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Threw avay my microwave oven

Post by Faram » 2007-06-18 03:07am

Okay, I just threw away my fully functional Microwave oven, because I newer used it and it was taking space in my kitchen.

The last time it was used I heated some stuff that I can put in a regular owen and be done in 30-40 minutes or put it in the mico and be done in 7. But if I micro then it feels wrong, I dont get a crust on the food and I have to wait 5 minutes for the heat to spread through all food.

So do you use the microwave or is it a dust collector?
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Re: Threw avay my microwave oven

Post by Fingolfin_Noldor » 2007-06-18 03:12am

Faram wrote:Okay, I just threw away my fully functional Microwave oven, because I newer used it and it was taking space in my kitchen.

The last time it was used I heated some stuff that I can put in a regular owen and be done in 30-40 minutes or put it in the mico and be done in 7. But if I micro then it feels wrong, I dont get a crust on the food and I have to wait 5 minutes for the heat to spread through all food.

So do you use the microwave or is it a dust collector?
I do use it to thaw food. It speeds things a lot faster. Just warm the food for about a minute and a few 10s bursts of microwave and then let it thaw.

Personally, an oven is much more useful.
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Post by Andrew_Fireborn » 2007-06-18 03:28am

It's a convenience item... As such, the price you pay for the speed (especially in bread products, my favorite group of foods. :? ) is flavor...

The oven's a few hundred times better in that regard... As such, I only use it for things like pasta sauce (which I throw in a small pot on the stove more often anyway, allows me to doctor it up. :wink: ) and hot dogs. (Which don't have much in the taste department to loose anyway...)
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Post by weemadando » 2007-06-18 03:38am

I tend to use it as a back-up, and quick-steamer when required.

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Post by Drooling Iguana » 2007-06-18 03:39am

I want for more than a year without one, but now that I have one again I use it a fair bit. They are pretty convenient for a lot of things.
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Post by Brother-Captain Gaius » 2007-06-18 04:40am

It is unlikely I could live without one.

Well, I guess I could eat freeze-dried crap and cold spaghetti'os, but that would get pretty old. I don't really care much for delicate flavor or "good" food, as long as it tastes all right and is edible (so, for example, I'd eat microwaved leftovers, but not McDonald's, which fulfills neither of the criteria).
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Re: Threw avay my microwave oven

Post by Superman » 2007-06-18 04:54am

Faram wrote:But if I micro then it feels wrong, I dont get a crust on the food and I have to wait 5 minutes for the heat to spread through all food.
Well aren't you picky, Mr Fancy Pants? :mrgreen:

No, I use mine and I use it a lot.

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Post by Faram » 2007-06-18 05:01am

Superman wrote:Well aren't you picky, Mr Fancy Pants? :mrgreen:

No, I use mine and I use it a lot.
Indeed I am, I only eat the best and try to avoid fast food.
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Post by Faabio » 2007-06-18 08:03am

Not that much. I just use it for popcorn and once in a blue moon to heat leftovers. As it is part of the furniture etc. that came with the apartment I rent I wont complain.

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Post by Vendetta » 2007-06-18 08:14am

I don't have a microwave. I do use the ones at work to heat up dinner that I take with me, but at home I cook fresh.

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Post by Bounty » 2007-06-18 08:16am

They're great for leftovers and pillows. Or the occasional pizza when I'm feeling lazy.

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Post by CaptHawkeye » 2007-06-18 08:18am

I use them for some quick meals and leftovers. The problem I have with my microwave is that it is overpowered. The damn thing thinks "Defrost" really means "Extra Crispy".
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Post by Darth Wong » 2007-06-18 08:19am

I use mine all the time. It's an order of magnitude more electrically efficient than a conventional oven.
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Post by Ghost Rider » 2007-06-18 09:08am

I use it for a lot of things, and they've gotten significantly better with making food work with the microwave.
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Post by Mrs Kendall » 2007-06-18 09:34am

We use ours all the time as well, it helps when you have kids who are screaming for food NOW!

As for our food, I generally cook frozen veggies in there if I've forgotten to get them started early enough on the stove, or if I wanna save dishes so there's less to do after dinner :).

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Post by Dark Flame » 2007-06-18 10:05am

I use the microwave quite often, sometimes for every meal of the day. It's quick and convenient, and when you're hungry NOW, it can't be beat.
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Post by Cairber » 2007-06-18 10:15am

I use the microwave tp

-melt butter quickly
-soften veggies quickly (i know its not so great but sometimes Im in a hurry!)
-soften brown sugar
-defrost quickly (most of our meat is frozen)
-heat up cookies ^_^

I try not to cook in it, because, when I do, it's usually not a very healthy meal!
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Post by Soontir C'boath » 2007-06-18 10:17am

We had to trash our microwave as the last time I put popcorn in there, it tasted metallic. Now how the hell does that happen!
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Post by Darth Wong » 2007-06-18 10:18am

Cairber wrote:I try not to cook in it, because, when I do, it's usually not a very healthy meal!
Why would the microwave make a meal less healthy?
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Post by Darth Wong » 2007-06-18 10:19am

Soontir C'boath wrote:We had to trash our microwave as the last time I put popcorn in there, it tasted metallic. Now how the hell does that happen!
What kind of container was it in?
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Post by Cairber » 2007-06-18 10:23am

Darth Wong wrote:
Cairber wrote:I try not to cook in it, because, when I do, it's usually not a very healthy meal!
Why would the microwave make a meal less healthy?
I just mean when I do it, it's usually not healthy. It's usually mac n cheese packs or frozen chicken nuggets!


Although, I have done fish in there and it turned out pretty good!
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Post by Superman » 2007-06-18 10:51am

Back in my wrestling days I had a pretty rigid diet. Dieting took a huge chunk out of my day because I would have to prepare a ton of food for the NEXT day. With the schedule my wife and I currently have, this would be pretty hard to do now... and we don't have kids yet.

Sometimes the microwave is a luxury that allows us to cook much more quickly and efficiently. Preparing food and cooking with the oven or stove generally takes much longer. Sometimes you just get too much shit going on to cook at all, even with the microwave.

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Post by General Zod » 2007-06-18 11:40am

I've been meaning to get a microwave, but at the moment I do most of my cooking on the stove. I haven't even cracked open the oven in my apartment yet. (I moved in about a month & a half ago).
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Post by Soontir C'boath » 2007-06-18 11:47am

Darth Wong wrote:
Soontir C'boath wrote:We had to trash our microwave as the last time I put popcorn in there, it tasted metallic. Now how the hell does that happen!
What kind of container was it in?
It was a Pop Secret bag.
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Post by Lisa » 2007-06-18 12:16pm

I use it all the time, particularly for soups. It's quicker and easier on electricity. Also being single I tend to make big meals and then freeze them for later as it saves time and money (buying in bulk and using the stove (or bbq) only once. I've also picked up a toaster oven for cooking small stuff that doesn't cook well in the microwave.
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