Microwave 101

Myths about Microwaving THAT YOU SHOULDN’T BELIEVE

Myths about Microwaving THAT YOU SHOULDN’T BELIEVE
Microwave 101

Myths about Microwaving THAT YOU SHOULDN’T BELIEVE

News Microwave 101 Myths about Microwaving THAT YOU SHOULDN’T BELIEVE
Have you tried to cook in a microwave? Or have you been strictly advised to stay away from it from naysayers?

Myths and microwaving go hand in hand. From being deemed as dangerous to being endorsed as an impractical option of cooking, this (otherwise) smart kitchen appliance has borne the brunt of various rumours. However, you shouldn’t always believe hearsays. Microwaves are actually SAFE. And to help you separate fact from fiction, we are debunking some popular myths about microwaving.
1. Myth: Zapping food in a microwave kills nutrients
Many are under the misconception that microwaving food reduces nutritional value
Fact check: On the contrary microwaving is one of the best cooking methods to retain your food's nutrients as it exposes food to heat for the briefest amount of time.  In fact, microwaving cooking is the easiest way to steam food inside out while keeping its food value intact. Thus, if you want swift cooking, shift to microwaving.
To remember: If you use the wrong kind of plastic containers (i.e., not "microwave safe"), unhealthy chemicals could leach into your food. But we have good news, we have a range of microwave safe products that are functional and made to make your microwaving experience seamless.

2. Myth: Microwaves are dangerous because they leak radiation and make food radioactive
Fact check: This is a fictitious (yes, scary) belief that has been popularized by soap operas.
Did you know that your cell phone emits more microwaves than your microwave does? So if you feel okay about using a cell phone, you should feel completely safe about using a microwave!
Further, even the World Health Organization has clarified: ‘When used according to manufacturers’ instructions, microwaves are safe and convenient for heating and cooking a variety of foods. Food cooked in a microwave does not become “radioactive” nor does any microwave energy remain in the cavity or the food after the microwave is switched off.’
To remember: A small amount of microwave energy may leak if the appliance is faulty or damaged, but the nanoscopic amount of radiation released is hardly harmful.

3. Myth: Microwaves can cause cancer
The malady that we all want to keep away has often maligned microwaves’ reputation. But is it true? Can cooking in a microwave cause cancer?
Face Check: The simple answer is NO.
Various studies have shown that there is no link between using a microwave and an increased risk of cancer.
To remember: However, you need to be cautious about what you put in the microwave. Ensure to use only food containers that are safe for microwaves.

4. Myth: Another frightening tittle-tattle is that microwaves cause cataracts (that can lead to blindness) if you stare directly into a microwave.
Fact Check: This scary idea is based on the assumption that radiation emanates from microwaves and attacks our eyes.  But, as has been nullified by experts and also widely contradicted by eye-care experts, there is no evidence that microwaves can cause any eye damage. To put your worry to rest, as long as your microwave hasn’t been tampered with, it’s entirely safe to cook your food or watch your food revolving.

5. Myth: Do not use plastic containers in a microwave 
Fact Check: This could be true as many plastic containers contain bisphenol-A (BPA) that has been linked to conditions like cancer, thyroid disorders, and obesity. When heated, harmful compounds may escape into your food from these containers. Therefore, avoid using plastic containers; if you have to use them, then check if they are labeled microwave safe.
Or you can simply opt for microwave friendly containers by Anyday that are made from superior quality borosilicate glass.

6. Myth: Microwaves don’t heat your food evenly
Truth: With the right settings and right cookware, microwaves get the job of uniform heating just perfectly. So, for the best result, plan properly and select your containers wisely. Also, in-depth knowledge about your microwave will help you in swift cooking.

7. Myth: Microwaves are only good for frozen and leftovers foods.
Truth: This is an excuse to minimize your efforts. Stay tuned to our page as we help you to master the microwave and explore the limitless possibilities.
Summary: We hope we have helped you in busting some of the myths. And if you want further assistance in your microwave cooking journey, you can always turn to our wonderful dishware by Anyday, any day and every day!

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