The name of this blog is Anti-Microwave because I don’t have one, and will never buy one. Not out of health concerns—I don’t know much about the actual waves, or what they do to your body, probably nothing my cell phone doesn’t already do to my brain.
But I know that if we got along without electric kitchen appliances from the beginning of time ‘til 50 years ago…well, save your cash.
BUT HOW CAN YOU REHEAT THINGS WITHOUT A MICROWAVE?
1. If it’s frozen and covered in dough…steam for 10 mins.
Pork buns, pierogies, the almighty dumpling: all of these taste better steamed, anyway. If you don’t have a steamer, pick up a collapsible steamer basket for $5. It’s so easy you’ll cry.
2. If it’s a plate of leftovers…bake at 350F for 15-20 mins.
Pile yourself a nice tasty plateful of fridge leftovers, double-check the plate is dishwasher/microwave safe, cover in tinfoil and stick it in the oven. You may need to adjust for some foods, but just start checking early.
3. If you want to make toast…bake at 350F for 3-7 mins, flipping once.
Toasters? Pshhh, just stick that bread on your oven rack. Okay, yes, this takes some vigilance. And your oven might be different, so the first few times, make sure to check every couple minutes.
Have questions about other types of food, or reheating suggestions? Hit “Ask” at the top of the page and I’ll make a post about it.