I have very minimal cooking experience. What is the best way to use Orlando apartment kitchen appliances as a new cook?

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Cooking is one of the best things you can learn to do in college and life in general. Not only does cooking for yourself save money, but it also gives you a reason to get off your phone or computer, unplug, and meal prep for the week. This is especially helpful for people who have in-person jobs or school obligations that require you to bring your lunch and snacks during the day.

When living in Orlando apartments, the appliances are some of the first things you get accustomed to. Depending on where you live, some places have slightly different appliances that you might not initially be familiar with. In new apartments and luxury apartments, the appliances are usually better and have electronic controls and displays rather than manual ones. Every apartment in Orlando is different, so getting used to the one you are living in is key to less hassle down the road!

Get Acquainted With Your Orlando Apartment Stove

Some apartments have electric stoves and some have gas stoves. Gas stoves are normally very rare to see because gas stoves are expensive to install and require a decent amount of gas for use. Multiply one gas stove per hundred apartments in Orlando and the complex will go broke trying to supply gas stoves for all its residents. Electric stoves, however, are super easy to use and only require you to turn a knob and give the surface of the stove a few minutes to heat up.

Important Tip: Make sure when the stove is still hot that you don't accidentally touch the surface. Sometimes it is hard to tell if it's still on but most stoves have a light that indicates if the surface is still warm.

Use the Oven With Caution in an Apartment in Orlando

In an upgraded kitchen, the oven tends to be the focal point of the area. It's where all the main cooking will be done and where most food is prepared when you buy it from the store. Ovens can be tricky to use because sometimes they don't cook your food correctly or how a recipe anticipates. For proteins and meats, it's crucial that they are cooked all the way through or you can get very sick and need to go to the doctor for gastrointestinal problems.

Important Tip: Investing in a quality meat thermometer can ensure that the food cooked in your Orlando apartment oven is safe enough to eat. Even if your oven cooks things unevenly, a thermometer can help get rid of the risk of uncooked food ruining your night.

Take Advantage of Orlando Apartment Dishwashers

Dishwashers are your best friend when it comes to cooking in the kitchen. An apartment with a dishwasher can save you a lot of time when prepping and cooking. You'd be surprised by the number of dishes that you generate when making food.

Important Tip: Not everything you cook with can go in the dishwasher. By checking the bottom of your dishes and cooking containers, you can identify which ones are dishwasher-safe. If they aren't safe for use in the dishwasher, it's best to hand wash and dry them so they don't get warped or damaged.

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