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some things you just can't microwave

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Delta-T, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    I know lots of people who think that you should not leave the microwave door open since it let's radiation out...even when not running! :(

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  2. Ashful

    Ashful Minister of Fire

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    I spend most of my day hovering over / working on high power microwave circuitry. One well known fact is that microwave engineers and techs only have daughters, but aside from that (and countless burns, fires, explosions, and the very rare instant death), the many geriatric engineers with whom I work (post-WW2 era radar guys) all swear its safe.
  3. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    God bless the dipoles of various molecules such as water, fats and sugars. It lets me get popcorn in 3 mins 30 seconds and a warmed pizza pocket in 90 seconds.

    But it does turn steak into a rubber boot at high temps. You essentially strain all water/fat/moisture out of it when running on high. Try a lower setting as others have suggested.
  4. Dustin92

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    If I'm reheating something on a dinner plate, I always put a glass (pyrex) pie plate over it. It has enough weight to hold splatters and steam in, which helps keep things moist and keeps the microwave cleaner. I pretty much set it and forget it, and that makes it a bit more forgiving.
  5. firefighterjake

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    Grandmother kept getting them as Christmas gifts . . . and then would give them away to other folks. She finally kept one when she learned she could microwave popcorn . . . and that's all she used it for until the day she died.
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  6. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Microwave popcorn- mmm mmm diacetyl! You can keep it.

    I'm a chemist that avoids nasty chemicals.
  7. Dave A.

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  8. semipro

    semipro Minister of Fire

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    Microwaving a CD is pretty entertaining.
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  9. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    You can't microwave a yappy miniature poodle, no matter how great the temptation.
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  10. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    what is Diacety
  11. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    never mind dah i just read the article
  12. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I've switched over myself to just putting some popcorn into a paperbag and microwaving it . . . and then pouring some melted butter on top. Much better tasting . . . and probably better for me.
  13. Swedishchef

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    Does that work well Jake?
  14. firefighterjake

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    Depends . . . sometimes I have too much popcorn in the bag and some kernels don't pop up. Otherwise, it works OK . . . I just put them in the paperbag, fold it over and hit the "popcorn" setting.
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  16. begreen

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    Looks good, and it has an epic Viking logo!

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