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Microwave Ovens

A microwave oven (often referred to simply as a "microwave") is a kitchen appliance that heats food by dielectric heating, using microwave radiation to heat foods quickly and efficiently, and is found in almost all kitchens.

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Does a microwave have to spin to cook popcorn?

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No, a microwave doesn't have to spin to cook popcorn. While some microwave models have a turntable that rotates to ensure even cooking, it's not a requirement for cooking popcorn. Additionally, some advanced microwaves with sensor cooking technology can detect when the popcorn is ready based on humidity levels, providing optimal results without the need for rotation.

What happens when you put an eraser in the microwave?

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it looks like cheese and sticks to your microwaving plate

What is the benefit of specialization?

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it leads to an increase in output

What is to cook in Latin?

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Coquere - to cook.

How do you cook barley?

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Rinse barley first using a strainer. Pick out any debris that might have made it through processing.

Step 2

Allow barley to soak overnight in water if you want to reduce your cooking time. Use two cups of water for each cup of barley.

Step 3

Decide whether you'll be using water or broth to boil your barley.

Step 4

Use 2 1/2 to 3 cups liquid to 1 cup barley. Add your liquid to the pot.

Step 5

Bring water or broth to a boil.

Step 6

Add barley to boiling water or broth and stir together. Cover the pot with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes if you pre-soaked your barley overnight. Otherwise, cook your barley for 35 to 40 minutes.

How do you cook a turtle?

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You can prepare turtle in a variety of ways, the easiest for survival means would be to lay the turtle on a bed of hot coals for about 20 min. Then just crack the shell and enjoy. Be sure to fully cook the turtle though, they can carry some nasty bugs, like salmonella

How do you cook a starfish?

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Leavi it out in the sun and keep away from water.

Why microwave cooking is quicker and why I am the food stirred?

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Microwaves cook (heat) the outsides of the food first. So stirring part way through the cooking time allows a more even heating.

Can you put alcohol in the microwave?

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You can, but you'd end up with some possibly flammable fumes. We would advise against it, unless you are just warming something that contains alcohol. You would not want to get it too hot.

How can you use a microwave oven as a oven?

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You can't. Only if it's a microwave-oven

Can you cook microwave popcorn on a stove?

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Yes you can. Place a large pot on the stove and turn the temperature to medium. Once the pot has heated up, cut the popcorn package and empty contents in to hot pan. Wait till you hear the first pops and then start moving the pan in circles over the burner, agitating to move around the kernels and prevent burning. You will know when it is done when the popping stops, remove from the stove and enjoy!

Can you cook Otis spunkmeyer frozen cookie dough in the microwave?

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325 degrees for 16 to 19 minutes in a home oven. Here is the website http://www.spunkmeyer.com/products/products.aspx?mID=9&itcd=58327

How does convection heat food in a microwave oven?

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A microwave convection oven is an appliance that combines the technology of a microwave oven and a convection oven. It uses microwaves to cook food quickly and evenly, and convection to evenly distribute heat throughout the oven.

When the oven is turned on, the microwaves are released from the walls of the oven and penetrate the food. The microwaves cause the molecules in the food to vibrate, which generates heat. This heat is then distributed evenly by the convection fan, which circulates heated air around the food, cooking it quickly and evenly.

The convection fan also helps to ensure a more even baking of cakes and other items, as it moves the hot air around to ensure a more even distribution of heat.

The combination of microwaves and convection allows for faster cooking times and more even cooking results than with either technology alone.

How do you reset Panasonic microwave oven?

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You don't have to reset the oven.

Can you cook lima beans in the microwave?

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Yes but only if its the frozen kind in the bag that you get at the store like Walmart or Safeway. A grocery store of course!

How long do you cook bread pudding in a microwave?

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about 10 to 12 min., i guess...

i'm trying it now... :)

Can you cook pork roll in the microwave?

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yes i tried tai pork rolls i had four rolls and i put 4 min came out little soft but still good for a quick snack so 1:00 min to 1:30 min seconds for one and 2:00 min to 2:30 for 2 and so on

When you first use a microwave oven should it smoke?

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No.
Unless you are referring to steam, which is a natural effect of heating food. Steam and smoke are two completely different things (steam = hot water. Smoke = hydrocarbons) - do you know the difference?

Ensure you are using it properly and are following the cooking instructions on the packaging of the food. Not all food or packaging is suited for microwaves.
Cardboard in the microwave will cause a fire. Metal in a microwave will cause an electronic explosion.

If it is not your cooking methods that are at fault, then disconnect it from the mains and call the store you bought it from.
You will need to return it for a refund or exchange. Continuing to use it could result in explosion or fire. Microwaves heat food by producing radiation, which is then absorbed by the water molecules in the food, making it safe to eat.


What is a combination microwave?

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Combination microwaves have a convection cycle built in along with the normal microwave portion. This allows the baking of foods, like pizza, that would not be able to be cooked in a normal microwave.

How do you cook raw pasta in a microwave?

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Raw pasta must be boiled in water.

To boil pasta in a microwave, place the pasta in a large bowl of water.


The microwave boils the water, the boiling water cooks the pasta.


This should take about 8 - 9 minutes, longer if the water was cold at the start.

What are some everyday objects that use microwaves other than a microwave oven?

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Cell phones use microwaves, and so does Wi-Fi network gear.

Can microwave plus MW85 browning grill be used in a conventional oven?

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You've got questions about Corningware, so why not let the manufacturer answer them? Corningware Consumer Information Center: Consumer Care Center

1200 South Antrim Way

Greencastle, PA 17225

Call 1-800-999-3436 (North America).

(Monday-Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Eastern Time)

If they don't know, who does?

Bon appétit!

How do you cook fiesta ham in microwave oven?

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The Fiesta ham orginated in the Phillipines. Here is a recipe I use during the holidays.

1 Fiesta ham (about 3-4 lbs.)

Sauce:

1 cup apple juice 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon powder

1 bay leaf 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1/3 cup honey 1 apple, cored

thinly sliced parsley, cherries and apple slices for garnishing

Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in an oven-proof container. Place Fiesta Ham and bake at 375°F for 30 minutes, baste with marinade 3-4 times during baking.

Arrange in a serving platter with the remaining sauce and glaze with honey. Garnish with parsley, cherries and apple slices