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886 clicks; posted to Food » on 24 Feb 2021 at 12:02 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-02-24 11:31:45 AM  
My compliments to the Microwave Chef!
 
2021-02-24 11:46:55 AM  
Wrapping your food in aluminum foil seems to work best to more evenly distribute the heat.

But after you wrap it, I recommend you like a few holes in it to allow steam to come out.

Also I'd recommend dialling 911 while your food cooks as a precaution.
 
2021-02-24 12:07:10 PM  
Anyone here like using the power level settings? That's the real microwave hack!
 
2021-02-24 12:20:28 PM  
Stop microwaving everything on high.
 
2021-02-24 12:23:06 PM  
jfc/ffs tell me something that 2yo-me didn't know 45 years ago.

also? I like nuked food!

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2021-02-24 12:44:18 PM  
I don't nuke much. I think the only things I turn my microwave on for are steam-in-the-bag vegetables, or to crisp up some of the pre-cooked microwave.

Thats a good thing, because i have looked and looked at this thing & have no idea how its mounted, or how I'd ever get it off the wall if it broke.
 
2021-02-24 12:52:51 PM  
Everything you are doing is wrong.

I just want you to know that.
 
2021-02-24 12:53:51 PM  

brap: My compliments to the Microwave Chef!


Sir! This is Arb...oh, nevermind.
 
2021-02-24 1:00:26 PM  

phedex: I don't nuke much. I think the only things I turn my microwave on for are steam-in-the-bag vegetables, or to crisp up some of the pre-cooked microwave.

Thats a good thing, because i have looked and looked at this thing & have no idea how its mounted, or how I'd ever get it off the wall if it broke.


I use it for those things and I also use it for heating up frozen leftovers like enchiladas, lasagna, spaghetti sauce, chili and stir fry because I make those things in large batches to freeze. I also use mine to make a quick scrambled egg. Drop in a knuckle of butter, some parm and a little dried oregano. Zap for 50 seconds.
 
2021-02-24 1:04:20 PM  

recombobulator: Stop microwaving everything on high.


I microwave everything on high and do just fine.

The key is short cook times, check, rotate, stir, whatever, and put it back in. I have reheated fish multiple times this way and never had complaints. In fact, I heated fish one time, and then sat down with a friend to eat it, and she didn't even know it was fish until I sat down in front of her. Everyone treats the microwave like a fire and forget device, which is where the issue usually lies.

As for the list here, I pretty much do everything right by that list.
 
2021-02-24 1:18:56 PM  
I mean, I'd say "What adult doesn't already know this?" but ... we live in America and ... yeah.

So I no longer express surprise that there are adults who don't know obvious things.

As we've learned the hard way, at least 30% of American adults are complete farking idiots. And not likely to get smarter, ever.
 
2021-02-24 1:48:05 PM  
I use the reheat button which I assume is just a quicker way to lower power setting.

Use the melt/soften as well.
 
2021-02-24 2:02:34 PM  

stappawho: I use the reheat button which I assume is just a quicker way to lower power setting.

Use the melt/soften as well.


I just use the pizza button, but every time the damn thing dings there's still no pizza inside :(
 
2021-02-24 2:21:16 PM  
From that one picture in the article, I see somebody microwaved a steak. That can't be right.
 
2021-02-24 2:35:42 PM  
I just make sure to stop the son of a biatch before it gets to zero and pisses me off with 5 annoying beeps.

A beeper for a microwave should be a feature that can be enabled for people with dementia who cannot remember back to one minute ago.  It should not be the motherfarking default.
 
2021-02-24 2:45:35 PM  

blastoh: Wrapping your food in aluminum foil seems to work best to more evenly distribute the heat.

But after you wrap it, I recommend you like a few holes in it to allow steam to come out.

Also I'd recommend dialling 911 while your food cooks as a precaution.


Yo dawg, I heard you liked microwaving so I put a microwave inside my microwave so you could microwave while you microwave and then I hit defrost and now I have a third arm I can use to program another microwave.
 
2021-02-24 3:45:22 PM  
I was using auto defrost on a package of chicken recently. I partially opened the paper wrapper.

Things were going fine for while, stopping, turning the package over, etc. What I didn't realize was that the chicken was in a plastic bag with a metal twist tie inside the outer paper wrap. Took a few seconds to realize that the sparks from the twist tie caused the paper to burn. The cloud of smoke alerted me to the problem, and the flames were quickly put out in the sink.

I have also had the measuring cup of water explode because the cup was too smooth for bubbles to form.
 
2021-02-24 5:22:19 PM  
So called "expert" repeating the myth that food cooks from the inside out in a microwave. The inside warms slower just like an oven. It just penetrates better through crusts, etc that don't absorb microwaves as well.
 
2021-02-24 6:08:18 PM  
Also, it's not uncommon for me to nuke something part way and finish it in the oven.
 
2021-02-24 6:09:27 PM  
I don't even own a microwave. I can't nuke anything wrong. If it don't refry, steam or bake back to edible I probably don't eat it.
 
2021-02-24 9:04:25 PM  
Or you can accept that not every meal needs to be amazing and perfect and get over yourself.

/And most of those things...well, yeah, why the hell would you microwave water, frozen fruit, or try to hardboil eggs in there? Who is actually trying this?
 
2021-02-25 2:56:06 AM  

brap: My compliments to the Microwave Chef!


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/so. Sad.
 
2021-02-25 3:41:53 AM  
I don't know about all of us, but the employee who decided to heat up fish in the microwave last week has been getting the cold shoulder for several days now.
 
2021-02-25 5:39:43 AM  

phedex: I don't nuke much. I think the only things I turn my microwave on for are steam-in-the-bag vegetables, or to crisp up some of the pre-cooked microwave.

Thats a good thing, because i have looked and looked at this thing & have no idea how its mounted, or how I'd ever get it off the wall if it broke.


those steam in the bag vegetals are a godsend!!! broccoli, sprouts, carrots, whatever. plain, or with scary "cheese" sauce, either way is good.

also lately we been doing those Golden Krust "nyc pizza" patties from the dollar store. I do not even want to know how the coco-bread stays crispy being microwaved, just that it does.

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2021-02-25 8:21:44 AM  

Stibium: Anyone here like using the power level settings? That's the real microwave hack!


I generally microwave food at 50% power. It results in more even heating, and less chance of having parts of the meal "popping".
 
2021-02-25 8:23:54 AM  

fuhfuhfuh: Everything you are doing is wrong.

I just want you to know that.


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2021-02-25 9:17:25 AM  

tintar: phedex: I don't nuke much. I think the only things I turn my microwave on for are steam-in-the-bag vegetables, or to crisp up some of the pre-cooked microwave.

Thats a good thing, because i have looked and looked at this thing & have no idea how its mounted, or how I'd ever get it off the wall if it broke.

those steam in the bag vegetals are a godsend!!! broccoli, sprouts, carrots, whatever. plain, or with scary "cheese" sauce, either way is good.

also lately we been doing those Golden Krust "nyc pizza" patties from the dollar store. I do not even want to know how the coco-bread stays crispy being microwaved, just that it does.

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Yes!!! I know the proper thing is to steam actual fresh produce, but my god.  when they became a thing 15 years ago, the frozen bagged... well, everything that you can steam in the microwave? the perfect solution for me getting so much more greens & healthy sides for meals.
 
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