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05-18-2013 03:58 PM
Re: Quirks of a MICROWAVE

Since I'm not into heated drinks, I find the Microwave a storage space for my sharpening stones, binoculars and a spare pistol......I don't think a crook is going to look in the micro. Eating oatmeal is my only casualty.
05-18-2013 03:50 PM
Re: Quirks of a MICROWAVE

I'll try it. I leave a stirring spoon in bowls and coffee cups when nuking them and the metal spoons don't get as hot as the liquid. When something does boil it will kick out 1/3 of the content pretty quick.
Thanks, ear
05-18-2013 11:05 AM
Re: Quirks of a MICROWAVE

Originally Posted by blind
Mc Duck: what does the chopstick do? Alton Brown is a very good teacher and his food is good as it gets as far as what he cooks. ear
With a Nuker wave the water can get so hot and not bubble the chop stick or wooden skewer gives the water a place for the bubbles to form. Other wise moving the bowl can instantly boil and erupt causing burns.
From what I cna understand the bubbles are formed at the heat source and move based on a difference in pressure and temp. The hotter water above 212 at the heat source and moves to a cooler area the surface. Since a Nuker wave heats all the water at the same time bubbles do not form. The wooden stick gives a different density that allows the bubbles to form and move from hot to cool.
I am not sure if that is the real reason that is just what I cam think of as a boiler guy for almost 20 years.
05-18-2013 05:53 AM
Re: Quirks of a MICROWAVE

Mc Duck: what does the chopstick do? Alton Brown is a very good teacher and his food is good as it gets as far as what he cooks. ear
05-18-2013 01:27 AM
Re: Quirks of a MICROWAVE

I was in the mood to blow a little cash on an electric egg poacher and I bought an electric egg steamer on line from Amazon I think This has been the trickest way to cook eggs I've ever seen. It makes the best tasting hard cooked or poached eggs I've ever seen...

I suppose you could use a veg steamer tray in over a pan of water to do the same but you'd have to figure out the times on your own.

05-17-2013 11:50 AM
Re: Quirks of a MICROWAVE

Originally Posted by tacklebury
I was 8 when we got our first microwave and made the egg mistake. Mom had shown us how to crack an egg into a coffee cup with water and poach it with a saucer over the cup. So I got the bright Idea to try making hard boiled eggs and put one in a Corel glass bowl with a Corel saucer sitting on top.when the thing went off there wasn't a splinter of the Corel glass big enough to tell that that's what it was anyway. There was a nice layer of yellowish white stuff all over the inside of it too and took a long ibt to clean it off too.
I tried to boil eggs it was a hot day and I did not want to add heat to the house so I took a large glass bowl, put about half a gallon of water in it, added a chop stick (Alton Brown) and set it in the Nuke for 10 min till the water was hot. I then left the bowl in the box and added 4 room temp eggs and closed the door set the Timer (not the oven) for 15 min and closed the door. Pulled the bowl it was still hot and scooped the eggs out and chilled them in the sink and peeled them. Later after the eggs fully cooled it smashed them with a little mayo, whole seed mustard, paprika, salt and pepper and it made a couple good swamiches.
05-17-2013 11:28 AM
clum sum
Re: Quirks of a MICROWAVE

A wet billfold will look like a gaint dired up dead rose.
05-17-2013 10:41 AM
Re: Quirks of a MICROWAVE

Don't ever try to dry wet soil samples wrapped in a paper towel in a microwave...not that any of you would anyway.
02-13-2013 12:12 PM
Re: Quirks of a MICROWAVE

Any idea on why the muffin pan? ear
02-13-2013 10:29 AM
wharf rat
Re: Quirks of a MICROWAVE

Originally Posted by blind
Originally Posted by Bigeasy
Don't ever try to re-heat hard boiled eggs in a microwave....Its like an m-80 going off when they blow....Learned that the hard way.

Same with bakeing a raw egg in the shell in an oven. Will blow the door open. Guess. One guess only. ear
I've been doing it for a long time. works great.
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