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Differences Between a Convection and Microwave Oven

Nowadays, the use of different type of ovens for cooking is exploding in popularity. In America, it is safe to say that almost every household contain a convection or a microwave oven. While both can be used for cooking, the methods used to generate the heat are vastly different.

On a trip to Peru many years ago a Shaman told me science is destroying the world by altering the composition of nature. As a young man then I could never relate to what he was trying to tell me, for every action has an opposite and equal reaction.

All around us, there are products that serve a good purpose but also capable of affecting our health negatively. For example, do you know your smartphone is cancer causing instrument? How gullible can we all be, for it helps us communicate with the world, but can also cause significant health damage.

Look around you and the cell towers used to send Wi-Fi signals are now becoming more apparent to more people. It is now fully established that the towers used to transmit cellphone signals create more health woes than the industry would care to admit. Now you understand why the rate of all types of cancer is exploding worldwide.

The two examples cited will give you a better understanding of what is involved when it comes time to choose between a microwave and convection oven. Let’s see if we can break down the technology used by each oven to cook your food.

Microwave Oven Technology

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A microwave oven will use radiation that is generated when the molecules within your food ingredients are agitated. Keep in mind that the agitation will also occur with the bowl you’re using to hold your ingredients.

That is why most plastic containers would melt when put inside of a microwave oven. Since it is fast acting, this device can be used to cook just about any type of food.

Microwave ovens are faster at cooking just about any type of food ingredients. Some would say it is about 25% faster than a convection oven, which is probably true.

Convection Oven Technology

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A convection oven is designed to use carefully hidden heating elements to generate the heat needed to cook your food ingredients. Most will use a powerful fan to ensure that the heat is evenly distributed to thoroughly cook your food.

While a convection oven is faster at cooking your food that a regular oven it is on the slower side when compared to how fast a microwave oven can heat up your food ingredients.

Is it Safe to Use Microwave Oven for Cooking?

From all the available studies and publications, microwave oven use does pose certain dangers to one’s health after a prolonged length of time. Since the cooking device is using radiation technology to heat up your food ingredients, some of the bad effects will eventually affect the eater and user.

From my experience and that of many health experts, cooking with a microwave oven will zap your food ingredients of all natural beneficial properties. The same type of radiation therapy used on cancer patients will be applied to your food stuff.

It is also true that most foods cooked with a microwave oven lack proper taste and nutrition, but most people would not know the difference unless they have an idea what a good, real meal should taste like.

If you’re using any type of plastic container for your microwave oven cooking you can be sure some of the chemicals used in making it will leach into your food ingredients. Even the plastic containers that say microwave safe are not immune to the power of this technology.

In Conclusion

Microwave oven use is prevalent in America today because it is faster at cooking than a convection oven. The types of containers you can use to hold your food ingredients in both products requires careful analysis to prevent a fire from occurring while cooking.

While most people would agree that a microwave oven is faster at cooking your meal, some of the essential nutrients within the ingredients will be stripped away with the radiation heat.

If you were given an option between both, it would be safer to choose a convection oven. You can find some of the best convection toaster oven brands from our earlier posting.