Survey: Putting a cover/lid on for microwaving food?
- Chemicalkinetics Feb 20, 2013 08:24 PM
This question came about after I got sick and was using my microwave extensively.
"Do you usually put a cover/lid over the food and container when you microwave your foods?"
Putting a lid on can avoid splattering, and can heat up the food faster.
Putting a lid on means one more thing to wash.
A) Usually put a lid on
C) Usually do not put a lid on
My answer is a (C). Sometime I use another plate as a cover, but I have to say that I usually don't.
a -- avoids splattering, heats up food faster, and tends to hold moisture closer to the food, so less mummified remains on the plate.
The cover's a breeze -- if there's a splatter, I toss it in the dishwasher. (more often than not, it's just condensation - a quick swipe with a sponge takes care of it)