Microwave was invented in the 1940’s and has turned out to be an inseparable part of our lives. No wonder, the invention of the microwave has made life simple and has helped the restaurant industry flourish like anything! Right from speeding up the process of cooking to minutes and seconds, this remarkable invention has been a boon for mankind.
Ironically, microwave has been a blessing for people who have no time to spend hours in the kitchen. In fact, it happens to be a favourite mode of cooking also for people who are too lazy as it makes cooking meals so effortless. We are sure, if you are lazy, you too would relate to it. In fact, there are days when you just don’t feel like cooking or even boiling water and this device comes to your rescue. Now, the big question arises that have you ever tried boiling water in a microwave, is it safe or is it dangerous. Well, here’s an answer to all your worries, so read on!
All you need to know before you boil water in a microwave
Microwave as the name suggest works on electromagnetic waves, that move around and cause friction between water molecules to generate heat. According to a study, boiling water in a microwave changes the composition and properties of water, which otherwise don’t change much when boiled in the traditional method. The use of waves heat the water molecules randomly, which leaves the lower layer of water cool.
However, if you want to boil water in a microwave it is advisable to stir the water at intervals. One thing which your microwave will not be able to help you with is that it will not help you boil the water to its ideal boiling point in order to kill harmful microorganisms.
According to a few studies, microwaves do have ill effects that can be harmful for health. However, there are no concrete evidence to support it.
Precautions you need to maintain to boil water in a microwave
Though boiling water in a microwave is easy and convenient, you should take some precautions as water can be dangerous if it seeps inside the device.
Use hot pads or gloves to take out the microwave cups.
Do not fill the water to the brim, if you are boiling it in a microwave.
Boiling water creates vapour. Hence, do not put your hands directly over the water after it has been boiled.
Only use microwaveable containers to boil water. This saves from burns and blisters.
Last but not the least, know the device well before you start using it.