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Old 01-24-2007, 11:15 AM   #31
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I'm tickled to death with this hint. I leave mine in the microwave for 1.5 minutes.

I've soaked in vinegar, in clorox, dishwashed them and tossed them in the washer but the microwave is the absolute best.
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:13 PM   #32
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I just microwaved my damp sponge for 1 1/2 minutes. While it was still in the oven, I took a pot holder and wrapped it around my insta read thermometer, and it read 166 degrees F. So next time I will go two minutes without fear.
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:12 PM   #33
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Yes Corey. You NEVER want to run a microwave without some sort of liquid in it.
geebs, I hate to contradict you on your birthday, but what about microwave popcorn?
where's the liquid in that?
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:16 PM   #34
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There is water inside the corn kernel. That is what causes it to pop. the water heats up and turns to steam which expends and forces the kernel to pop.
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:29 PM   #35
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OK. happy birthday again, then.

I hate it that you're so smart
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:01 PM   #36
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Yes Corey. You NEVER want to run a microwave without some sort of liquid in it.


Yes, microwave ovens all depend heavily on some kind of moisture that's in the food to be cooked or reheated. Without it, the microwave may start to arc, burn itself out and more than likely fry the magnetron.

Hence instruction manuals strictly warn owners against running the units empty.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:51 PM   #37
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OK. happy birthday again, then.

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Thanks Mudbug
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:32 PM   #38
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Attention: I have just nuked my sponge for the first time. I feel so part of the loop now.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:46 PM   #39
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One caveat: If you nuke an already-funky sponge, it will emit some unpleasant odors. Trust me.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:53 AM   #40
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Attention: I have just nuked my sponge for the first time. I feel so part of the loop now.

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