Microwave, Microwave, Microwave Slideshow

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1. Residual Heat

As with any type of cooking, carry-over cooking is a significant factor (think of what happens to microwaved popcorn after you take it out of the microwave, for example). Food will keep cooking after you remove it from the microwave, so for most foods (meat, poultry, and eggs are exceptions, of course), it's probably a good idea to stop the cooking process a little earlier.

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