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Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 19:12
by Jungry Ho'
Footy wrote:
Ricky D Santo wrote:
Footy wrote:, doze off, then wake up to cold coffee. 90 seconds in the microwave sorts that out.


coffee in the microwave? you sick sick man! i mean, c'mon....the microwave?......it's coffee not......argh.


What do you want me to do? Stick it in the fucking oven?
:lol:

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 19:42
by The Great DeFector
Footy wrote:
Ricky D Santo wrote:
Footy wrote:, doze off, then wake up to cold coffee. 90 seconds in the microwave sorts that out.


coffee in the microwave? you sick sick man! i mean, c'mon....the microwave?......it's coffee not......argh.


What do you want me to do? Stick it in the fucking oven?


Do you have a coffee maker that keeps coffee hot? pour some hot coffee in?

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 20:14
by Witchypoo
I only use the microwave to re-heat things & even then I sometimes use the hob for that. The only thing I might actually cook in a microwave is jacket potatoes & thats only if I'm very pushed for time.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 20:21
by Nolamike
Footy wrote:
Ricky D Santo wrote:
Footy wrote:, doze off, then wake up to cold coffee. 90 seconds in the microwave sorts that out.


coffee in the microwave? you sick sick man! i mean, c'mon....the microwave?......it's coffee not......argh.


What do you want me to do? Stick it in the fucking oven?


Hmmm... maybe you should have a cup of coffee before sitting down to enjoy a cup of coffee. That way you won't fall asleep, letting your coffee get cold.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 21:00
by Bungo the Mungo
I don't own one, and don't see where there's any need.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 21:01
by Billybob Dylan
Footy wrote:It's main use is in the morning when I get in from work. I make a coffee and sit down to watch the news, doze off, then wake up to cold coffee. 90 seconds in the microwave sorts that out.

I do the exact same thing! Except I get in from work in the evening. And it's tea.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 21:58
by Footy
Billybob Dylan wrote:
Footy wrote:It's main use is in the morning when I get in from work. I make a coffee and sit down to watch the news, doze off, then wake up to cold coffee. 90 seconds in the microwave sorts that out.

I do the exact same thing! Except I get in from work in the evening. And it's tea.


Now that you're an American, do you still put milk in your tea?

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 22:05
by Footy
Ricky D Santo wrote:
Do you have a coffee maker that keeps coffee hot? pour some hot coffee in?


Yes, of course I do. But I can't drink a whole pot of coffee before bed - I'd be peeing all day. A mug, or maybe two, of decent instant coffee (Alta Rica) doesn't cause too much bladder strain, even for a poor old chap like me. Neither does it keep me awake.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 22:13
by Fireplug
The microwave's a tool, like any other; used correctly and appropriately it's fine. Emergency defrosting, reheating portions, warming plates, warming milk for hot chocolate, steaming SOME vegetables (those that need only a blast -- I'm thinking broccoli here or quickly-steamed chopped cabbage before finishing it in the pan), poaching single eggs (not easy, but I've surprised some proper foodies with this one now I've got the hang of it) and indeed pre-cooking potatoes before you put them in the oven for roasting: all these are ok.

But compared with an oven it's a primitive, limited thing.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 22:44
by trans-chigley express
I never bothered to replace my microwave when it broke but there are a handful of things that I miss it for:
re-heating left overs (especially rice which is troublesome to re-heat in an oven or on a stove)
heating christmas/steamed puddings (1 minute compared to 1 hour!)
making oil-free poppadoms

other than that I never used it. Unusually for Hong Kong I do actually have a conventional oven - Chinese never use them - and I will really miss it if we move to a flat without one as none of the places I've looked at so far have had one installed.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 22:54
by Snarfyguy
LeBaron 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.


I don't own one and never have (though T-Berry has brought his to my place). And i have never stopped in the kitchen and thought, "damn, I really wish I had a microwave right now, maybe I should get one."

We had one in my bachelor days. We had an odd old double-wide oven/stove thing with a big horizontal surface, so we put the microwave on it. Kind of like this, but with gas:

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Then we melted the microwave's plastic housing when we cooked something in the stove, so we never even got to use it once. Oh well.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 23:24
by sloopjohnc
Fired Plug wrote:But compared with an oven it's a primitive, limited thing.


Don't tell my microwaved corn dogs that.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 00:09
by harvey k-tel
I find that human flesh tastes best when done in a microwave and my co-workers agree!

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 00:14
by Billybob Dylan
Footy wrote:
Billybob Dylan wrote:
Footy wrote:It's main use is in the morning when I get in from work. I make a coffee and sit down to watch the news, doze off, then wake up to cold coffee. 90 seconds in the microwave sorts that out.

I do the exact same thing! Except I get in from work in the evening. And it's tea.


Now that you're an American, do you still put milk in your tea?

Of course.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 07:52
by sensi
Fired Plug wrote:The microwave's a tool, like any other; used correctly and appropriately it's fine. warming plates,


I use it for warming plates up daily...I don't see the point of serving hot food on a cold plate

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 08:05
by The Prof
I thought the whole point of a microwave was that it just warmed the food. It shouldn't warm plates

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 09:24
by Phil T
The Prof wrote:I thought the whole point of a microwave was that it just warmed the food. It shouldn't warm plates


If the stuff the dish or plate is made from has a high metal content (usually iron), it will get hot. I have two bowls like this that get really hot, while the food in them barely gets warm, when used in the microwave.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 09:26
by Fireplug
The Prof wrote:I thought the whole point of a microwave was that it just warmed the food. It shouldn't warm plates


Depends on the plate. Some materials -- those used in "microwave safe" cooking dishes and the microwave's turntable -- are transparent to microwaves and shouldn't be directly affected. Other materials (like stoneware, which is what I assume my cheap IKEA plates are) will be heated. You certainly shouldn't leave them in there for a long time and you should probably be prepared for the occasional cracked plate (though it's never happened to me) as uneven heating or manufacturing flaws could cause problems. 30 seconds to warm them up, though, works a treat.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 11:19
by Jungry Ho'
Left over mashed potato reheats perfectly in the micro. Topped with a couple of duck eggs fried in olive oil ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, what an excuse for a black pepper frenzy.

Re: Cooker V Microwave

Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 12:28
by sensi
As we can't start a thread on Masterchef in this forum what on earth have they done to it?...they've changed the format and it's hideous now :x