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13 Biggest Microwave Mistakes You’re Making

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Karla Walsh of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 14: If there’s one kitchen appliance it seems like most people can’t live without, it’s the microwave. In fact, a whopping 97 percent of American homes include microwaves, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But are you sure you’re using this ubiquitous appliance correctly? As it turns out, there’s a good chance that, well, you just might be making tons of (very common) microwave mistakes when reheating food.”Most people know that microwave ovens and conventional ovens cook food in different ways, but they don’t know how that difference affects the food,” says Lan Lam, senior editor at Cook’s Illustrated in Boston, Massachusetts.In order to make sure you’re getting the most out of your food that needs to be reheated, we consulted the experts to let you in on 13 mistakes you might be making while microwaving your food—and what to do instead to (h)eat it right.

13 Biggest Microwave Mistakes You’re Making

If there’s one kitchen appliance it seems like most people can’t live without, it’s the microwave. In fact, a whopping 97 percent of American homes include microwaves, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But are you sure you’re using this ubiquitous appliance correctly? As it turns out, there’s a good chance that, well, you just might be making tons of (very common) microwave mistakes when reheating food.

”Most people know that microwave ovens and conventional ovens cook food in different ways, but they don’t know how that difference affects the food,” says Lan Lam, senior editor at Cook’s Illustrated in Boston, Massachusetts.

In order to make sure you’re getting the most out of your food that needs to be reheated, we consulted the experts to let you in on 13 mistakes you might be making while microwaving your food—and what to do instead to (h)eat it right. Click through the slideshow above.

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