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2020-09-03 6:28:39 PM  
So I'm doing my grocery shopping the other day, and I'm in the produce section picking out an onion, and I see this:

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Okay, I don't consider myself a "foodie", but I have been cooking for a while, and I'm not bad at it. But I have to say I've never at any point in my life come across a recipe that says anything remotely similar to "Step 3: microwave one onion."

I mean, this is a kitchen product so bad that it's not even worthy of an infomercial. Why is this a thing that exists? What amount of finite human labor and resources have been poured into its design, manufacture, packaging, and distribution? Seriously, who wants one of these, and why? I can only imagine it was made as a gag gift kind of thing and somehow it wound up at the actual grocery store instead of like Spencer's or whatever.

So take the Quiz, and come back and tell us how you did and if you've seen something lately that approaches the level of uselessness of this thing, or if you've got something similar hiding out in your cabinet or kitchen drawers.

Last week's winners and easiest/hardest are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz.

Good luck, and let me know about any issues.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-09-03 6:35:08 PM  
I was wondering who could possibly not know the answer to the album question. But somewhere out there another Farker is wondering who could possibly not know the answer to the actress question. (That would be me.)
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-09-03 6:36:09 PM  
There is microwave bacon. I have cooked and eaten microwave bacon. So why not microwave onion?
 
2020-09-03 6:38:24 PM  

ZAZ: There is microwave bacon. I have cooked and eaten microwave bacon. So why not microwave onion?


Because no.
 
2020-09-03 6:39:25 PM  

ZAZ: There is microwave bacon. I have cooked and eaten microwave bacon. So why not microwave onion?


Okay, microwave bacon is still bacon. And people in dorms or studio apartments still need bacon.

But why would someone want a microwaved onion? What's the idea? Are folks expected to pull it out of the nuker, let it cool for a bit, and start gnawing on it?
 
2020-09-03 6:41:08 PM  

ZAZ: I was wondering who could possibly not know the answer to the album question. But somewhere out there another Farker is wondering who could possibly not know the answer to the actress question. (That would be me.)


Only 71% of people have gotten the album question right so far, while 67% of people have got the actress question right.
 
2020-09-03 6:49:19 PM  
Yay. Second place on easy quiz.
 
2020-09-03 6:51:31 PM  
SUCK IT!

Top 10 scores for this quiz:

Mr.Hawk738
buckwebb717
Rattrap007685
jaycharms635
darkhorse23572
NM Volunteer552
Trotline546
tmacker543
ox45tallboy0

/Only got one right on the hard quiz...
//Not bright
///Slashies
 
2020-09-03 6:56:24 PM  

Mr.Hawk: SUCK IT!

Top 10 scores for this quiz:

Mr.Hawk738
buckwebb717
Rattrap007685
jaycharms635
darkhorse23572
NM Volunteer552
Trotline546
tmacker543
ox45tallboy0

/Only got one right on the hard quiz...
//Not bright
///Slashies


Yeah, ya beat me. 😔
 
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2020-09-03 7:03:11 PM  
Good score on the hard quiz, then an awful score on the easy quiz. Humph.
 
2020-09-03 7:12:35 PM  
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2020-09-03 7:25:02 PM  
Art, hotels, and monuments.
Europe Endless.
 
2020-09-03 7:34:55 PM  

Porous Horace: Art, hotels, and monuments.
Europe Endless.


I wasn't thinking about that when I wrote the headline, but you've got a point.

Yay, Europe.

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2020-09-03 8:38:11 PM  

ox45tallboy: So I'm doing my grocery shopping the other day, and I'm in the produce section picking out an onion, and I see this:

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Okay, I don't consider myself a "foodie", but I have been cooking for a while, and I'm not bad at it. But I have to say I've never at any point in my life come across a recipe that says anything remotely similar to "Step 3: microwave one onion."

I mean, this is a kitchen product so bad that it's not even worthy of an infomercial. Why is this a thing that exists? What amount of finite human labor and resources have been poured into its design, manufacture, packaging, and distribution? Seriously, who wants one of these, and why? I can only imagine it was made as a gag gift kind of thing and somehow it wound up at the actual grocery store instead of like Spencer's or whatever.

So take the Quiz, and come back and tell us how you did and if you've seen something lately that approaches the level of uselessness of this thing, or if you've got something similar hiding out in your cabinet or kitchen drawers.

Last week's winners and easiest/hardest are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz.

Good luck, and let me know about any issues.


That onion cooker is labeled "Vidalia."

If you haven't tried a Vidalia onion baked whole, and then schmeared on crusty French bread, you're missing out.

Also good halved and then grilled.

/microwaving one sounds like a travesty nonetheless
 
2020-09-03 8:41:34 PM  
Well dropped to #9 now. Still top ten.. for now.
 
2020-09-03 8:48:47 PM  

bughunter: ox45tallboy: So I'm doing my grocery shopping the other day, and I'm in the produce section picking out an onion, and I see this:

[Fark user image image 800x600]

Okay, I don't consider myself a "foodie", but I have been cooking for a while, and I'm not bad at it. But I have to say I've never at any point in my life come across a recipe that says anything remotely similar to "Step 3: microwave one onion."

I mean, this is a kitchen product so bad that it's not even worthy of an infomercial. Why is this a thing that exists? What amount of finite human labor and resources have been poured into its design, manufacture, packaging, and distribution? Seriously, who wants one of these, and why? I can only imagine it was made as a gag gift kind of thing and somehow it wound up at the actual grocery store instead of like Spencer's or whatever.

So take the Quiz, and come back and tell us how you did and if you've seen something lately that approaches the level of uselessness of this thing, or if you've got something similar hiding out in your cabinet or kitchen drawers.

Last week's winners and easiest/hardest are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz.

Good luck, and let me know about any issues.

That onion cooker is labeled "Vidalia."

If you haven't tried a Vidalia onion baked whole, and then schmeared on crusty French bread, you're missing out.

Also good halved and then grilled.

/microwaving one sounds like a travesty nonetheless


I lived in Georgia for a while, and I've real Vidalia fresh-picked and caramelized on a grill. They're great topping a steak.

But WTF is this thing even doing existing. I mean, this was at a backwater grocery store where you can literally also buy pickled pigs' feet and lard by the bucket. I can't believe any self-respecting small-town Southerner would ever, EVER microwave an onion.
 
2020-09-03 8:51:09 PM  
I seem to mostly get 7 out of 11 on the hard quiz.  I need to fark harder.
 
2020-09-03 8:52:34 PM  

bughunter: ox45tallboy: So I'm doing my grocery shopping the other day, and I'm in the produce section picking out an onion, and I see this:

[Fark user image image 800x600]

Okay, I don't consider myself a "foodie", but I have been cooking for a while, and I'm not bad at it. But I have to say I've never at any point in my life come across a recipe that says anything remotely similar to "Step 3: microwave one onion."

I mean, this is a kitchen product so bad that it's not even worthy of an infomercial. Why is this a thing that exists? What amount of finite human labor and resources have been poured into its design, manufacture, packaging, and distribution? Seriously, who wants one of these, and why? I can only imagine it was made as a gag gift kind of thing and somehow it wound up at the actual grocery store instead of like Spencer's or whatever.

So take the Quiz, and come back and tell us how you did and if you've seen something lately that approaches the level of uselessness of this thing, or if you've got something similar hiding out in your cabinet or kitchen drawers.

Last week's winners and easiest/hardest are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz.

Good luck, and let me know about any issues.

That onion cooker is labeled "Vidalia."

If you haven't tried a Vidalia onion baked whole, and then schmeared on crusty French bread, you're missing out.

Also good halved and then grilled.

/microwaving one sounds like a travesty nonetheless


Yeah, I've never heard of microwaving onions. Nuked plenty of potatoes prior to dicing for crispy creamy hash browns.
Vidalia onions are way too tasty to treat so poorly. They're my go to for french onion soup and scalloped potatoes. The sweet onion and savory broth.... Mmmmm!
/Welp, I know what's on the menu tomorrow night.
 
2020-09-03 10:04:49 PM  

Redh8t: bughunter: ox45tallboy: So I'm doing my grocery shopping the other day, and I'm in the produce section picking out an onion, and I see this:

[Fark user image image 800x600]

Okay, I don't consider myself a "foodie", but I have been cooking for a while, and I'm not bad at it. But I have to say I've never at any point in my life come across a recipe that says anything remotely similar to "Step 3: microwave one onion."

I mean, this is a kitchen product so bad that it's not even worthy of an infomercial. Why is this a thing that exists? What amount of finite human labor and resources have been poured into its design, manufacture, packaging, and distribution? Seriously, who wants one of these, and why? I can only imagine it was made as a gag gift kind of thing and somehow it wound up at the actual grocery store instead of like Spencer's or whatever.

So take the Quiz, and come back and tell us how you did and if you've seen something lately that approaches the level of uselessness of this thing, or if you've got something similar hiding out in your cabinet or kitchen drawers.

Last week's winners and easiest/hardest are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz.

Good luck, and let me know about any issues.

That onion cooker is labeled "Vidalia."

If you haven't tried a Vidalia onion baked whole, and then schmeared on crusty French bread, you're missing out.

Also good halved and then grilled.

/microwaving one sounds like a travesty nonetheless

Yeah, I've never heard of microwaving onions. Nuked plenty of potatoes prior to dicing for crispy creamy hash browns.
Vidalia onions are way too tasty to treat so poorly. They're my go to for french onion soup and scalloped potatoes. The sweet onion and savory broth.... Mmmmm!
/Welp, I know what's on the menu tomorrow night.


I've ordered a baked sweet onion at a restaurant. Good stuff.

They're mostly water, so microwave ovens would certainly cook them - but isn't that thing more like a steamer? You just wouldn't get the kind of caramelization that comes from baking.
 
2020-09-03 10:29:06 PM  

cyberspacedout: They're mostly water, so microwave ovens would certainly cook them - but isn't that thing more like a steamer? You just wouldn't get the kind of caramelization that comes from baking.


Yeah, that's my point - how could anyone prefer a microwaved onion to any type of cooking, or even raw?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-09-04 9:05:15 AM  
Raw onions are disgusting. Microwaved can't be worse than raw.
 
2020-09-04 9:22:32 AM  

ZAZ: Raw onions are disgusting. Microwaved can't be worse than raw.


Some raw onions are much tastier than others. Not by themselves, because blyuchh, but a sweet onion slice on a burger is pretty good, and red onion in pico de gallo can set off all kinds of foods.
 
2020-09-04 10:23:46 AM  

ZAZ: There is microwave bacon. I have cooked and eaten microwave bacon. So why not microwave onion?


There's an Iron Chef episode where they microwave a lobster.
 
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