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Can You Cook Only with a Microwave Oven?

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Ever wondered if you can you survive with just a microwave oven?

Your kitchen likely has an oven, but it also likely has a microwave oven. In the U.S., we can be very dependent on both of these appliances. It is hard to know what to do when one or the other goes out. If your regular oven breaks down, Landers Appliance is here in Baltimore, MD, to save your dinner. In the meantime, can you cook only with a microwave oven?

Can You Cook Only with a Microwave Oven?

Cooking Breakfast

The beauty of breakfast is that it can be hot or cold; either way, it can be delicious. If you are itching for a hot breakfast, you can heat up regular or frozen bread for toast, scramble an egg, crisp bacon, and boil some water for oatmeal as well. Do not microwave foods with enclosed moisture, like tomatoes, whole eggs, and sausages, unless you have first opened them up.

Cooking Lunch

Lunch is also a flexible meal in terms of temperature. It can be cold like a salad or sandwich, or hot like a soup or panini. Microwaving soups and cups of noodles is almost self-explanatory, but a good idea to try out for lunch aside from frozen meals. Meals for lunch or dinner can overlap.

Cooking Dinner

It is possible to cook steak, pasta, vegetables, rice, and beans in a microwave oven as well. Online videos show you just how it’s done. With steak, it is as easy as seasoning it with salt and pepper and microwaving it on high or medium. With pasta, the trick is to put it directly into boiling water, seal the container, and shake for a minute.

Cooking Dessert

There are many scrumptious microwaved dessert recipes, like mug chocolate cake! Dessert can be as simple as a microwaved spiced apple or as decadent as a peach cobbler. Just know that some more advanced recipes may take a longer cooking time.

It is possible to do a lot with your microwave oven alone, and if you’re wondering, it is entirely safe to do so without overexerting it. Just be sure to look up if you can microwave a particular food to avoid undercooking or uneven cooking.

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