To Microwave, or not to Microwave? That is the question.
You’d be hard pressed to find a kitchen these days without a microwave oven in it, with the Great British public using them to reheat leftovers and cook baked beans. But, what if you could do so much more? Microwaves are more useful than you may think, and can kick convenience up a notch. To celebrate the 70th birthday of the microwave, here are 7 ways that that you can use it that we bet you didn’t know…
Yep, you read that right; you CAN cook a roast dinner in a microwave! Combination microwaves have oven settings which allow you to roast just like any normal oven! The flatbed design of Panasonic microwaves gives you increased capacity, making it only too easy to roast your meat and veg all on one tray, and pre-set programmes which make it all just a touch away!
Steamed fish, steamed veg, there’s no real limitations! (Just don’t try and steam a shirt in there, trust us, we know.) Steaming your food keeps in all the lovely nutrients, and if you’re doing meat or fish this way, then it won’t dry out. Crunchy veg all the way!
If baking is your thing, fear not! Our microwave ovens allow you to bake desserts until the cows come home! Cakes, soufflés, meringue, whatever your heart desires – if you can do it in an oven, you can do it in a combination microwave (and most likely a bit quicker, too!).
Gone are the days where you have to leave your meat cooking for 8 hours to achieve that delicious, fall-apart-in-your-mouth texture. Think of the electricity bill! A combination microwave lets you ‘slow cook’ your BBQ pulled pork, winter stew or Moroccan Tagine in a fraction of the time, but still delivers the incredible taste and tenderness that we have grown to love.
Now we don’t mean soup from a tin, we know microwaves are already used for that! We mean fresh, homemade, delicious soup. Your favourite soup of the day has never been easier, and will make your lunch (or sick day) SO much better! (You may need to enlist the help of a blender or food processor to make soup. Our microwaves do a lot, but they don’t have blades!)
If you’re throwing a party, or are going to a party and have been charged with the creation of one item on the buffet table, you’ll want to have your combination microwave to hand. Samosas, prawn cocktail, chicken goujons and breaded mushrooms can all be made in the microwave! And the best bit? You don’t need to tell anyone at the party how easy it was!
Whether it’s Nan’s shepherd’s pie or proper rice pudding that gives you that cosy, warm feeling inside, it can be done. Using the oven setting, it will taste as good as it ever has, and the integrated grill will give your pasta bake the crispy, cheesy top!
So there you have it, 7 ways a microwave can make your life easier! If you really want, we suppose you can still warm up baby food and meals-for-one, but you now know that you can make delicious food for the whole family to enjoy! Ready, steady, COOK!
Think a Combi Microwave can revolutionise your cooking? Here are a couple you might just be interested in!