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Questions tagged [microwave]

Covering cooking with a microwave, selection of appropriate cooking times and powers, cooking from fresh and re-heating, differences and techniques for microwave cooking.

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Can I still use my microwave safely? [duplicate]

So, I put a jar of coconut oil in the microwave to melt it a tab, but didn’t realized a small square of the foil was still on it. The microwave sparked but I turned it off right after, so it only went ...
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Can I add “stars” pasta or very small soup shells pasta to boxed chicken broth & make in the microwave?

I have boxed chicken broth I want to quickly make in the microwave and I want to add either tiny stars pasta, or "small soup shells" pasta. Both pastas are tiny, about 1/4 inch width & height. I ...
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Why is my popcorn not popping?

I want to make popcorn at home. The corn is 3 months old and completely dry. I greased the kernels with oil and put them in the microwave oven for 5 minutes but they did not pop. What can I do?
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Is a blowtorch suitable for browning/caramelising steamed food?

I have started using a microwave steamer to quickly cook the bulk of meals, including mushrooms, gem squash, sausages, steak. These specific examples are extra tasty when browned or caramelised (that ...
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How do i get rid of burnt smell and marks of microwave? [duplicate]

when some type of food is burnt inside the microwave and leave burnt smell and marks inside the microwave oven how can i get rid of the smell and marks.
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Mixing Ghee with Other Ingredients

I was mixing wet ingredients together for a muffin recipe, and I prepared the eggs, water and vanilla extract. I melted Ghee butter in the microwave, and tried to cool it down some. I then combined ...
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Thawing frozen seafood mix is a lot of work

I buy 1-lb bags of frozen seafood mix from Trader Joe’s. It includes shrimp, calamari, and scallops. I usually want to fry it in a pan, so I first need to thaw it and remove as much water as I can — ...
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Is a Pyrex bowl suitable for a double boiler?

Can I use a Pyrex bowl as a double boiler? Or can I use the microwave when a recipe calls for melting ingredients in a double boiler?
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Mondernist Green Tea Microwave Sponge Cake - Siphon charging

I just saw a recipe for microwave sponge cake. The mixture is strained before putting in a siphon and charging. However, there is no mention if that is a NO2 or a CO2 cartridge. Can someone confirm?
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Burn stains inside microwave

I heated a dish that my local fish store said was in a microwave-safe aluminum foil. Now I have a brown (chocolate looking) residue, mostly on the sides of the inside of my microwave. I have read that ...
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Should I keep the microwave turntable and plastic turntable support ring in the microwave oven when using convection mode?

I am trying to operate a microwave convection oven for the first time. It is a GE Profile convection/microwave oven. I am wondering if I am supposed to keep the glass microwave turntable and plastic ...
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Can you roast soybeans directly in a popcorn popper or microwave?

Howdy, I just wanted to ask if it was possible to roast this type of soybean directly in a microwave popper contraption or a dedicated popcorn popper without any prior water work, just straight out ...
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Do I need the turntable in a combi microwave when using convection mode?

I have question. I bought a microwave oven that has a grill and convection oven function. It comes with a grill rack and turntable. 2 days ago, I tried to cook frozen pizza with the grill rack ...
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Frying in a microwave?

So I like to eat a cooked lunch, but my work break room only has a microwave - incapable of producing the Maillard reaction and only good for reheating decaying food into a disgusting, soggy pap. I ...
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why is exterior of the microwave oven getting hot & the lights getting switched off [closed]

cooking pizza @ 180 degrees celcius then the exterior gets too hot and the lights on the microwave oven get switched off. after it cools down the lights start again `
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How can I reheat Onion Bhajis without an oven or hub to make them crispy?

The UK lunch culture being what it is, microwaveable ready meals and snacks are a big thing, and most companies have a microwave and a toaster. While that works well for store-bought ready meal ...
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is it safe to be behind a microwave while it's on?

In our restaurant we have the microwaves in the open where you can be behind it while it's on. Usually in normal houses you don't see the back, only the front. Is it safe to be behind it while it's on?...
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What utensil (material) to use in Convection + Grill mode of Microwave Oven?

My Microwave Oven (Samsung DE68-03387M) has three modes: Microwave, Convection and Grill. It has various combinations of those. There is a Pre-heat option which uses Convection and Grill modes ...
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Is it safe to consume microwaved Campbell’s chicken stock?

I often pour a bowl of frozen veggies and a cup of chicken stock (straight from those 1 litre boxes) in a bowl and microwave it for 12 minutes. It comes out fairly hot. Is this safe to do? Or am I ...
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Microwave Oven Rust -Does it affect FOOD cooked in it (hurt us?)

Can anyone tell me if there is a toxicity effect on food cooked in a microwave oven with rust along the edges inside the microwave itself??
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The microwave's buzzing sound gets louder when the timer reaches 15 seconds

Every time I cook something in the microwave, the unit stays relatively quiet. That is, up until the 15 seconds mark. When there's 15 seconds left, and it's always 15 seconds, it starts buzzing louder....
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Does microwaving move significantly more oil\fat from fries than other cooking method, how to prevent?

If I reheat originally fried fries, when I microwave fries or protein it seems to me a lot of fat in short time has leeched out\evaporated. Does microwaving cause this and is there a way I can ...
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Multiple layer toasting in Microwave

I want to toast some peanuts in a microwave (just a microwave - it does not have a grill (broiler) or convection mode). Can I put multiple layers of peanut in a container and toast it? I am not sure ...
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Microwave steaming - venting/holes optional?

I see a lot of cooking videos where vegetables like carrots are steamed in the microwave, and the bowl is covered with what looks like a pretty tight lid without any vents/holes. For instance this one....
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Heat source of a microwave convection oven

What is the Heat source of a microwave convection oven, is there electric heating elements?
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Is it safer to wrap or cover your food when warming them in the microwave?

I heard from a friend that if nothing covers the bowl or plate of food, there is a direct radiation affect on the food you eat. Is that true?
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my cookie dough was in the fridge overnight and now its rock hard can I microwave it?

Can I microwave the hard rock hard cookie dough that was in the fridge overnight?
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Foil in microwave

My younger brother put foil in the microwave and sparks started coming up and now every time my dad turns it on sparks come up what should we do?
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How to cook liver in microwave?

Delicate parts such as liver, kidney and heart can be quickly fried in a little oil. I wonder if there any way to cook them in the microwave while preserving the tender texture?
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I accidentally put aluminum foil in my microwave, how can I clean the scorch marks?

I have a microwave/grill combo and I accidentally had aluminum foil inside when starting the microwave function. By the time I realized it was already sparking and left brown scorch marks on the ...
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New oven still puts out terrible odor 5 days after buying?

I recently bought a new convection oven/microwave/grill combo made by Sharp. The user manual said for first time use to run the convection oven at max heat (230C) for 1 hour, which produced a verybad ...
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How do I translate microwave cooking instructions to fanless conventional oven instructions?

I have a microwavable meal which instructs me to (for a 800 Watt microwave oven) perforate film and cook for 3 minutes on full power, then remove the film and cook for a further 1 1/2 minutes. ...
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From a nutrition perspective, is microwaving frozen vegetables without water the same as microwaving frozen vegetables with water?

Similar to this question, except I'm asking about nutritional content instead of just taste: Is it ok to microwave veggies without water instead of blanching them in a pot of water? I'm wondering if ...
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What veggies can be easily microwaved? [closed]

What veggies can be easily microwaved? (so that they taste as good as when they are cooked traditionally) EDIT Do you have any reason to think that any vegetable don't perform well when cooked in ...
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Food to bring to work and heat with a microwave [closed]

As I'll be soon moving from a small town in which I can come back home for lunch everyday to a bigger city in which it would be best to bring lunch from home to work, I was wondering: do you know some ...
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Microwave door blew open when boiling water-vinegar mixture for cleaning

The inside walls of a microwave have become sticky. I was attempting to be a smart cookie and tried to clean it by boiling a glass of water-vinegar mixture inside it. However, this DIY backfired as ...
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Microwave pudding sediments

I tried making pudding in the microwave for the first time. I took 20 g rice starch and 250 g milk. First made a slurry, then mixed the rest of the milk, constantly stirring. Then added 10 g sugar and ...
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Can I safely run the microwave for an extended time with just a bowl of water?

I would like to leave a microwave running for several minutes (2-5, the longer the better) as part of a research project (I'm measuring the microwave emissions). Is it safe to put a bowl of water in ...
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Is my microwave oven safe to operate?

In the middle of the oven, situated opposite the microwave source and below the carousel plate a two inch hole has developed over time. It is found rusted. Presently, when it runs I leave the kitchen ...
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Can I defrost fish in the microwave?

Is it OK to defrost fish in a microwave? Any particular precautions? Generally, what is the best way to defrost fish in 15 or 30 minutes before cooking? Sometimes it comes in plastic, sometimes not....
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how to fix a sharp carousel microwave after it has been used to heat a lot of food?

I was reheating food from the fridge that had to defrost a little bit. I had reheated about four types of food, the microwave made a sound, and it stopped working. I had taken the food out and touched ...
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Why didn't microwaving a stainless steel spoon set my kitchen on fire?

I am a new, and newly sleep-deprived, dad. As such, I didn't think twice about taking a big, shiny, stainless steel spoon and sticking it right in a baby bottle sterilizer. ("I want this supplement to ...
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How can I address watery eggs in a microwaved breakfast sandwich?

My blessed wife fixes me batches of breakfast sandwiches consisting of a sandwich thin, some ham and egg whites and freezes them. It's a great breakfast, except for the fact that as it defrosts in the ...
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Eggs in a convection microwave

I'm trying to cook eggs in a convection microwave. It is NOT using microwave to do it - I've made bread, pies, etc in it. Any recommendations on timing and temps?
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Can I bake cakes or pizzas in my kenstar microwave grill combo oven?

I have a Kenstar microwave grill combo oven without convection mode with coils fitted upwards. Can I bake cake, pizzas or cookies? In which utensils?
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The side of my microwave set on fire

I was microwaving a potato cake, which definitely has no metal inside it (or any which would cause a fire), it was in the middle of the platter when suddenly the side of the microwave caught on fire, ...
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microwave use after cell phone heating

My daughter put a cell phone in the microwave and switched it on. The phone was heated for less than a minute at maximum temperature. There was a strong smell from the burnt phone and the microwave. ...
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Is plastic wrap safe to use when tempering chocolate?

Tempering chocolate can be a messy process at times. So I had an idea to cover the plastic bowl that I use for tempering with plastic wrap so that once I'm finished, I can remove the plastic wrap, the ...
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Convection microwave oven capable of only 200C

I am thinking of getting my first convection microwave oven but the specs indicate it's only capable of a maximum of 200C in convection mode. Is this good enough for roasting chicken and baking pizza, ...
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How can I get sweet potato skin to caramelize without baking?

I love sweet potatoes, and cooking them in the microwave for 8 minutes is much faster than waiting an hour or more for them to bake. But when I microwave them, the skin doesn't caramelize like it does ...