Sunday, October 11, 2015


metal_in_microwave - metal_in_microwave.pdf:

by Seth Levinson 8 Stratford Circle Edison, New Jersey 08820 -­‐ 1830 (908) 756 -­‐ 6829

Imagine, you open your microwave oven door, to take out a freshly baked pie, and find the paper pie plate burning fiercely, ignited by the baked crust. Pie crusts brown and paper ignites at the same temperature. You cannot bake or brown in a paper or plastic container that burns or melts at baking and browning temperatures.

You CAN bake a pie and brown food, in a microwave oven, in a metal container. When metal is used in microwave cooking, the results of gas and electric cooking are obtained.

Neither special food packaging nor special formulation of ingredients are required to cook food when metal is used as part of the cooking container in a microwave oven Some foods that can be cooked in a microwave oven with the aid of metal are cake, two crust pies, cookies, rolls, biscuits, fruit turnovers, pizza pie from scratch, breaded frozen items such as fried chicken and fried shrimp, rare and medium steaks and hamburgers. MICROWAVE COOKING REQUIRES PROPERLY DESIGNED METAL COOKING UTENSILS Properly -­‐ designed, metal cookware uses to its advantage metal's ability to reflect both microwave energy and infrared heat energy off of its surface. Metal's special ability, both to shield the bottom portion of a food from direct microwave radiation and to focus microwave radiation on the top crust of a food can be used to advantage. A metal pie plate is useful, in reflecting infrared energy and microwave ene rgy off of its bottom and side surfaces. When using the metal pie plate a large proportion of either the electric oven's infrared energy or the microwave oven's microwave energy must enter the pie through its crust. Because the majority of energy enters th e pie through the top crust, the top crust browns. Metal can end the undesirable drying of thin peripheral and end portions of meat. Metal is more heat conductive then glass, plastic or paper. Food, heated within metal cookware, designed for microwave coo king, will be more evenly heated. Glass breaks and melts, paper chars and burns, and plastic melts and burns. Burning plastic and burning paper emit noxious fumes. Only metal can cook at the browning temperature required to achieve the browning results exp ected by the consumer.