Since the microwave oven entered almost every home it shows its advantages compared to other ways of preparing food. Please find few of them -

• Microwave ovens present less of a risk of burns when used. They heat the food but stay cold   themselves unlike other types of heating methods. Heated food can heat the dish in which it is    heated but even that in lesser extent than conventional stoves and ovens.

• Cooking in a microwave oven (compared to baking in the oven or frying) eliminates the formation   of tars and char, which are carcinogenic, because of its lower temperature of cooking, which is in    fact boiling point of water.

• Direct heat of other types of kitchen appliance can fry the surface while the inside stays cold.    Microwave radiation penetrates deeper than that and, in combination with a stirrer or turntable, it    allows for more even heating of the food.

•  If the food is pre-heated in a microwave oven before putting it into the grill or pan, time needed     to heat up the food is reduced as well as the formation of carcinogenic char.

• Microwaving does not produce acrylamide in potatoes which is of concern as a possible    carcinogen.

• Because of the reduced preparation time in microwave ovens, foot retains more nutrients    because they are not destroyed by prolonged cooking.

• Bacon cooked by microwave has significantly lower levels of carcinogenic nitrosamines than    conventionally cooked bacon.