What Power a Paper Towel Holds in the Microwave!
February 17, 2011 10:02 AM Subscribe
Why does the addition of a layer of paper towel make such a big difference when microwaving certain foods?
posted by curiositykilledthelemur to food & drink (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Try to microwave a naked hot dog on a plate, and you'll not be satisfied with the result. Wrap a hot dog in a paper towel and voila! Perfectly nuked dog.
I bought frozen sausage biscuits and the instructions said to wrap in paper towel, which I did, with perfect results. I tried without paper towel much to my disappointment.
This is not me imagining things as I'd much rather not waste paper towel, and so I ask ye brilliant hive mind: what is the science behind said paper towel?