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Can you finish a quality steak in the microwave

Microwaves don't cook as evenly as you might think. Even with a turntable, I would worry about hotspots and uneven cooking, particularly with thicker steaks. Also, they cook fast. Medium-rare versus ...
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Cooking steak......safe or not?

It's certainly safe. Cooling for 15 minutes is well within the typical 2 hour to refrigerate window, and then you're going to cook it more so anything on the surface is going to get killed. It would ...
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Is there a solution to searing a steak indoors with a very sensitive smoke alarm?

Cook's Illustrated had a feature on this a while back: use lower heat - I end up with a medium/medium-low, enough for a gentle constant sizzle; cook in a nonstick pan so anything that browns sticks to ...
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Is there a solution to searing a steak indoors with a very sensitive smoke alarm?

Other than external venting or a strategically placed fan and an open window...high smoke point oil...a dry pan (lightly oil the steak)... I think beyond that your only other option is a lower ...
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