Cooking with Appliances in the Hot Summer Months

Cooking with Appliances
Fred's Appliance
June 7, 2016

No one wants a hot kitchen when it’s hot outside. But everyone still wants to eat! The right recipe, the right appliance and the right cookware are the answer to the problem.

Whether it’s an old wives’ tale or a proven fact, many cooks believe turning on the oven also heats up the house. Why not save those recipes for winter and find cooler options for summer?

Here’s what is NOT on the list when you’re cooking with appliances in the dead of summer. We are NOT eating casseroles, stews and soups. Have you ever met a casserole that doesn’t need the oven? Or a stew that doesn’t need to be heated all day?

Here’s what we ARE going to eat: lots of fresh veggies we steam, sauté and even grill on the stove top with a grill pan.

One pot meals are also a must. Something you can throw into one skillet and just keeping adding to it. Whatever you do, avoid the oven.

This Whirlpool microwave has some great features that sense what you’re cooking; you don’t even have to guess how long it might take!

Here’s a great recipe for the microwave:

Parmesan Coated Garden Veggies


1 zucchini

2 tomatoes

1 onion

1 T olive oil or butter

1 t Italian seasoning

1 T Parmesan cheese

Cooking directions:

Dice veggies and drizzle with olive oil/butter, then add Italian seasoning. Microwave using the sensing feature on the Whirlpool appliance, or for 5-7 minutes. Add Parmesan and stir then serve.

Happy cooking on those hot summer nights and be sure to contact us for your appliance needs.

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