Can you use cast iron in a convection microwave oven?

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      Jual Kapal Tongkang

      Can you use cast iron in a convection microwave oven?

      Using cast iron in a convection microwave oven is generally not recommended. Traditional cast iron cookware, such as skillets and Dutch ovens, often comes with warnings about using them in microwaves. Here are a few reasons why:

      1. Metal in Microwaves: Microwaves work by emitting electromagnetic waves that are absorbed by water molecules in food, causing them to heat up. Metal, including cast iron, can reflect these waves and cause sparks or a fire hazard. Using metal in a microwave is not safe and can damage the oven.
      2. Uneven Heating: Cast iron tends to heat up slowly and unevenly. In a microwave, which relies on rapid and even heating, using cast iron can result in unevenly cooked food.

      If you want to use cast iron-like cookware in a convection microwave, consider alternatives specifically designed for microwave use. Some microwave-safe cookware is made with materials that won’t interfere with the microwave radiation.

      Always check the manufacturer’s guidelines for both the microwave oven and the cookware. If the manual explicitly states that a particular type of cookware is safe for use, follow those recommendations. If not, it’s best to avoid using traditional cast iron in the microwave and choose microwave-safe alternatives.

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