Last updated 7 days ago
The microwave is great for cooking delicious meals in a hurry. Ever since microwaves became commercially viable in the 1960s, these appliances have been getting more and more sophisticated. If you’re like most Americans, however, you probably don’t use your microwave as effectively as you could. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your microwave so you can cook quick, delicious meals every time.
Follow Cooking Recommendations
By following a few basic cooking recommendations, you can extend the life of your microwave and heat your food more efficiently. Microwaves heat food by energizing water molecules, so you’ll have a lot more success if you add a little moisture to your food. It’s also a good idea to cook food in thin layers, as it’s difficult for a microwave to heat thicker layers. Taking your food out of your microwave, stirring it, and putting it back in can help ensure that your food is cooked evenly.
Clean Out Food Residue
You should always cover your food when you put it into the microwave; however, an air-tight cover can cause your food to explode. Even if you remember to cover your food, you’ll likely end up with some food residue inside your microwave. Try to clean food residue on a regular basis—if you continue to use your microwave as normal, the residue could heat up and cause permanent damage.
Use Microwave-Safe Containers
It’s extremely important to watch what you put in the microwave. For example, you probably know that metal should not go in the microwave under any circumstances. Ceramic and glass containers are your best bet, through microwave-safe plastics work well, too. Styrofoam and non-microwave-friendly plastics can transfer harmful chemicals to your food, and should thus be avoided.
You’ll find plenty of advanced microwaves at Gringer & Sons, Inc., located on Manhattan’s 1st Ave. Visit our website to browse our selection of high-quality kitchen appliances, or call (646) 679-3971 to ask any questions you might have.
Last updated 10 days ago
Staying organized is an excellent way to reduce your meal preparation time and keep your family happy. If your refrigerator is a mishmash of leftovers and months-old food, you might implement a special organization strategy. This will make it easier to find items and help prevent your food from getting rotten. Here’s one good configuration to consider:
Dairy Products on Top
When organizing the items in your fridge, try to keep their cooking temperature in mind. The higher the cooking temperature, the lower in the fridge a food item should be. This is to prevent potentially harmful elements from trickling onto food beneath it. Cheese, yogurt, milk, drinks, and leftovers, for example, should be kept on the top shelves.
Meat on the Bottom
Since uncooked meat carries the highest risk of contaminating the other food in your fridge, it should be kept on the bottom shelf. It’s especially important for chicken to be on the bottom shelf, as uncooked poultry carries a serious risk of salmonella poisoning.
Veggies in the Drawers
Crisper drawers are designed to keep vegetables nice and fresh. Ideally, you should store your veggies in a drawer located near the middle of your fridge. It’s OK to store your veggies in a bottom drawer, though you should make sure there isn’t any meat directly above them. One solution is to put meat in one bottom drawer and veggies in the other.
Condiments on the Shelves
Since you probably use your condiments more often than most other fridge items, you should consider keeping them in the door of your refrigerator, where they’re easy to find. Put the condiments you use the most near the top, and keep the more obscure ones near the bottom.
Gringer & Sons, Inc. has many refrigerators with all the features you could ever want. Our Manhattan appliance store is dedicated to making your life easier with high-quality and energy-efficient appliances. Call (646) 679-3971 to see what we have to offer NYC residents.
Last updated 21 days ago
If you’re about to undertake a kitchen remodel, take time to consider the layout of your kitchen appliances. An efficient layout between your sink, range, and refrigerator can save time and energy in the kitchen. Also known as the “work triangle,” this popular layout connects the three main work areas in the kitchen. Maintaining an clear and direct relationship between these work areas makes cooking much easier and helps keep traffic in the workspace to a minimum.
At Gringer & Sons, we can help you find the perfect new appliances for your remodeled kitchen. Because we offer the best deals on name-brand appliances in NYC, you can save money when you shop with us. Visit our website to browse our entire selection of new kitchen appliances, and be sure to call us at (646) 679-3971 if you have any questions.
Last updated 27 days ago
Cooking with a charcoal grill takes more effort than a gas grill, but food lovers and barbecue experts agree that the taste itself is worth the trouble. One of the most difficult parts about using a charcoal grill is lighting the charcoal. In this video, Dr. BBQ shows you the easy way to light a fire for your barbecue grill using lump charcoal or briquettes.
Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to get a great new charcoal grill. At Gringer & Sons, Inc., you can find the best deals on name-brand charcoal grills. We also carry a large selection of new, discount appliances for your kitchen and throughout the home. Visit our website to see all of the appliances we have to offer, or call us at (646) 679-3971 to learn more.
Last updated 1 month ago
The garbage disposal is one of the most used appliances in your kitchen; unfortunately, it’s also one of the most abused. Lack of maintenance, and putting the wrong things down the drain, can lead to clogs, jams, blockages, odors, and costly plumbing bills. There will eventually come a time when you need to purchase a new garbage disposal, but many disposal problems are unnecessary and can be avoided with the right care and routine maintenance. These tips will help keep your garbage disposal in tip-top shape.
Be Careful What You Put Down the Drain
The best way to take care of your garbage disposal is to avoid putting anything down the drain that is not biodegradable. Glass, plastic, metal, and paper products should never be put into the unit, as they can cause damage to the motor and the blades. Fibrous foods and tough-skinned vegetables such as corn husks, potato peels, and celery stalks should also stay out of the garbage disposal. Look online for a full list of items to avoid putting down the garbage disposal.
Get Rid of Unpleasant Sink Odors
Over time, your garbage disposal can develop an unpleasant odor. To keep it smelling fresh, toss a few cut-up lemons or limes into the disposal and turn it on for a few seconds. You can also grind up frozen vinegar cubes to get rid of the odor. As the cubes get chopped up, the odor-causing food residue and particles will be freed from the blades and lining inside the disposal.
If your old garbage disposal is beyond fixing, visit Gringer & Sons, Inc. Located in Manhattan, we are your source for discount appliances in NY. See our entire selection of garbage disposals and other kitchen appliances on our website. For additional information, call us at (646) 679-3971.