The Good Housekeeping new Essential Microwave Handbook will ensure that you get the most out of your microwave oven. Over 100 recipes for everything from soups and starters through main courses to desserts and preserves show how versatile microwave cooking can be. An up-to-date introductory section covers all the basics, from which types of microwave oven are available to which features are most useful to the different microwave cooking techniques. Timing charts for thawing and cooking every type of food and converion tables show you how to alter the cooking time according to the wattage of your particular oven. With every recipe double-tested in the Good Housekeeping Institute, this book is the perfect companion to every microwave oven.