"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories
View Poll Results: do you have a microwave?
i dont have a microwave 13 25.00%
i have a microwave but i never use it 8 15.38%
yes i have a microwave and i use it all the time 31 59.62%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-26-2005, 12:41 PM   #41
Head Chef
 
KAYLINDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: CHERRYVALE, KANSAS
Posts: 1,313
Good Article Andy! Stir Stir Stir!
__________________

__________________
KAYLINDA
You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.
KAYLINDA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2005, 04:03 PM   #42
Traveling Welcome Wagon
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,919
My mom discovered that if she put a 2-crust fruit pie in the microwave oven for awhile, and then put it in the regular oven (not sure of times), the filling did not run over.

Barbara
__________________

__________________
Barbara L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 09:17 PM   #43
Sous Chef
 
subfuscpersona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 562
No microwave due to limited counter space.

For the home cook, microwave ovens seem to be used primarily for reheating and defrostring.

I've worked at a number of places that had an employee kitchen equipped with a microwave. I brought in home-cooked meals and used the microwave to reheat. It was great!

Many commercial frozen (and quite good tasting) meals can be purchased at a supermarket. Because the microwave is safe (eg - it turns off automatically) these meals are great for kids or the elderly, because the cooking is self-limiting.

My Mom, who suffered from dementia in her last years (and therefore could not be trusted to use the stove) was able to learn how to use a microwave. She could "cook" nutrious meals in her home; this enabled her to stay in her home and provide meals for herself. The safety factor of the microwave for anyone who cannot be trusted to use a stove should not be underestimted.
__________________
subfuscpersona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 10:50 AM   #44
Sous Chef
 
Jikoni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Kenya and Switzerland
Posts: 861
I have one, never cooked in it, but great for warming up leftovers and defrosting. Oh yeah and making a cup of tea masala.
__________________
There is no love sincerer than the love of food. ~George Bernard Shaw
Jikoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 11:49 AM   #45
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 1,285
I use mine to reheat and defrost foods. Love the micro pop corn too. I don't care for cooking with it tho. food taste better cooked the old fashion way.
__________________

__________________
thumpershere2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.