Can You Microwave It?

Textile

Q: Why would anyone want to microwave textile? At first glance, it seems that this is an absolutely impossible and unnecessary venture. But look wider and you will see something intricate and quite interesting. So is it possible to microwave textile and why do it? Why Would You Need to Microwave Textile? Fabric, clothes, kitchen…

Pyrex

Q: The Pyrex brand is known for production of kitchenware which is slightly more heat-resistant than other products of this type. This is the well-known information. Now here goes the other fact: Pyrex is designed for ovenware. Does this mean Pyrex is suitable for a microwave oven? Can I Microwave Pyrex? The manufacturers themselves, in…

Duck

Q: A microwave oven is a must-have for beginner cooks. Who would refuse to enjoy a 10-minute chocolate cake or an apple pie? You want your cold pizza back hot and crispy? No problem! Would you like a cheesecake fast? Here you are! The in-laws are coming soon and you want a duck cooked? Easy!…

Wood

Q: You won’t be surprised by hearing that certain kinds of kitchenware cannot be used for the microwave oven. You will never microwave your food in silver or metal or cheap plastic or paper. But is it also about wood? Wood is used in so many branches of industry. There must be some microwave-safe wood…

Prosciutto

Q: My friends brought me prosciutto as a treat from Montenegro. And I was so happy that I didn’t notice how I spoiled a good piece of it by microwaving. Something went wrong because my prosciutto transformed into the piece of meat which was impossible to chew. Maybe I had to cover it with the…

Paper

Q: The question might be quite silly but is it possible to microwave paper boxes, bags and coffee cups? Is paper on the list of things which are prohibited to put in the microwave oven? I saw a video on YouTube where a guy microwaves paper and nothing happens. I wonder if it’s not cut…

Canola Oil

Q: Not so long ago, on forums, blogs and websites for healthy food and diets, people started to talk about the great benefits of canola oil. Although, I also heard about many disadvantages of this quite mysterious but extremely trendy product. So I want to ask you, Is it good or bad, and can we…

Corn Oil

Q: Pediatricians suggest using not only sunflower oil but also olive and corn oil in the child’s diet. Now there’s a question, whether it is possible to add corn oil in the thermally processed dishes, to warm it up alone or fry with corn oil. It is known that most oils cannot be heated, as…

Chestnuts

Q: Roasted chestnuts remind me of an amazing trip to Istanbul. I still can’t forget their taste of sweet potato and nuts. I took a few chestnuts home to give a treat to my family. Surprisingly, I didn’t know how to get them warm again, so the treatment was bitterly spoiled.  What if the next…

Flaxseed Oil

Q: Can you help me to figure out whether flaxseed oil goes in the microwave? I’ve been searching for a while but I don’t find any info on whether I can heat flaxseed oil alone in a microwave-safe bowl (to make a hair mask, for instance), or whether it is possible to microwave dishes containing…