Microwaving

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Microwaving

Post: #288558 fruitfly
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:38 pm

I recently bought a Sainsbury's digital microwave and when I've tried making a small cake in a cup or an egg in a microwaveable eggcup, they remain uncooked at the bottom, though fully cooked otherwise. If I cook them longer, the larger part will be overdone. It's been ages since I last used a microwave for cooking, as opposed to reheating tea etc., but I did used to make cakes and they turned out alright. Does anyone else have the same problem when they cook individual cakes or eggs? Could there be something wrong with the machine, or are they making them differently somehow these days for environmental reasons.

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Re: Microwaving

Post: #288563 Green Aura
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:27 pm

Dunno really, although I'm fairly certain most microwaves have "cold spots" - that's why you have to move, turn or stir things periodically.
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Re: Microwaving

Post: #288567 becks77
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:52 pm

Do you cook in the centre or on the edge?
Apparently cooking on the edge of the turntable reduces the cold spots

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Re: Microwaving

Post: #288572 fruitfly
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:08 pm

In the middle to cook evenly, so I thought.

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Re: Microwaving

Post: #288671 becks77
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:52 pm

Also both eggs and cakes will continue to cook after the microwaving has finished.
Try moving to the edge and leave for another couple of minutes , covered see what happens??
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