How Is The Microwave Oven A Boon To The Kitchen?

A microwave oven is the most essential item of a modern kitchen. No one can think about living without a microwave as it has become the next big thing in every household. In this fast-paced world, when there is so much shortage of time, a microwave holds your hand to help you make your supper in just a few seconds. Microwave ovens are efficient because they channelize the heat energy directly into the tiny particles of the food inside and heats them up by radiation. High-frequency electromagnetic waves are emitted with the oven cooks the food and that helps the food to be evenly cooked from all sides. Today we are going to project the advantages of a microwave oven.

What are the benefits of using a microwave?

  • Heat up the food – Reheating the leftover food for your next meal becomes convenient with a microwave. You just have to put the container of food inside the oven and fix the timer. There is no need to stand by its side or ignite a stove. You are also able to decide upon the level of hotness of the food by setting the timer as per requirement. Microwaves do not war themselves while heating the food and you are saved from over-heating your meal.
  • Cleaning is simple – The microwave ovens are easy to be maintained and cleaned. You just need a damp sponge or cloth to wipe out the dirt from inside the oven and the external body. If your oven stinks a lot, boil a bowl of water with sufficient drops of lemon juice in it. When the water is boiled for a few minutes, the smell eradicates and your oven is ready for use again. The metal body of the microwave oven helps in easy cleaning.
  • Spill and burn-proof – When you use the old fashioned oven or stoves, there are chances of spilling and burning of food if you are not around. Contrarily with microwaves, you do not have to keep a constant watch. You can be relaxed after you have set the timer depending upon the food type. You do not have to supervise or stir regularly or wait for the whistle. Once your food is ready, it beeps and asks you to take out your food.
  • The food value is retained in the food – When you boil the vegetables in the microwave it has proved to be healthier than cooked on a gas stove. Microwave is such designed that it helps to retain the nutrients like minerals and vitamins inside the food even after the completion of cooking. In a world where everyone is striving to stay fit, the microwave lends its super hand to boost up your fitness level.

If you strictly follow the rules mentioned in the user manual and use the right cookware, then you are good to go. You would be able to prepare thousands of recipes in a jiffy that would be a real delight to your taste bud.

Good Food and Great Service @ Macaroni Grill in Auburn Hills

I went to Macaroni Grill with friends and family on a Saturday night at 9 pm local time. We waited for about twenty minutes for a table. The waiting area at the restaurant was appropriate. Standing there, one has a good view of the kitchen, the bar and the dining area. The benches in the waiting area were higher than the floor. So while sitting on the bench I felt like I was sitting in the dugout. I could hear another person waiting for a table joking, “Put me in coach.” The wait time was normal due to our large party and it was crowded on Saturday.

We were seated in a corner booth. The thing you notice about Macaroni Grill is that all the wait staff learned to write their first name upside down with a crayon. One thing I like about this restaurant is they always have good bread. The bread served before the meal was fresh out of the oven. The waiter gave us some olive oil to dip the bread in. It serves as a nice appetizer before the salad. I was not particularly thirsty at the time so I ordered a glass of water to drink. The ice water was a reasonable cold temperature. The glasses were clean. That is always a plus when dining out.

A person in our party did not particularly care for her ravioli. She commented to our waiter that it was not good. The waiter took the dish away and he said he would take it off the bill. Then the manager came to the table to see if there was another dish she would like to try. This is very good restaurant customer service. I am pleased that the manager came out to apologize and try to make amends.

As for my entrée, it was delicious. I had the crab-stuffed mushrooms. I think that is what they eat in heaven. I also had a caprese salad. The salad had a lot of balsamic vinaigrette and a lot of basil. It was delicious. The imported mozzarella had an interesting but delectable texture. I did not have a dessert dish so I will have to skip that portion of the review.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends. They have big portions and a nice family dining atmosphere. If there was something I would improve on, it would be the transition from end of meal to paying the bill. That seemed to take longer than normal. Other pasta dishes I can recommend at Macaroni Grill are the penne rustica and the pasta milano. They also make an excellent barbecue chicken pizza.