The Microwave Appreciation Society

You all seem to be such proficient chefs. Well here is a place to share some of that cooking knowledge. Or do you have a cooking problem? Ask away. Jams and chutneys go here too.
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The Microwave Appreciation Society

Post: #283284 ojay54
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:28 pm

OK,odd uses for aforesaid much maligned gadget...dropping it off a high building on to a passing politician not included.

1.Brilliant for porridge
2.The very best way to cook swede....place whole and unpeeled in the MW power for 10 mins or until middle is mushy,then break in scoop out the middle,mash with pepper..
3. ?
4. ?

Go on then....

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Post: #283285 baldybloke
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:20 pm

Baked potatoes is an obvious one.
Has anyone seen the plot, I seem to have lost mine?

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Post: #283287 diggernotdreamer
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:04 pm

4. As a mail box (someone up the road has one on the gatepost instead of a proper mail box)

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Post: #283288 Odsox
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:53 am

5. Sterilising home made potting compost
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Post: #283291 doofaloofa
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:07 pm

Place an aluminum tray with petrol in it to defeat terrorists that attack your kitchen

Great for defrosting in a hurry

Place socks and pants in for 30 seconds for a warm winter start. Clean preferably
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Post: #283295 ina
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:02 pm

Setting the kitchen on fire. (Well, fortunately not successfully. I had the baked potatoes in too long... That was at a hotel I worked at!)

I don't think MWs are any quicker at making porridge than I am without one - soak oats in cold water overnight, bring to boil (just) in the morning. Or just pour on boiling water and leave for a few minutes.

I don't like them - never have and never will. Don't have room for one in my kitchen, anyway.
And yes, I admit, they are handy for some things.
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Post: #283297 Odsox
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:56 pm

ojay54 wrote:Brilliant for porridge

Nah sorry OJ, I agree with Ina, microwave porridge is all bitty and raw.
THE best way to make porridge is bring to the boil the night before and then plonk on the dying wood burner. Next morning reheat and you have the smoothest porridge you ever tasted. Revamped haybox method.
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Post: #283300 baldybloke
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:07 pm

Very rarely use mine but am a huge fan of halogen ovens.
Has anyone seen the plot, I seem to have lost mine?

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Post: #283301 ojay54
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:52 pm

Odsox wrote:
ojay54 wrote:Brilliant for porridge

Nah sorry OJ, I agree with Ina, microwave porridge is all bitty and raw.
THE best way to make porridge is bring to the boil the night before and then plonk on the dying wood burner. Next morning reheat and you have the smoothest porridge you ever tasted. Revamped haybox method.





Hmm I'm sure you're right it's just that your method is predicated upon some degree of sobriety late in the eventide..(so I won't be trying it.)

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Post: #283302 mamos
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:30 pm

I have scrambled eggs 6 days a week and the microwave is the best way I have found so far for making them first thing in the morning.

Apart from that I never use it
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Post: #283304 diggernotdreamer
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:03 pm

[quote="mamos"]I have scrambled eggs 6 days a week and the microwave is the best way I have found so far for making them first thing in the morning.

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Post: #283306 ojay54
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:55 pm

.......... On a rotisserie...?

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Post: #283307 littlemissrose
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:10 am

My mum said a friend of hers dries herbs in the microwave. Apparently it's verry quick.:dontknow: I've never tried it. Has anyone else?
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Post: #283308 becks77
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:34 am

yes I dried herbs for the first time ever an used the micoblaster. Sandwhich herbs between 2 layers of kitchen roll and blast for a couple of minutes until done. Kitchen smells good too ;)
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Post: #283310 diggernotdreamer
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:56 am

ojay54 wrote:.......... On a rotisserie...?


I expect so, it's what he would have wanted


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