Microwave Drama

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Tech Talk' started by K E Gordon, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Very Well-Known Member
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    @Von Jones
    Any device which reduces the bake time of a potato from 1 hour down to 2 to 3 minutes, is on my "definitely good" list!
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    But that potato tastes so much better when you bake it the right way.
     
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    Yes, it certainly does but I haven't had a baked potato in years, plus here in Fresno it would cost me too much
    To bake a potato in the oven in the summer...so not worth it. It's just a potato. :)

    I do eat sweet potatoes on occasion and microwave those.
     
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    @Ken Anderson
    Here we part company as far as agreeing with each other! I could concede that it's my lack of working taste buds at fault, but still, red potatoes taste superior to me to most other varieties, so that's not it.

    Now, the positively, absolutely, best-tasting potato I ever ate was made by my sister. I think she baked them, then scooped the "meat" out of the skins, mashed it perfectly smooth with some kind of cheese mixed in, then spooned the mix back into the skins, and baked a bit until slightly brown on top. I know there is a name for that preparation, but it escapes me.
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    A fine thought! Wonder why I've never had them baked that way? My Mother boiled them, skinned them, cut them up, slathered them with butter and brown sugar. Delicious, but not especially nutritionally-fit!
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    I don't slather them with butter or brown sugar, just eat them occasionally as a healthier substitute for white potatoes.
     
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    Double baked potatoes
     
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    The good news on the microwave, is that possibly my electrician/ engineer friend may come down this weekend, if so, this will all be resolved. I did find some low cost microwaves, if need be, I will buy one at least on a temporary basis. However, I am hoping the guy will come down this weekend. I will try to sschmooze him..because it kind of depends on what side of the bed he gets up on I think. I like using the microwave for baked potatoes, but I made one in the oven with my meatloaf yesterday.
     
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    Yes, or twice-baked. That's how I've heard them labeled. I've had them at restaurants, but have never made them myself. I'm too lazy most of the time, which is why I microwave my 'baked' potatoes, rather than baking them in the oven.

    @K E Gordon Hopefully that will work out for you. I haven't priced them in a while. I did price regular ovens yesterday, and it seems the prices have held steady from when I last looked about a year ago.
     
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  10. Joe Riley

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    .....be sure to remove the plywood from the top of the stove:eek:. As for your Son, sometimes a "slow burn" goes with a microwave. Your suggestion to just replace the counter top unit, was the best way to go. Good luck.;)
     
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    Actually, the installation is proceeding...so far so good! When it is finished I will be happy..
     
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  12. Joe Riley

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    I think a person with a pacemaker should not be near one, especially an older microwave that may have leaking door seals.
     
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  13. Diane Lane

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    Is the roommate doing the installation, or the friend you were going to entice back to your place to install it? <=== That sounded a bit naughty, eh? I enter a lot of sweepstakes in the hope of winning a new microwave, a convection toaster oven, etc. It hasn't happened yet, but that doesn't mean it will. I hope you post a pic when you're finished, so we can see what a great job the installer did.
     
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    I may post a pic, and roomie and I were able to get it done together. He really is a pretty smart guy, it is just his physical limitations that make things difficult for him. I am grateful to be in the microwave biz, and to have the old one taken out of there..This new one is quite state of the art which is great!
     
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    first time I used one I put a hot dog in and man what an explosion !!! I didn't know you had to punch holes in the skin.
     
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    @Gary Ridenour - over here sausages are known as bangers - they were for you :p
     
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  18. Diane Lane

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    Mine seems to be going downhill. Sometimes it works, other times not so much. I looked around yesterday, and saw a few decent priced ones, so that might be my next purchase. I don't need a huge one, just a replacement for the one I have that is sort of smallish. Glad you got yours installed and it's working.
     
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