Did you ever wonder why does a microwave oven heats food so unevenly? Since the outer surfaces of the food are the ones exposed to the most microwaves, they tend to heat up faster than the insides. That’s why when you heat foods on a plate in the microwave, some pieces are hotter than others. To heat food evenly, here’s a simple method: just put the smaller bits in the center of the plate while you expose the larger pieces to the edge. A turn table inside the microwave is also a great addition to this technique.