microwaveThe versatile microwave oven is a cooking appliance that heats up food using microwave radiation to excite molecules within the food.  

These ovens can heat liquids and solid food quickly, and often lend themselves well to:

  • Reheating previous dinners
  • Heating soups or liquids
  • Thawing frozen meat
  • Cooking frozen vegetables
  • Steaming

Some models have a convection element, allowing hot air to circulate through the oven cavity.  

A common misconception is that microwaves cook from the inside-out.  In most cases, a microwave actually cooks from the outside in.