Tips To Maintain Your Microwave To Make Them Last Long

Microwaves are one of the most important appliances in every household. We will not be wrong if we say that, it is probably the only appliance of the kitchen which is as useful as the person who is doing the cooking. A microwave is used for a wide variety of purposes in every kitchen.

The only issue with Microwaves is that they start to malfunction if they are not taken proper care of. So, if you have purchased a microwave recently and want to use it for a long period, then you must take care of it. Here, we will tell you about the tips that you can follow if you want to increase the life of your microwave.

  1. Regular cleaning

The most basic as well as the useful way to prolong the life of your microwave is by cleaning it regularly. Every time after you use the microwave, make sure to pull its plug out after the work is done. You should let cool completely every time after you use it. After all, this is done, you need to take a damp cloth and then wipe the inner surface of the microwave carefully.

  1. User proper containers

 

One of the most important things to keep in mind while using a microwave is to use the correct containers. You should always try and use microwavable glass as well as ceramic dishes. You can also use plastic containers in the microwave, but you should always use containers which are microwave safe. You should avoid using dishes which have got a wooden handle or dishes which have got paint or metallic trim. Another thing which should strictly avoid in a microwave is tinfoil.

3. Avoid damages to the door

The one thing that you can do to make sure that the door of your microwave remains safe is to work as much gently as you can. There are a lot of microwave users who just slam the door, well if you do so, then you might end up with a blown-up fuse. If the people at repairclinic.com are to be believed, there are three switches in a microwave oven and there’s a particular pattern in which these switches need to be closed. You can only make sure of this only if the door of the microwave is closed gently.

  1. Proper positioning

This is also one of the most basic as well as the important tips that you need to keep in mind to keep your microwave safe. If you want to make your microwave last for a longer duration of time, then this is probably one of the most important things needed to be kept in mind.

These are some of the most important points that you need to keep in mind to take care of your microwave. If you follow these tips then your microwave is sure to last long. If you have invested, then it’s best to make the investment a bit lasting. 

How to Cook Delicious Home Made French Fries

How to Cook Delicious Home Made French Fries


If you have only eaten french fries at the restaurant, you can make them at home easily, and they will be fresh and delicious. And your home made french fries will taste like the real thing.

Ingredients

Whole Potatoes (2-3 potatoes per serving)

Canola Oil (or other vegetable oil)

Salt

Step 1: Heat the oil in a deep fryer or frying pan to 325 degrees. Caution, if the oil starts to smoke or catches fire, immediately cover the pan and turn off the source of heat. Never pour water on an oil fire.

Step 2: Cut the potatoes lengthwise into narrow strips resembling french fries. To optimize efficiency, cut the potatoes into narrow slivers, then stack the slivers on top of each other to cut again into narrow strips. The more narrow the strips, the fast the fries will cook and the tastier they will be. In my opinion the fries taste better with the skin on them, but if you want skin less fries, you can peel the potatoes beforehand.

Step 3: Carefully place the fries in the hot oil and cook 5-10 minutes, or until slightly golden brown.

Step 4: Turn off the oil, take the fries out, strain out the oil, sprinkle some salt on the fries, and enjoy!

How to Cook a Homemade Philly Cheesesteak Easy, Delicious, Quick and Cheap!

How to Cook a Homemade Philly Cheesesteak Easy, Delicious, Quick and Cheap!


Create a Famous Dish, at Home, Delicious and Easy on a Frugal Budget that All Can Afford

One day my wife talked to me about Philly Cheesesteaks, how easy they seem to be to make and yet how there were hardly any restaurants in ‘our City’ that made it. I researched online, reading multiple lines of text, watching various videos, commenting and rating the various content I came across, and finally took the plunge to take action and see for myself how easy and delicious (and quick) it could be! Note: this was several months ago and since then quite a few restaurants have indeed attempted to recreate the famous Philly Cheesesteaks. I still recommend the homemade version, as its fun to create, delicious to eat and in these troubling economic times for all, a great way to be frugal and cost conscious!

I used delicious sukiyaki meat from the local supermarket, (but you could easily purchase other meat and slice the meat thinly), regular onions, and Kraft QuickMelt Cheese and half sized baguettes. I figure my total costs to make about 4 (four) came to about $10.

Slice the baguette down the middle, chop two onions, slicing off the top and bottom of the onion, so as to get crunchy circular shaped onion rings, and then grate about a half cup of cheese per portion.

If you are oil conscious, lightly grease your pan with low fat unsaturated butter (not oil) – if you do NOT care proceed with a tablespoon or two of sunflower oil, and set the heat on medium. Once the butter/oil is moderately hot, put in the onions, stirring them around quickly. As the onions start to become less crunchy, put the to one side ad put in the meat and start cooking it until the meat becomes brown. You can then add a little salt and pepper to taste prior to pouring the grated cheese over the meat to melt.

You can then place the baguette directly onto the pan to grill the outside and inside. After about 2 minutes you can take the baguette out, placing it on a plate, and then adding the onions, meat and melted cheese. Allow to cool or grab your favorite beverage before admiring, and then chowing down, on your homemade, easy, delicious and quick Philly Cheesesteak! Enjoy!

Second Note: Not all of you will like the onions, so please leave out this step. I’d still add however that onions are not only delicious but great for your blood flow and great for your skin!

What to Cook for a Date at Home

What to Cook for a Date at Home


Dating in, or having a date night at home rather than going out, is becoming increasingly popular. Dating at home is good for times when you can’t go out because of your budget or other reasons. Even if you don’t go out for a meal, though, you can still have great food.

Here are some ideas to help you have the best food possible for your at home date.

1. Tie in your food with your activity.

For example, if you’re watching a movie, pick a food that relates to it. Watch the incredibly romantic Chocolate and serve chocolate fondue, or watch the sweet and funny My Big Fat Greek Wedding and eat falafel. Or you could pack a picnic hamper to bring out into the garden with you as you stargaze.

2. Indulge

Dates are not the time to count calories or worry about your waistline. Just enjoy yourselves. Indulge in foods that are decadent, delicious, and sensual. Make romantic foods like these rose cupcakes, and then you can decorate with the rest of the roses, or scatter rose petals on the table (or anywhere else). If you love rich foods, but never normally eat them, think of foods in creamy sauces and decadent desserts. Date nights in are a time to indulge in great food-worry about your diet another day.

3. Serve aphrodisiacs

Some foods have been associated with love and romance for centuries. Serving a menu full of reported aphrodisiacs can be fun, and you can decide for yourself whether they work.

4. Finger Foods

Make an intimate atmosphere by making finger foods and feeding them to each other. If you don’t want to cook your own, a lot of supermarkets sell pre-made canapés in their party food sections.

5. Cook Favourites

If you know that your partner’s absolute favourite food is lasagna, but you rarely take the time to make it, then consider making lasagna for your date night. If you really love ice cream, open up a tub of ice cream and grab two spoons. Or dish up ice cream with a buffet of toppings: bananas, chocolate sauce, nuts, cream, and cherries. No matter what you choose, it will probably be cheaper to cook it yourself than it would be to go out and eat (plus there’ no tip).

6. Let someone else do the work

If you’ve both had busy days or just really don’t feel like cooking, then you can always get take-away or a food delivery for your date night in. Sometimes ordering pizza and eating it straight from the box is just what the two of you may need. For a cheaper option, many supermarkets offer pre-made or ready made meals that you can just warm. It’s usually cheaper than eating out but saves you the work of making something.

7. Be Inspired

If you want to make something special, but aren’t sure what to do, then flip through your cook books or look at some food blogs for ideas.