What utensils work best in the microwave?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Eudora13, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Eudora13

    Eudora13 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    1
    I've been trying my hand at baking in the microwave. So far I've only used microwave proof troughs and bowls for this and the result was not what I'd want again! Would thin glass be a better option? What are the materials that would work both in the cake and the microwave's favor?
     
    Eudora13, Sep 26, 2013
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Eudora13

    OhioTom76 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    19
    Glass will work and it does have some advantages, such as not melting or staining. Plus it also doesn't leech out dangerous chemicals when heated, like some plastics do. The biggest drawback with glass is that it gets very very hot - making it hard to handle when taking it out of the microwave. Also, some glass will shatter if it changes temperature abruptly - such as placing a hot bowl on a cold counter.

    I've bought some microwave specific plastic bowls and trays, but they still tend to melt - especially the ones meant for bacon. That can't be healthy eating stuff off of melting plastic.
     
    OhioTom76, Sep 29, 2013
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Eudora13

    Jazma Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    1
    Anything thats not Aluminum will work in a microwave without burning the house down.
     
    Jazma, Apr 2, 2014
    #3
  4. Eudora13

    loraanna Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    3
    Baking in Microsafe glass in the oven works well. I have tried my hand at baking a simple cake and it worked well.
    I prefer to bake in the oven though at least you get a nice crust that no matter what you use the microwave will not give you that.
     
    loraanna, Apr 2, 2014
    #4
  5. Eudora13

    Trellum Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,772
    Likes Received:
    371
    Glass, I use everything glass in the microwave without fear :) I am actually planning to go very daring this weekened and bake some brownies in a glass pan. Yup, I got the info from another wed site (posted here a while ago that question but got no real answer), so yes, am finally going to try it! According to those folks I only have to decrease temp minus 25 degrees.
     
    Trellum, Jun 16, 2015
    #5
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.