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post #31 of 44
Some of the things I use my microwave for:

- cooking frozen vegetables
- melting butter
- heating small amounts of water
- defrosting

and the #1 use....

I use it to proof bread. I heat up a mug that has about 1/2 cup of water in it, and leave the warm mug of water in the microwave with the bread dough. It creates a warmer than room temperature environment for the bread.
post #32 of 44
M. Brown
How do you use your microwave to clean jewelry?

I've got a couple bracelets that are really grimey, but a toothbrush & paste seems to only make the problem worse.

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post #33 of 44
I can't get over this;it makes a lot of sense.I'm always loooking for a spot to proof my bread.
Do you sit the pan on the mug in the microwave? or?
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post #34 of 44
Why not, Rita? I use my microwave to keep food warm; it's more or less airtight when it's not running.
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post #35 of 44

how too from a mad woman.....

IN A WELL VENTILATED ROOM, I put a souffle cup with a few tablespoons of windex and my rings (diamond and cubic zorconia, gold) and nuke for about 45 sec to 1 min. get the cleaner bubbling, than brush with an old tooth brush to get the gunk out, rinse and polish.


if you are squeemish about putting metal in the microwave, do not dispare, you can get the windex boiling and drop the ring in the cup once out of the oven.


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post #36 of 44
Brilliant, and I don't just mean the sparkling jewelry!

Thanks Michele.
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post #37 of 44
Thanks M. I'll give it a try.:smiles:

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post #38 of 44
Thanks, Mezzaluna. I am definitely going to look for one.
post #39 of 44
I may be wrong, but I believe the only thing the open door would impact is anybody walking by with a cardiac pace maker or other implanted electrical device. Plays **** with the radio and cell phones, though.

Microwaves are great for heating my coffee and exactly 8 seconds to a super market Krispy Kreme donut make it just like it came from the hot line at the local store.

BTW, speaking of Krispy Kreme...anybody see that restaurant article about the place in south Georgia that is now serving their hamburgers on KK donuts instead of buns! That'll fix your cholesterol...and anything else you got wrong with you!

Jim
post #40 of 44
I'm in the same boat. We reheat food and coffee, do some bacon (between paper towels) and steam a few vegetables.

We bought Barbara Kafka's Microwave Gourmet book - mainly because she's a college classmate of my wife - but haven't used it much at all. We may all be missing something.

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post #41 of 44
There is no microwave in my work kitchen. At home, I use the mike to warm leftovers and thaw stuff. Oh, and its the platform on which my spice rack sits.
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post #42 of 44
I dont mind using a microwave oven, it can be a usefull tool in the kitchen.
I also know for a fact that if you have ignorant or lazy cooks, they ill put everything in the micro wave.

My conclusion... micro wave is a plus for any kitchen but you must watch the your cooks and how and when they use it.
post #43 of 44
Besides using the microwave for defrosting, boiling water and warming up food at home, I also use it as a storage space for my cakes, leftover food etc. I can't think of the day when I am without one!!
post #44 of 44
You can take my microwave, but DON'T even think about taking my dishwasher :roll:

The microwave is great for quickly warming or melting, but anything you can do in it you can do on the stove top or oven even it takes a few more minutes.
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