Cooker V Microwave

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Oven Or Cooker

Oven
3
33%
Cooker, stove or whatever you want to call it.
6
67%
 
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Re: Cooker V Microwave

Postby Geezee » 17 Feb 2011, 12:33

sensi wrote:warming milk to go in cereal.


warm milk in cereal? :shock:

we don't have a microwave in our new place and don't really notice it - except when friends come over with their babies/children and they would have used one to heat the food. but it's hardly that much of an imposition...the one thing that I do like doing once in a while though is to just reheat something on its original plate/bowl - it's much easier to do that in a microwave than an oven, and for people like us who don't have a washing machine i like to keep the washing up to a minimum.

we have microwaves at work, which is handy it has to be said.
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Re: Cooker V Microwave

Postby sensi » 17 Feb 2011, 12:36

G-Z wrote:
sensi wrote:warming milk to go in cereal.


warm milk in cereal? :shock:


My youngest lad just loves warm milk on his weetabix

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Re: Cooker V Microwave

Postby Geezee » 17 Feb 2011, 12:40

trans-chigley express wrote:making oil-free poppadoms


how do you do that?
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Postby Phil T » 17 Feb 2011, 13:03

sensi wrote:I wished they had microwaves all those years ago when my mam used to keep my dinner...and my dad's dinner...warm by leaving the plate over a simmering pan of water...you don't get congealed gravy in a microwave :?


Ah yes, I'd forgotten the joys of that. My mum did the same, when I'd gone straight to college from work (we're talking '73 to '75 here) and didn't get home till 10pm or so. She used to put another plate over the dinner and produced what I called "Flat Mash Syndrome".
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Re: Cooker V Microwave

Postby TG » 17 Feb 2011, 17:13

I didn't have a microwave for years and never missed it. When I moved into my new place a microwave came with it. It is handy for reheating and really the best/fastest way to cook some items (spaghetti squash, if using Alton Brown's recipe, for example). But if it went away tomorrow I wouldn't have a problem with not bothering to replace it.
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Re: Cooker V Microwave

Postby savoirefaire » 17 Feb 2011, 17:28

G-Z wrote:
trans-chigley express wrote:making oil-free poppadoms


how do you do that?


You just microwave it. On its own. It works really well, we do it at home all the time and I think makes it more cracker-like, which I like.
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Re: Cooker V Microwave

Postby der nister » 17 Feb 2011, 19:11

microwave can be very useful, it melts/tempers chocolate cheaper than a temperer

great for boiling water

warming meals last minute, but
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Postby Butch Manly » 17 Feb 2011, 19:15

Penk Ahoy! wrote:We don't even have a microwave. They have their uses, I suppose, but we're perfectly happy using the oven for any reheating duties.



Same. Don't want one, either.
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Re: Cooker V Microwave

Postby Seymore Porn » 19 Feb 2011, 08:55

Clint Planet wrote:
Penk Ahoy! wrote:We don't even have a microwave. They have their uses, I suppose, but we're perfectly happy using the oven for any reheating duties.



Same. Don't want one, either.

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Re: Cooker V Microwave

Postby Zombie Momma » 22 Feb 2011, 18:11

I only use the nuker for reheating food or for frozen quicks that I can't put in the oven.
I feel that the nuker toughens my food or zaps the moisture out of it.
Most my frozen dinners are done in the oven. All baking done in the oven. Dinners done oven, stove top and crock pot.
I hate the nuker mostly. I mostly use it as a kitchen timer.

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Re: Cooker V Microwave

Postby Seymore Porn » 22 Feb 2011, 18:14

Tonight I'm having a pie, and rather that firing up my electric oven, I'm using a Halogen oven - it's very handy, quick and uses 1200 watts.
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