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(Mational Day Calendar)   Ginger, grab the popcorn. It's national microwave oven day   (nationaldaycalendar.com) divider line
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2021-12-06 11:07:56 AM  
I just saw a movie where a woman blows up her own aparment by turning up the gas and putting a ball of aluminum foil in the microwave on high.
 
2021-12-06 11:09:51 AM  
In before the pseudoscientific fears of microwave ovens.
METAL in MICROWAVE Oven Is NOT That Dangerous
Youtube OyTmJX_TC84
 
2021-12-06 11:10:17 AM  
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2021-12-06 11:11:09 AM  
Every microwave has a popcorn button, and every bag of microwave popcorn says don't use that button.
 
2021-12-06 11:11:27 AM  
I don't use the microwave. I prefer my food molecules to be slowly brought to an excited state and use the stove both ways, uphill. In snow storms. Now get off my lawn.
 
2021-12-06 11:11:38 AM  
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2021-12-06 11:15:15 AM  
Ginger?  I think Mary Ann would have been more likely to use a microwave.
 
2021-12-06 11:15:56 AM  
I'll just nuke this here leftover fish.
 
2021-12-06 11:17:46 AM  
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Ginger grab the popcorn maker
 
2021-12-06 11:17:58 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: I'll just nuke this here leftover fish.


You're good people.
 
2021-12-06 11:19:52 AM  

SumoJeb: In before the pseudoscientific fears of microwave ovens.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/OyTmJX_TC84]


As much as I trust Gilbert Godfried there's judgement, I'm going to play it safe and stick to what I've been taught all my life and avoid metal in microwaves.
 
2021-12-06 11:20:34 AM  
My parents had an Amana Radarange that was so big that we used to joke that you could hold a marching band practice in it on a rainy day, except for all the metal.
 
2021-12-06 11:20:55 AM  
Not so C microwave SB:
Hate ours. We got rid of it for more counter space at one point. Lived like that for a number of years, kids learning to use saucepans to re-heat meals, etc. Have an electric kettle for hot water. All good.
MrsP and I go on a trip for 9 days, ask the inlaws to stay with the kids. No problem.
A few days into the trip, I just turned to MrsP and said, "I bet your parents get a microwave for the house while we're gone" The equivalent of "Hogwash!" was the answer.
Come home, new microwave on the counter, bigger than the last.

The MILs smiley statement, "Well, I just didn't know what to do to heat water for my tea!"
*facepalm*
 
2021-12-06 11:22:00 AM  
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2021-12-06 11:23:04 AM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: I don't use the microwave. I prefer my food molecules to be slowly brought to an excited state


This.  It's life no one believes in foreplay any more.
 
2021-12-06 11:23:06 AM  
"Is it a good idea to microwave this?"
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU4IMu04MIlJgB6Aaj07q-5iXuHGVzFAR

My favorite is the car airbag.
 
2021-12-06 11:25:48 AM  

SumoJeb: In before the pseudoscientific fears of microwave ovens.


I once ordered a hot sandwich to take for work for my lunch later in the day and popped it in the refrigerator. When I didn't know is that the deli worker had wrapped my sandwich in foil before wrapping it in paper. Yes it did catch fire when I microwaved it.

Aquapope: Ginger? I think Mary Ann would have been more likely


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2021-12-06 11:25:51 AM  
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2021-12-06 11:34:47 AM  
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2021-12-06 11:39:37 AM  
Hmm, it's still popping. I'll add another minute.
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2021-12-06 11:40:21 AM  
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2021-12-06 11:42:10 AM  
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2021-12-06 11:42:50 AM  
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2021-12-06 11:45:50 AM  

Aquapope: Ginger?  I think Mary Ann would have been more likely to use a microwave.


You just don't get it.

/Mary Ann
//Mary Ann
 
2021-12-06 11:48:56 AM  

kabloink: Hmm, it's still popping. I'll add another minute.
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Yeah that time warp is just about the same as when the Red light turns gree and the ass behind you honks the horn.
 
2021-12-06 11:51:46 AM  
Is it OK to microwave this?

GalFisk: "Is it a good idea to microwave this?"
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU4IMu04MIlJgB6Aaj07q-5iXuHGVzFAR

My favorite is the car airbag.


I was about to post that.
We need more updates on stuff to microwave.
 
2021-12-06 12:03:05 PM  

mcmnky: Every microwave has a popcorn button, and every bag of microwave popcorn says don't use that button.


I ended up getting a hot air popper. Never burns a single kernel and lets you pour your own, real butter on it.

/Zits may occur.
 
2021-12-06 12:03:14 PM  

kabloink: Hmm, it's still popping. I'll add another minute.
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Done that.
Once.
Hmm... probably needs about 5 min...
oops.
Stained and stinky for quite some time afterwards.
 
2021-12-06 12:04:11 PM  

Mugato: SumoJeb: In before the pseudoscientific fears of microwave ovens.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/OyTmJX_TC84]

As much as I trust Gilbert Godfried there's judgement, I'm going to play it safe and stick to what I've been taught all my life and avoid metal in microwaves.


Looks like a young off-brand Abe Vigoda to me
 
2021-12-06 12:09:17 PM  
Yeah great.  Let's celebrate a device used to summon demons from Nokio cellphones.

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2021-12-06 12:26:57 PM  
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2021-12-06 12:32:40 PM  

Pinner: Not so C microwave SB:
Hate ours. We got rid of it for more counter space at one point. Lived like that for a number of years, kids learning to use saucepans to re-heat meals, etc. Have an electric kettle for hot water. All good.
MrsP and I go on a trip for 9 days, ask the inlaws to stay with the kids. No problem.
A few days into the trip, I just turned to MrsP and said, "I bet your parents get a microwave for the house while we're gone" The equivalent of "Hogwash!" was the answer.
Come home, new microwave on the counter, bigger than the last.

The MILs smiley statement, "Well, I just didn't know what to do to heat water for my tea!"
*facepalm*


Ouch. Super ouch. I also opted to eschew a microwave for similar reasons. There's exactly one spot on the counter available to fit a small appliance and a toaster oven seemed more versatile, and also more capable based on the cheap, underpowered products that represent seemingly 100% of the small footprint microwave options out there. It has taught me patience and to get over the fact that sometimes I have to hand-wash more pans.

Popcorn popped in a pot on the stove is more satisfying anyway, and easier to keep an eye on if your pot has a glass lid. Butter-flavored popcorn salt ftw.

/To provide balance to the universe, css: my Welsh friend was once lamenting that she had to heat up water on the stove for her tea because her kettle had broken. She was shocked at my suggestion to use the microwave
 
2021-12-06 12:34:16 PM  

Pinner: Not so C microwave SB:
Hate ours. We got rid of it for more counter space at one point. Lived like that for a number of years, kids learning to use saucepans to re-heat meals, etc. Have an electric kettle for hot water. All good.
MrsP and I go on a trip for 9 days, ask the inlaws to stay with the kids. No problem.
A few days into the trip, I just turned to MrsP and said, "I bet your parents get a microwave for the house while we're gone" The equivalent of "Hogwash!" was the answer.
Come home, new microwave on the counter, bigger than the last.

The MILs smiley statement, "Well, I just didn't know what to do to heat water for my tea!"
*facepalm*


My mother came to visit my Boobies-college apartment and while I was at work one day she bought me a microwave because just couldn't believe I lived without one. I was gracious and polite and even used it until one day it simply didn't work anymore; I never replaced it. That was 20+ years ago and I still don't have one at my house.

I find it odd, but it seems to be the first thing people notice when they enter my kitchen. "Woah, you don't have a microwave?" or "Oh, where do you hide the microwave?"

I do have a convection toaster over, so I can heat leftovers, ect, but I just don't need a microwave. Counter space is an issue, but also, I just don't need one. I do have a kettle for hot water/tea, etc. 

Oh, I have an air-popper for Ginger moments.
 
2021-12-06 12:35:26 PM  
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2021-12-06 12:42:05 PM  

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That is so wrong.

That baby is way too big for that microwave. If the baby can't rotate it will develop hot spots that will overcook.
A baby of that size would be suitable for oven baking or deep frying. If microwaving is the only option, quarter it and cook it in batches.
 
2021-12-06 12:44:49 PM  
We moved into a new house this past spring and the previous owners had apparently quit bothering with improvements the second it went on the market and offers came pouring in. We had to buy and install our own microwave in the face of one of the bigger covid-related supply-line shortages: Appliances. Took maybe 6 weeks to get a microwave.

"Fine," I thought, "Most microwaveable foods have oven instructions on them as well. I'll just use that."

Ooooh did I ever realize how much more microwaves are for than cooking microwaveable food. Got to learn what it's like to just throw a frozen-solid 1 lb. block of ground beef on the stove skillet and start cooking it from there. Very awkward and cumbersome.

The worst part was reheating. No more sticking a full plate in the microwave for 30 seconds. Now it's become half the effort of cooking it all over again on the stove.

Then actually getting it delivered and installed was another massive headache.

Was so farking glad to have a microwave again.
 
2021-12-06 12:46:44 PM  
Love using plain brown paper lunch bags for making quick cheap popcorn in the microwave.
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2021-12-06 12:47:01 PM  

SumoJeb: steklo: [Fark user image 474x344]

That is so wrong.

That baby is way too big for that microwave. If the baby can't rotate it will develop hot spots that will overcook.
A baby of that size would be suitable for oven baking or deep frying. If microwaving is the only option, quarter it and cook it in batches.


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2021-12-06 1:31:05 PM  

Anoria: Popcorn popped in a pot on the stove is more satisfying anyway, and easier to keep an eye on if your pot has a glass lid. Butter-flavored popcorn salt ftw.


Try melted coconut oil. It's what they actually used in theaters back in the day. It was only cut because the crap oil they use now is cheaper.

Tastes exactly like old school movie popcorn.
 
2021-12-06 1:42:44 PM  

SumoJeb: steklo: [Fark user image 474x344]

That is so wrong.

That baby is way too big for that microwave. If the baby can't rotate it will develop hot spots that will overcook.
A baby of that size would be suitable for oven baking or deep frying. If microwaving is the only option, quarter it and cook it in batches.


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2021-12-06 1:57:42 PM  

CFitzsimmons: Pinner: Not so C microwave SB:
Hate ours. We got rid of it for more counter space at one point. Lived like that for a number of years, kids learning to use saucepans to re-heat meals, etc. Have an electric kettle for hot water. All good.
MrsP and I go on a trip for 9 days, ask the inlaws to stay with the kids. No problem.
A few days into the trip, I just turned to MrsP and said, "I bet your parents get a microwave for the house while we're gone" The equivalent of "Hogwash!" was the answer.
Come home, new microwave on the counter, bigger than the last.

The MILs smiley statement, "Well, I just didn't know what to do to heat water for my tea!"
*facepalm*

My mother came to visit my Boobies-college apartment and while I was at work one day she bought me a microwave because just couldn't believe I lived without one. I was gracious and polite and even used it until one day it simply didn't work anymore; I never replaced it. That was 20+ years ago and I still don't have one at my house.

I find it odd, but it seems to be the first thing people notice when they enter my kitchen. "Woah, you don't have a microwave?" or "Oh, where do you hide the microwave?"

I do have a convection toaster over, so I can heat leftovers, ect, but I just don't need a microwave. Counter space is an issue, but also, I just don't need one. I do have a kettle for hot water/tea, etc. 

Oh, I have an air-popper for Ginger moments.


I've seen that movie.
 
2021-12-06 3:05:22 PM  
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2021-12-06 3:19:22 PM  
CSB

In my college days living dorm life, a number of us floor-mates went to an on-campus event that served alcohol and we got completely faced. On the way back to the dorms, we stumbled across a big dumpster and it seemed like a good ideal to go dumpster-diving. And what a score, we found a big collection of 8-track tapes someone had shiat-canned. I remembered I had a working 8-track player n an old stereo handed down to me. This would be a great time to try it out and play all these old 8-tracks.

Amazingly the 8-track player still worked and we listened to some of them. The selection is pretty close to what you would get from the 10 tapes for a penny. A mix of 70s pop, like disco and Heplen Reddy. In our drunk state this was just too awful. Like we couldn't believe how terrible this music was. I was literally getting a stomach ache from the awfulness.

It was clear why all these tapes were thrown out, and we wanted to make sure no one else would accidentally find them in a dumpster again. We needed some way to destroy these tapes permanently and with some malice. And in our drunk state we decided to put them in the microwave in my room.

We put the worst one in and set for five minutes. For the first couple of minutes, nothing. This was turning into a big letdown as maybe they won't melt in the micro. We started seeing a small wisp of smoke, then suddenly a massive cloud of smoke came out and was filling the room. It was a toxic smell that I haven't smelled since. We were panicking because the smoke was starting to get into the hall and we're worried about the place burning down. So we shoved the micro out the window of an 8th floor room. Of course the RA came by to see where all the smoke was coming from, and we were lucky nothing worse than getting chewed-out resulted.

Good Times.
 
2021-12-06 3:50:50 PM  

CFitzsimmons: My mother came to visit my Boobies-college apartment


If I had known that was an option, I wouldn't have settled for a state school.
 
2021-12-06 4:16:14 PM  
I think this may be the first time I have been caught by the filter!
 
2021-12-06 4:56:11 PM  
Along with car alarms and gas powered leaf blowers, I consider microwave ovens to be among the worst inventions ever created.
 
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