Omnipan Microwave Recipes

Although the microwave might primarily be used for reheating leftovers, popping popcorn, or making a hot beverage, this kitchen appliance is quite versatile. It can cook a surprising number of foods in less time than it would take otherwise. Now more than ever, people are gravitating towards convenience, ease, and saving time. Not only does it hit these three points perfectly, but the microwave also does so without being expensive; you can find microwaves at any price point. Here’s a curated collection of recipes we’ve put together for you to make with the Omnipan in your microwave.

Avocado Toast with Egg
Microwave Fudge
Indian Masala Anda Bhurji (Spicy Scrambl
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Baked Salmon with Succotash.jpg
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Here are some microwave cooking tips for you:

  1. To keep foods like sandwiches, french fries, bread rolls, etc., from getting soggy when heating in your microwave, wrap them in a dry paper towel to absorb the moisture when they’re being heated.

  2. Don’t stack food on top of each other because it won’t cook properly.

  3. Don’t use any metal in your microwave as it could create sparks and cause a fire. Especially be careful with takeout containers that have metal handles.

  4. Don’t connect other appliances to the same circuit, as this could cause reduced electrical energy. This might affect your cooking and harm your microwave.

  5. While heating flatbread like Tortillas or Naan, wrap them in a moist paper towel to stop them from drying out.

  6. Leave the lid loosely on your microwave-safe container or open the steam vent on the lid to allow your food to breathe.

  7. Clean your microwave often so that the flavor of what you’re cooking or heating doesn’t get altered by what you cooked earlier.

  8. When cooking potatoes or other thick-skinned foods such as squash, tomatoes, or fruit in your microwave, pierce the skin to release steam. This stops them from bursting and splashing all over the microwave.

  9. When cooking fish fillets, cut 3 slashes in each side of the fish fillet to cook it evenly and stop the skin from bursting on cooking.

  10. Use a high setting (100% power) for soups, beverages, fruits, vegetables, fish, ground meat, and poultry.

  11. Use a medium-high setting (70% power) for simmering stews.

  12. Use a medium setting (50% power) for baking bread, cakes, and muffins and cooking less tender cuts of meats.

  13. If you’re not sure what the wattage of your microwave is, then conduct the water test. Pour a cup of water into a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Heat the cup on high heat until the water boils.

    1. If it takes less than three minutes for the water to boil, then your microwave is between 600 to 700 watts.

    2. If it takes three or four minutes for the water to boil, then your microwave is between 500 to 600 watts.

    3. If it takes more than four minutes for the water to boil, your microwave is less than 500 watts.


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