How to Microwave Coconut Oil?

I spent most of my time in the kitchen preparing meals for my family and sometimes my friends.

As a result, I end up trying different oils on different foods to come up with tasty meals.

I have used vegetable oil, olive oil, canola oil, and coconut oil in my cooking.

Unlike the common oils like vegetable oils which are liquid at room temperature, coconut oil remains solid at cool room temperatures.

Coconut oil only melts when it reaches at least 73 degrees.

However, this is not so much a problem as you can add it to warm foods where it melts.

Even when you need it in liquid form, you can microwave it and add it to your recipe.

This article will guide you on microwaving your coconut oil when you need to use it in a liquid state.

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Step by step guide on how to microwave coconut oil

  • Step 1: Microwaving coconut oil to melt is very easy. Scoop the coconut oil from the container, then measure with a measuring cup or spoon to get the exact amount of coconut oil you need in your recipe.
  • Step 2: Put the coconut oil in a microwave-safe container.
  • Step 3: Place the container i
    n your microwave and heat it for about fifteen seconds.
  • Step 4: Remove the container and stir, then put it back in the microwave. By this time, you should notice your oil melting (you can even melt gummi bears in the microwave). The stirring helps the remaining solid parts to melt.
  • Step 5: Once it’s melted, set it aside to cool and proceed to use it in your recipe.

How fast your coconut oil takes to melt depends on the wattage of your microwave.

Melting coconut oil takes less time, especially if your microwave is in high wattage.

Just take the amount you need for your recipe, put it in a microwave-safe container and heat it in a microwave.

Storing coconut oil to microwave

Coconut oil is quite stable hence easy to store.

You don’t necessarily need to refrigerate it as it is safe on your shelf. Store it at room temperature and you can use it for a long time.

Make sure your container is tightly covered and you keep it out of direct light.

If you are using refined coconut oil, you can use it for up to 18 months, provided you store it well.

Virgin coconut oil may last longer since it has antioxidants that prevent rancidity.

If you store it well, you can use it for several years.

Final thought

Melting coconut oil takes less time, especially if your microwave is in high wattage.

Just take the amount you need for your recipe, put it in a microwave-safe container and heat your coconut oil in a microwave.