Separating Fact from Fiction: The Truth About the Safety and Efficiency of Sharp Microwaves

Posted by on 5/9/2023

Microwaves have become an indispensable part of modern kitchens, making cooking and reheating food faster and more convenient. But still, over the years, various myths and misconceptions about using microwaves have emerged, causing confusion and concern among consumers. 

One such myth is that they are harmful to health, mainly because they emit harmful radiation that can be dangerous for human consumption. In reality, this is far from the truth, and in fact, they are designed with safety and quality in mind.

In this blog, we will debunk some of the common myths surrounding Sharp microwaves, providing factual information to help you make informed decisions about using these appliances. 

  1. They release harmful radiation.

Ovens use radiation to heat food, but they are hardly the only appliances that do this. In reality, all methods of preparing food use thermal radiation, which can be dangerous if it touches your skin.


The good news is that thermal radiation from your microwave stays inside the oven, keeping exterior components like doors and knobs cold and protected from the overheating typical of conventional ovens and toasters.


  1. They destroy your food's nutrients.

In simple terms, cooking in a sharp microwave has no impact on the nutritional value of your food. The alterations in food caused by oven cooking are caused by the release of thermal energy, or heat, much like with conventional cooking techniques. 

Foods like pre-boiled rice and steamable vegetables are ideal for microwave cooking because they are prepared and packaged in ways that lock in nutrients. 

Naturally, warming reduces the nutritional content of any food.

  1. They are only good for junk food.

Although the microwave is frequently used for popcorn, leftover pizza, and TV meals, there is much more to your diet that can benefit from using this adaptable and practical appliance. 

For instance, to maintain their nutrients and crisp texture, flash-frozen veggies are selected at the height of freshness, promptly frozen, and then packaged in microwave-safe bags. Rice and beans, which can be the basis for a wide range of meals, are staples that cook well in the microwave.  

Even the maintenance of a healthy food routine can be made simpler by sharp microwaves. You can prepare healthy meals in advance with a bit of meal preparation,


  1. Oven cooking dries out your food.

Timing and skill are crucial to preserving your dish's proper texture and moisture level, as they are with any cooking process. The typical oven has a wide range of preset modes and power levels, but most users only use one or two because they feel comfortable using them.

To avoid nuking meals that tend to overheat and dry out, add a little water to your plate or cover your meal with a damp paper towel.


  1. They zap your food's flavor.

Be aware of the flavor-producing reactions your microwave can and cannot produce. Like you wouldn't use a deep fryer to achieve the sizzle and sear of a grilled steak. 

In the same way, it's a good idea to find out which of your favorite recipes and meals the microwave works best for.


For instance, heating casseroles in the microwave is a quick and tasty way to use leftover food and other ingredients.


  1. They can’t cook food evenly.

Even though it is not advised to place a raw turkey on your turntable, microwaved food can still have a uniform texture and temperature.


You have more influence than you may imagine over how a microwave warms food if you arrange it yourself, even though meals packed expressly for microwave cooking tend to cook consistently without any effort. 

You can use glass or ceramic containers instead of plastic ones to help manage heat, and plate the food evenly so that it is about the same depth across. Remember that a moist paper towel can aid in heat absorption and distribution.


  1. Microwaved containers break down in your food.

Microwaving won't harm the container if you use the correct kind of one or discharge chemicals into your food. This is so that radiation from the microwave can flow through microwave-safe containers like glass and ceramics and into your food. 

However never use metal containers in a microwave since they have the opposite effect. 


Polystyrene and single-use plastic containers should be avoided, particularly those used to store cold meals. Although safer, earthenware and stoneware should be avoided whenever possible since they are porous and brittle and may shatter if exposed to liquids.

Though microwaves don't directly heat microwave-safe containers, they can get warm from the food.Therefore, even if it is okay to microwave your meal, use the same caution when removing it from a conventional oven. Your fingers will thank you for it.


The myths surrounding Sharp microwave ovens are primarily unfounded and unsupported by scientific evidence. They are safe to use, and their radiation levels are within acceptable limits. It is essential to understand the facts about Sharp microwaves to use them safely and confidently.

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