Advice 1: How to cook in a clay pot

Food cooked in clay utensilshave their own special and incomparable taste. Not only baked meat and julienne, but the usual cereal get it fragrant and delicious. To cook this dish is very simple, and due to the large number of recipes you can every day to create culinary masterpieces.
How to cook in a clay pot
Before cooking, fill the dishes with cold water for about 10 minutes (new cookware before the first use, be sure to pour warm water and carefully RUB the inside rough brush). Then drain the water, and the pot, pan or Cup (depending on what you use) will lay the workpiece. Use a variety of fats, water and oil do not have.
Slightly warm gas, electric oven or Russian stove and put it in the filled container, previously tightly closed the lid (some samples you can use in the microwave). Remember that she should not come into contact with the walls. Avoid sharp temperature changes. In no case do not put it in the oven pottery from the refrigerator or freezer, since it can appear as micro and normal cracks.
Gradually warming up, bring the temperature to 225 – 300 °C and cook for 35-55 minutes, depending on which dish you decide to make.
After cooking, wait until the cookware is completely cool. Then gently wash it in warm water, using minimal detergent (do not dry). If the clay has absorbed the smell of food, and he disappeared after the wash, fry it for 10-15 minutes in the oven. If possible, for each type of food (fish, meat, vegetables, etc.) use your utensils.
In any case, do not place containers of clay on the burners, as they can be split into parts, which is unsafe for your health. With the exception of Georgian clay frying pans "ketsi" and Russian "patch" that can be used for frying. However, cooking in them it is necessary very carefully: put on minimal heat and then increase it gradually. Cook at a low heat.

Advice 2 : In what dishes you can cook in the microwave

The popularity of microwave ovens based on the speed of cooking and the dishes a greater amount of nutrients than under conventional thermal processing. But only with the proper choice of utensils.
In what dishes you can cook in the microwave
Utensils for microwave ovens come in three types: ceramic, glass, special plastics. Strictly forbidden to use utensils made of metal. It is advisable not to use plates and pans with a picture, as some paints contain metal particles and can damage the magnetron.


A small saucepan, widening towards the top and is made of heat-resistant glass, the item needed for cooking in a microwave oven. It can be easy to prepare first and second courses. Many Housewives use similar pans for even baking.

The only caveat – it is better to choose a pot with a round shape. In oval and square containers distribution of microwaves is uneven.

Ordinary glasses, with thick glass walls also come in handy in the modern kitchen. They can bake the omelet to cook small cupcakes, reheat the juice. Thin-walled glasses are not suitable for the microwave, they will explode when heated. You also cannot use crystal containing lead and other metals.

Ceramic tableware

Ceramic microwave safe container is the ideal option. All the plates and pans used in cooking should not have any chips or cracks, as in the process of heating the pot can be split. Therefore, it is preferable to buy microwave ovens pots and dishes, covered with glaze. On glaze damage will be visible immediately.

It is not recommended to buy crockery in the local market. As a rule, all of it imported from China, where ceramics and paint almost always add metal. By the way, you can check whether or not the microwave safe container.

In the oven put the water-filled glass jar, with a volume of 200 ml and cover with a sealed lid. Next to the jar put a check object, for example a plate. Include the maximum temperature for 1-2 minutes. If the dish remains cool, it can be used for cooking in a microwave oven. If heated, for microwave this cookware is not suitable.

Tableware, plastic

Polyamide or polypropylene crockery, specially manufactured for furnace, microwave oven, withstands heat up to +140оС. But cooking in such utensils should be cautious. When heating the sugar and fat can heat up above normal and deformed the dishes. In plastic container you can prepare vegetables, bake a cupcake. For roasting chicken or apples with sugar is better to use a glass ovenproof dish.

Knowing how to choose the dishes for the microwave, the owner will ensure the normal operation of the microwave and save money.
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