How to Use a Convection Microwave for Baking

This particular article is mainly dedicated to those who started baking on a basic level. Surely, buying an oven and knowing how to use your existing microwave is the very first step if you have just started baking.

Sometimes you just go by the name or any random recommendation then you feel bad about your decision. So why not first get right information then make any decision.  Here’s everything you need to know before baking.

Microwave Accessories

Microwave accessories such as a glass turntable, short metal rack for baking, high metal rack for grilling, directly depends on what type of microwave you have. In fact, you can also get a large round non-stick tin for baking pizzas. Basically, there are three types of a microwave, a basic microwave, microwave cum grill and a convection microwave.

Microwave Accessories

Basic Microwave

Every second person is aware of how to use these solo microwaves. It comes with microwave mode only and also you can easily set the time and power level of cooking. This basic microwave comes with a glass turntable where you can put your dish.

These microwaves are only useful for re-heating, cooking and defrosting frozen food, you cannot bake with such models except some certain kind of instant microwave brownie, cinnamon crisps and fat-free potato wafers.

What Could You Use

Using metal tins and pans would be difficult using a solo microwave. Instead of this, you can use any good quality microwave safe container, coffee mug, borosil kinds of glassware, or Tupperware.

Microwave Cum Grill

Not only these microwaves come with basic functions but also have the grilling function that allows you to grill vegetables, cottage cheese and meat and also you can combine both the modes to work simultaneously. The microwave is available with a glass turntable and also a tall circular metal rack where you can keep your food for grilling. The microwave comes with knobs or buttons that indicates microwave and grill and a combination of both.

Microwave Cum Grill

Convection Microwave

Now, here comes the multipurpose microwave including microwave, grill and convection modes. The microwave has different knobs indicating microwave, grill, convection, timer, temperature setting and power setting buttons. A convection microwave is the most versatile one that comes with a glass turntable, a low circular metal rack for baking, taller one for grilling food and a motorized rotisserie for cooking meat again. No matter what mode you want to use, the turntable and the roller wheel will always be present in the same every time, unless you want to remove it for cleaning.

Microwave mode

Individuals having this kind of oven, generally keep the metal racks under the table unless and until they need it for baking. Otherwise, use it for a monotonous but important purpose.

Microwave mode

Grill mode

To use the grill mode, you need to keep the tall metal rack on the turntable and food on the grill. Now press ‘grill’ and set the timer. If you don’t do grilling on a regular basis, then also you can use the use it as a cooling rack.

Convection mode

To work with the convection mode which is used for baking, keep your baking tray on the low metal rack. In the convection mode, the microwave works similar to an OTG. Therefore, you can use aluminum baking tins and pans, silicon and ceramic ware, or any other oven safe bake-ware.a

Some Easy and Healthy Blender Recipe

Are you too bored with making the same blender recipes again and again? Why don’t you try some easy and healthy blender recipes which we are going to discuss right here and of course this might be something new for you.

They are so quick and you only require just handful of good- for- your ingredients. No matter if you are an expert or just a beginner or you just want to be more cautious about your healthy lifestyle, a good-quality smoothie can become your life’s important and time-saving meal. So here we are with some really healthy and tasty blender recipes that you can surely try.

Classic Strawberry Banana Shake

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 1 fresh peeled banana
  • 1 cup milk or you can have almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon honey (if you like sweet)

Method:

Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend it properly. Trust me nothing is better than this classic combination.

Strawberry Banana Shake

Dairy-Free Yogurt

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of chilled coconut cream
  • Few drops of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • Some strawberries or any other soft fruit you like
  • 1 tablespoon honey (if you like sweet)

Method:

First, crush the strawberries in the blender. Now add all the remaining ingredients and blend for 30 seconds. This could your perfect alternative to yogurt and can go best with crunchy granola clusters.

Yogurt

Green Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana (cut into pieces before freezing)
  • A handful of spinach
  • 1-2 baby marrows
  • 2 tablespoons linseeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 kiwifruit
  • 1/4 cucumber (according to the size)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegan protein powder (optional)

Method:

Blend all the ingredients till you get perfect smoothness. If you still feel that the consistency is thick, add some water to it. Or if you think it is too much of liquid, add more linseeds. You can have this humble smoothie with some kiwi slices and seeds on the top.

Green Smoothie Bowl

Beet Bang

Ingredients:

  • 2 small raw beetroots
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 50g blueberries
  • 300ml water

Method:

Take all the ingredients and blend them together until you get the desired uniformity. Undoubtedly, beet bang is a perfect old treat.

Beet Bang

Basil Pesto

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Basil
  • Pine nuts
  • Salt/pepper

Method:

To make the right basil pesto, you need to put everything in the blender and blend for about 30 seconds.

Basil Pesto

Avo Bliss

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cold unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 ripe avocado, ripe banana and apple each
  • 1/2 large or 1 small chopped stalk celery
  • 2 cups lightly packed kale leaves or spinach
  • A few slices of fresh ginger
  • Ice cubes

Method:

Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend it until well combined. Avo bliss can be one of the best nutritious recipes.

Avo Bliss

Summer Thyme

Ingredients:

  • 200ml coconut water
  • 1/3 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 cup ice

Method:

Blend all the ingredients together until you get the perfect smoothness. Keep it fresh and light with this delicious combo.

Summer Thyme