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Old 05-18-2006, 12:07 PM   #11
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I agree with those things also, but cooking? Microwaves don't really make heat, they vibrate the moisture molicules in the food and the friction makes heat in the food. I just don't think a microwave is a good "cooking" appliance
I use my microwave a lot. It doesn't heat up the kitchen, and can save a lot time in clean-up.
Here are some more uses:
*sauteeing onions, peppers, celery, etc...put in bowl with butter, oil, or lipid of choice.
*browning ground meat for assorted dishes
*slow simmering spaghetti sauce...no need to worry about scorching.
*baking potatoes
*cooking bacon, Spam or meatballs
*steaming vegetables
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:39 PM   #12
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Fool Proof way to cook Oatmeal in microwave

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What about oatmeal? (The instant kind. The other kind always--for me anyway--boils over the edge of the bowl.)

Get a big enough bowl..........I cook a 5 CUP serving of oatmeal most mornings and use a 2 1/2 QUART corning ware casserole dish. I have a newer microwave and it has a breakfast button. I use regular rolled oats and quick oats. My recipe is 2 1/2 cups milk/water and 1 1/3 cup oats. Add a bit of salt after cooking. Just push the Breakfast button and it stops cooking when the oatmeal is done.

I rely on the microwave for reheating leftovers and coffee, softening butter and chocolate. My cooking style is to make a large batch of something and eat it for days, couldn't do it without a microwave.
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:10 PM   #13
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I can't say that I have had any success with microwave cooking my baking always comes out a little wet. But they do have these new microwavable cakes that taste decent. You can find them in the baking aisle with all of the other cake mixes.
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:59 PM   #14
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The only way I make my baked potato is in the microwave... does anyone know how to make the potato skin crispy in the microwave?
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