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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%
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Old 10-26-2005, 11:41 AM   #41
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Good Article Andy! Stir Stir Stir!
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Old 10-26-2005, 03:03 PM   #42
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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.

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Old 11-04-2005, 09:17 PM   #43
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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.
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:50 AM   #44
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I have one, never cooked in it, but great for warming up leftovers and defrosting. Oh yeah and making a cup of tea masala.
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Old 11-23-2005, 11:49 AM   #45
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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.
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