else that they can act upon within the oven, the energy entering will be dissipated between everything it can act upon inside.What you have to also consider is that microwave energy is lost the further the microwaves travel. Many microwaves will not hit the food directly, they bounce around a bit within the cabinet and through the glass turntable and holding vessel before being absorbed by the foodstuff.The larger the cabinet and more complex the inner shape the lower the actual heating result, even the inner surface finish affects the results!When I was at Bosch Siemens we always had complaints about the combination microwave, grill oven being under the stated power. It had the same microwave components as the conventional 1000 watt microwave oven only units but the actual heating ability was more like a 850-900watt microwave.When power testing these units we had to allow for the cabinet design with our figures.The bottom line is that stated wattage is not a good way of comparing microwave to microwave heating ability. I have since seen another rating system being used where the wattage and heating efficiency are given 1000 watt “A” rating. A small solo 900w microwave rated at “A” will heat a tumbler of water quicker than a large 1000 watt unit rated at “B”.
Do you know how to make Idli in a microwave oven?
You sure can cook idli in a microwave oven . for that you need special microwave safe idli cookware which u can buy from a Tupper ware dealer or from Flipkart for ₹400-500 Its pretty simple 1) buy ready made idli mix from a grocery shop near you2) pour the idli mix on to the idli maker tray 3) fill the bottom vessel with water up to marked level 4) microwave it for 6-7 mins ( depends on power of your microwave ) Ta da! Your microwave idli is ready to eat! ( u gotta make chutney though)But what I feel after using a microwave idli maker is . the idli becomes hard unlike the soft stove baked ones . it is for immediate consumption otherwise its gonna get hard like a rock !! And slightly not good for health Enjoy !
Can i boil egg using microwave oven? can i make omelet using microwave oven?
Yes, omelette is MUCH easier, but you CAN pull either off if you want. For an omelette, just crack 2 or 3 eggs in a bowl, or a lasagna boat if you have one. cook for a minute, then take out and add your other ingredients and stir it up, then nuke it for another 2 minutes or so depending on your microwave. (basically till it looks like an omelette) To boil an egg is possible, but honestly It wouldn't be much daster than a stove top. Fill a bowl with water and put egg in, cover with plastic wrap and hit it for... well I don't know how long, cuz I've never done it. and I wouldn't suggest it. oh, and don't worry about getting salmanella from microwaved eggs... just about every fast food places (even nicer ones) microwave the eggs they serve you.
How to cook pizza in a microwave oven?
i made pizza in microwave oven but it wasnt that good..some parts of it turned crispy and sme of them not cooked... so i would like to ask about the timing, should i grill microwave or do combination???? tell me the instuction of setting up the microwave oven
How can i convert microwave time to oven time?