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For decades, microwave ovens have provided convenience to homes all over the world. Whether it be thawing chicken for lunch or having leftover pizza in the middle of the night, the microwave oven is always there for you. Sadly, stories about the dangers of microwaved food have spread through the internet leaving this trusty appliance on the receiving end of some unfortunate and unnecessary backlash. However, it only takes a little smart analysis to see that most of the allegations are based on poor science and fear mongering.

If you are one of those who are affected by the scuttlebutt, here are 3 common myths about microwave ovens and the reasons why you shouldn't believe them:

'Microwave Ovens Cause Cancer'

This is the most common misconception of all. Radiation is often linked to cancer which makes people hesitant to try microwave ovens. Not only the Food and Drug Administration but even the American Cancer Society and World Health Organization have proclaimed microwave ovens safe because the radiation they emit are only electromagnetic in nature, same as the ones in your televisions, radios, and cell phones. They are not cancer-causing and do not cause any harm to a person's body.

'Microwave Ovens Kill Nutrients'

Since microwave ovens are mainly known for reheating, people think food becomes less healthy when you use it. Losing nutrients is normal in all cooking appliances that require heat exposure. Microwave ovens actually retain more nutrients since they use a much shorter time to cook food. Certain nutrients can also leach into cooking water, making you better off using a microwave oven to cook food which uses less water rather than other methods such as boiling.

'Microwave Ovens Are Not Energy Efficient'

People assume that microwave ovens consume lots of energy because it generates heat. Microwave ovens actually save more energy because it heats faster compared to other appliances like electric stoves. There's also no waiting time for the inside to heat up thus making it time efficient as well.

Now that you know that microwave ovens are one of the easiest and safest ways to cook food, there's no need to fear anymore. Just think about it, the microwave oven has been an indispensable tool in homes and restaurants for over 50 years. And the most sought-after brand for this particular product is Whirlpool, the leading appliance brand in the world. Trusted for generations, Whirlpool offers a variety of microwave ovens to choose from and has even recently released the MWP 305 ES, a microwave oven with a 30-liter capacity that fits any meal. The oven guarantees effortless use because of its touch screen design and integrated handle which makes it perfect even for first-time users. The auto-cook function helps cook all types of produce by adjusting the temperature with the touch of a button. It also comes with a grill and steam function that brings out all the flavors of your meals without the smoke. It even provides an auto-clean function for quick grime removal. Family gatherings will be stress-free because this product is not only ergonomic and durable in design but also swift and reliable in preparing all of your dishes!

The Whirlpool MWP 305 ES microwave oven is available in all leading appliance stores nationwide. It also comes with a warranty for one year and parts availability for two years in over 200 service centers nationwide. Drop by their showrooms located at Quezon City, Davao, Cebu, Iloilo, and Bacolod or visit their website at or follow them on Facebook for more information.
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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:Apr 11, 2019

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