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Our over-the-range microwave warms up nicely when the hood light (underneath) is turned on. This may still get too warm but requires monitoring at 20 minute intervals, where the microwave heating/over-heating happens in seconds. The light in the conventional baking oven will provide the same gentle heat. Either way I would try to keep the temp under 95F ...


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I've been using the Nordic Ware Microwave Egg Boiler for a few years. Depending on the size of the eggs, you'll need between 6.5 and 8 minutes at 1100 watts. Once you've settled on a brand and size of eggs, you can get them perfect every time - hard boiled, soft yolk etc. by tweaking the cooking time between those two values. Fantastic gadget, 4.5+ stars on ...


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No, a microwave is not a cooking tool. It destroys food. A microwave is a convenience when needing to warm something quickly, it doesn't heat uniformly, when food starts to dry out and burn it does it quickly while another part of the food is still icy cold. Use the microwave for what it is good for, softening butter (3 times at 8-10 seconds a pop usually ...


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A couple things... Yes the microwaves excite polar molecules. Water happens to be a very common polar molecule. So the first thing I would expect would make a major difference would be the ratio of polar to non-polar molecules or the percentage of water in most cases. Asparagus has a high percentage of water at roughly 93%. Peas on the other hand have about ...


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I've "developed" a way of heating pizzas in a microwave which is fairly practical and easy: Before you put the pizza on the plate, put some sugar cubes (wrapped ones work best!) on the plate to support the pizza, five is enough for small pizzas but more may be needed for larger ones! This gives the moisture coming off the bottom of the pizza a chance to ...


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I use the cover because it's easier to clean than the microwave if something splatters.



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