Saturday, June 21, 2014

MICROWAVE BASICS FOR YOUR STACK COOKER!

If you have the stack cooker or you are planning to order one, here are some great tips for you. If you wish to order a stack cooker please click on the following link which will connect you to my website www.my.tupperware.com/lindacwilson  Learning to use the stack cooker can save you a lot of time in the kitchen. It is also safer for the kids learning to cook since you don't have to worry about them using the stove and/or oven.
MICROWAVE BASICS FOR YOUR STACK COOKER! 
BASICS 
• The oven vs. microwave ratio is 4 to 1. What takes 40 mins. In the oven takes 10 in the micro! 
The microwave is a real money saver since it is a smaller appliance and much more efficient. 
• You can cook 85% of everything you cook on the stove or in the oven in your microwave. 
• All cooking in the stack cooker is on high temperature unless otherwise noted. 
• Remember, all microwaves are a little different, just like stoves and ovens. You will have to 
experiment a little and adjust the times to your microwave. It is best to start with a shorter amount 
of time until you have more knowledge. 
 
MEATS AND EGGS 
• Cooking times: Meats- 6 mins per lb. Fish-3 mins per lb. Eggs-1 min per egg (poke eggs to 
prevent explosions! 
• Hamburger browned in the colander has the same amount of fat as chicken. 
• Brown hamburger in the colander, discard the fat and cholesterol. Add sloppy joe mix, taco 
seasoning, spaghetti sauce, chili or prepare a casserole and microwave accordingly. 
• Cook a whole chicken in the stack cooker, set the chicken onto the cone, sprinkle with paprika (the 
chicken will be golden brown) Cover and Cook 6 min per lb. Yummy & quick! 
 
BAKING 
• Use regular box mixes, following box directions to mix, in general 10 minutes microwave time. 
• Use the 3 qt bowl with the cone 
• Do not grease or flour, the casserole is nonstick. 
• To cut out fat & calories, substitute equal amounts of applesauce for the oil. 
• Let stand 5 minutes after cooking and removing from the pan. 
• Cakes will pull away from the edge of the pan when done. 

BAKING IDEAS 
• Take any powdered cake mix plus a can of pie filling and 3 eggs. Mix together and cook 14 
minutes. 
• Angel Foods – buy one-step box mix. Split the batter in half, cook 15 min in large bowl, repeat 
for the other half of batter. 
• Rice Krispie Bars – put 40 marshmallows and 2 TBSP margarine in 3 qt casserole. Cook 2 min 
uncovered. Stir, cook 1 min stir, and pour over 6 cups of rice krispies. Stir and pat into pan. 
• Almond Bark – 1 ½ lb pkg almond bark. Put in 1 ¾ stack cooker cover, cook 3 min stir, Stays 
creamy and workable approx 20 mins. 
• Incorporate a dark ingredient (whole grain flour, molasses, or chocolate) into the batter to get a 
product that is darker than one made with white flour. 
• Grease and coat the casserole with toasted wheat germ or finely chopped nuts for a crust like color 
and texture. 
• When making muffins, use double paper cups to absorb excess moisture. 
• Increase leavening by 10% when baking scratch recipes. Rapid cooking doesn’t give leavening 
time to work. .• Items with leavening ingredients need to sit 5 minutes BEFORE you put in the microwave, so the 
ingredients can “activate”. 
• Graham cracker crusts can be “baked” on high for 1-½ minutes. 
• Use the cone on most cakes. It promotes more even cooking. Smaller cakes like the pineapple 
upsi8de down cake do not need the cone. 
• Mix, don’t beat most cake batters. The mixer puts extra air in the batter that is not necessary in a 
micro-baked cake. It won’t hurt it but it isn’t necessary 
  
VEGETABLES, PASTA & RICE 
• For pasta & noodles, put just enough water to cover. Cook covered. It usually takes 7-9 minutes 
for about 2 cups of pasta. 
• Corn on the cob takes approx. 2 minutes per ear. 
• Fresh & Frozen vegetables take very little water to cook, just rinse before cooking. Most 
vegetables take 7-8 minutes for 2 ½ to 3 cups. Green beans are denser and take a bit longer. 
• Instead of boiling potatoes on the stove, do it in the stack cooker. It will only take 8-10 minutes 
for approx. 6 medium potatoes. You can leave a little water that is left and mash that right into the 
potatoes. 
• Instant Rice – 2 cups rice plus 2 cups water stir and cook approx 8-=9 minutes. 
• Long cooking rice – boil 1 cup water, add ¾ cup of rice, cook 6-7 min.