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We have had quite a few questions in the past in which combo microwaves showed symptoms of not turning off the microwave part when being put in what is supposed to be a pure toasting mode. If this is true, the only thing such an oven is good for is the same thing as a microwave: liquids (warming or cooking them), vegetables, steamed-like, heating food ...


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Microwaves are fine for veggies and for reheating most leftovers. They are notoriously bad at anything having to do with bread, or anything crunchy. Nothing will make a nice crispy coating go soggy faster than a microwave. Some people like them for rice, I do not. I think they ruin rice. You can quickly achieve an edible potato, but it won't have that ...


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I just tested 3 individual slices on the pizza setting. That setting basically just turns the heat on and off so the food heats more evenly. I tried: A small shot glass of cool water A mug of cold water A mug of warm water They were all the same. The only thing I noticed was that the pizza was cold where the shot glass was touching it. The #2 and #3 ...


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When heating or reheating in a microwave uses microwave safe cup of water. Microwaves cook from the inside out or bottom up. That's why dishes are hot on the bottom. Anything with cheese on it the outside will but use more cheese on the edges and less in the center which will not get all melty as fast. Stir the food if possible to get it to heat evenly. Cook ...


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Try putting a mug of water next to the food in the microwave. I've had this same problem with baker's chocolate and that did the trick. I think it's because there isn't enough water to absorb the microwaves so the excess energy causes sparking.


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The spark was a voltage jumping over a gap somewhere. This may occur again, but so long as the magnetron survives, you should be okay. The problem with sparks is they can leave a carbon trail deep inside which is conductive and may actually make the next spark occur at a slightly lower voltage. If this happens enough, you will eventually (or shortly) damage ...



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