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17 Ways You’re Using Your Microwave All Wrong

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Catalina Gonella & Emilia Benton of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 20: Although it’s often a staple in every kitchen, microwaves might just be the most misunderstood cooking appliance. Maybe this misunderstanding is because of a widely circulated nutrition myth that microwaves zap vegetables of their vital disease-fighting nutrients. (That’s been busted, by the way; according to the FDA, microwaves actually preserve more of their vitamins and minerals than other cooking methods.)With all the misinformation circulating around microwaves, many of us might have given up on using the appliance, and thus don’t really know the correct way to use them. So whether you’re putting the wrong foods in your microwave or you’re avoiding using it for a perfect use, the following are ways you’ve been using this kitchen appliance all wrong. Before you make any more cooking faux pas, read up on these 51 Cooking Myths That Are Actually False.

17 Ways You’re Using Your Microwave All Wrong

Although it’s often a staple in every kitchen, microwaves might just be the most misunderstood cooking appliance. Maybe this misunderstanding is because of a widely circulated nutrition myth that microwaves zap vegetables of their vital disease-fighting nutrients. (That’s been busted, by the way; according to the FDA, microwaves actually preserve more of their vitamins and minerals than other cooking methods.)

With all the misinformation circulating around microwaves, many of us might have given up on using the appliance, and thus don’t really know the correct way to use them. So whether you’re putting the wrong foods in your microwave or you’re avoiding using it for a perfect use, the following are ways you’ve been using this kitchen appliance all wrong. Before you make any more cooking faux pas, read up on these 51 Cooking Myths That Are Actually False.

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