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Old 04-14-2016, 06:27 PM   #11
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I think he means something like two minutes on power level 7 rather than 30 seconds on power level 10. That's not so terribly long to wait
Yes. But more like 10 minutes at level 4, for instance..... I don't mind the wait......and that is low and slow for a microwave....
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:51 PM   #12
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Yes. But more like 10 minutes at level 4, for instance..... I don't mind the wait......and that is low and slow for a microwave....
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Old 04-17-2016, 12:47 PM   #13
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This is one reason I always heat food low and slow in the microwave. I rarely use the highest power setting except when boiling water.
I only know the time and start button on our microwave. If it has power settings I would not even know.
I only use it to heat coffee and I sometimes use the defrost function to get a head start.
I did use it today to heat up left over taco meat.
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Even if the container is microwave safe plastic, food can leach into the container, making it so ugly and disgusting you want to trash it. I prefer to remove the food from the plastic container and put it on a paper plate, covered with a piece of waxed paper (stuff explodes in the microwave, especially beans) before heating it.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:14 PM   #15
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I only know the time and start button on our microwave. If it has power settings I would not even know.
It involves a couple of extra steps to to set the time and power setting, but once you get the hang of it it becomes second nature.
But I wish microwaves included direct power settings on the control panels for frequent low power setting users like myself.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:20 PM   #16
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Even if the container is microwave safe plastic, food can leach into the container, making it so ugly and disgusting you want to trash it. I prefer to remove the food from the plastic container and put it on a paper plate, covered with a piece of waxed paper (stuff explodes in the microwave, especially beans) before heating it.
Another reason I use low power settings. Full power tends to destroy most plastic containers.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:47 PM   #17
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According to the linked site, "Microwave ovens heat foods unevenly and cause hot spots. There may be hot spots even if the food feels cool to you. It is important to stir food well to prevent burns to you or your baby."

https://extension.umaine.edu/publications/4309e/
There is a reason the makers of those foods made for the microwave tell you to heat it for a few minutes, stir and then resume heating.
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:12 PM   #18
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I think he means something like two minutes on power level 7 rather than 30 seconds on power level 10. That's not so terribly long to wait
It's an eternity if you are trying to get back to your seat before the commercials finish!
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:41 PM   #19
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It's an eternity if you are trying to get back to your seat before the commercials finish!
Today's commercial breaks are at least two to five minutes long.
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The average one hour TV show is about 42-43 minutes long for program content. There remaining 17-18 minutes is commercial content. Not all the breaks are the same length.
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