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I experiment a lot with microwave recipes including popcorn and my suggestion is to stop the microwave before any burning starts, remove the popped kernels from the dish and and put the unpopped kernels back in the microwave for some more popping. This will prevent the already popped corn from scorching.


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I microwaved a 1/4 lb hamburger for 4 minutes in 14 oz of chicken broth and let stand for 1 min. Not bad.


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The glass plate in my Tesco MC2514 convection microwave oven broke the first time I tried using combination (microwave plus convection) cooking. Tesco were very robust when I tried to get a replacement under warranty. They did eventually send a replacement plate, but of the same material. I am not confident enough to use the combination feature again with ...


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I am not entirely sure about this, but my theory is based on the way microwaves interact with water. Microwaves are resonant with the rotational frequency of water's dipole, and works by using frequencies that are not quite resonant so that instead of causing rotations some of the energy is lost to friction which increases the vibrational frequencies of the ...


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A recipe that says "70 seconds on high in a 950 Watt microwave" wants exactly that: put it in a 950W microwave for 70 seconds, at full power setting. The recipe author already worried about how hot or done the food is supposed to get from these settings; if you adjust the recipe (including doubling or halving), or use a weaker or stronger microwave, you have ...


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A glass of water in the microwave will result in less microwave energy reaching the popcorn. I use a large glass of water (8 - 12 oz.) when I'm softening butter because I want the water to absorb most of the energy. For popcorn, you may get by with 2-4 ounces of water. I've also found that the amount of oil makes a huge difference. I sometimes pop ...


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I like to season immediately after I take it out of the microwave. At that point, there is a still a little bit of steam/moisture (admittedly, not much) in with the popped kernels, and that moisture helps whatever seasoning powder you use adhere to the kernel. Also, if you aren't doing so already, consider using a salt specific for popcorn, a.k.a. "popcorn ...


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I worked three years in a movie theater in my early twenties. The butter is tricky. We would microwave it then separate the water from it. If the water is still in the butter and put on the popcorn the water will make the popped corn soggy and give off an unappealing smell. We would usually pour it off to separate them but that works best when a large ...


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So, just a clarification on this thread. None of the responses includes the power rating of the microwaves used. So, my experience with my 700 watt microwave is that two patties, on and under paper towel, cooks to medium done in 8 minutes. Hope that helps. With that information, I'm estimating the power ratings of the machines in previous answers to be ...


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After, because then the surface is big enough to absorb the taste. May I also suggest using organically grown corn, have a look at this article why: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/time-to-rethink-corn/



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