I only have a microwave in my room and I'm moving away in a month, so I don't want to buy an oven or any kitchen appliances, but I still want a steak, is it safe to cook it in the microwave?

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    safe, probably, tasty and appealing, no. – Max Mar 18 '15 at 15:18
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    It will be a safe piece of vulcanized rubber. – GdD Mar 18 '15 at 15:44
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    That's perfect for a student like me! – Bruno Mar 18 '15 at 16:37
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    Oh, man... that makes me really sad. Just because you're a student doesn't mean you should accept substandard fare! – logophobe Mar 18 '15 at 17:12
  • dont waste money on microwaved steak. buy ramen instead or like.. hamburger helper.. – easymoden00b Mar 18 '15 at 20:01

Yes, it is safe. It is really more a question of quality. I would suggest that, in your specific situation you get a browning dish. (It would be something that you could still use after your move, if you like.) Please see the excerpt below from this page .

There is nothing like a charbroiled steak straight off the grill. But for the times when you don't want to fire up the grill - or even get the broiler dirty - there is a way to sear steaks in the microwave on an accessory called a browning dish.

A microwaved steak will not brown well without one, and the dish is really the only acceptable way to brown in the microwave.

Browning dishes can be either flat rectangular plates or black skillets that are designed for the microwave.

Embedded in the plate or skillet are metal strips that cause the microwaves to couple or link, producing an electrical current. The dish also is coated with a metal that is resistant to the electrical current.

You can read the rest of the article and the how-to information by following the link.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to address and answer @Bruno's concern with useful information. I don't even like microwaved popcorn - don't even get me started on microwaved meats - but I also have the luxury of a good stove and a great oven. I think you have addressed the only plausible solution to his query. I would surely find a way to microwave meat before I would suck-down a bowl of MSG-salt-Ramen. – Stephen Eure Mar 18 '15 at 22:33
  • Your link is broken. – Navin Apr 8 '17 at 23:13

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