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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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