Things that you should know about your microwave
· Know the wattage of your oven. Most published recipes are for 700-watt ovens, so if yours is less or more than 700 watts, learn how to increase or decrease cooking times.
· When you try a new recipe, jot down the results right on the recipe so that next time you will know the changes or adjustments you need to make.
· Cook frozen foods while still frozen unless a recipe gives directions for defrosting.
· Use only white paper towels and use them carefully. Don`t put one in an empty hot browning dish or place the hot dish on one.
· Remove plastic wrap carefully from hot food. Lift up the farthest edge and pull it toward you so the steam will be released away from you.
· Use metal measuring cups for both liquid and dry measurements. The glass measuring cups normally used for liquid measurements allow too much variation in amounts, producing variations in result.
· Learn to use browning utensils properly. Leave the heated utensil in the oven between steps: it is safer and heat is not lost by carrying the utensil back and forth.