Myth: The stand time recommended for microwaveable foods is optional, it’s just so you don’t burn yourself.

April 8th, 2011 by mike Leave a reply »

Myth:  The stand time recommended for microwaveable foods is optional, it’s just so you don’t burn yourself.

Fact:  Stand time is not about cooling the microwaved food, but rather is an important part of the cooking process.  Stand times are usually just a few minutes and the time is necessary to bring the food to a safe internal temperature as measured with a food thermometer. To ensure safety with microwave cooking, always read and follow package instructions, know your microwave’s wattage, and use a food thermometer to ensure food has reached a safe internal temperature.

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