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The main difference between microwaving and blanching is you can add salt to the water. Proper blanching takes 1-5 mins depending on what your blanching and how soft you want it. There is no issues using a microwave you still have a container to clean. Microwave will save you about 5-10 mins waiting on the water to boil but considering you usually have to ...


Microwaves do not heat food, they activate the water molecules in the vegetable and cause it to boil. This is why melting things like chocolate take a long time to heat and meat doesn't roast.


I used it in convection mode for 2 min at 200C and it cracked into 4 pieces!

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