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  • #859

    Here’s one to ponder:

    If a microwave cooks food from the inside out, then why are frozen burritos always still frozen in the middle? :what:

    #3040

    [quote:25lvm51b]In microwave cooking, the radio waves penetrate the food and excite water and fat molecules pretty much evenly throughout the food. There is no “heat having to migrate toward the interior by conduction”. There is heat everywhere all at once because the molecules are all excited together. There are limits of course. Radio waves penetrate unevenly in thick pieces of food (they don’t make it all the way to the middle), and there are also “hot spots” caused by wave interference, but you get the idea. The whole heating process is different because you are “exciting atoms” rather than “conducting heat”.[/quote:25lvm51b]

    from: http://home.howstuffworks.com/microwave.htm

    #3051
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    Pardon me folks I have just had a belly laugh at the expense of others. Because I have been down this road many many years ago. I happened to only be thinking outloud wondering why the lasagna just wouldn’t heat up, my soon to be husband,an engineer-type person, kindly explained to me the process of heat flow through a lasagna noodle, as much as he TRIED to inform me, after all these years I only remember getting lost after the first sentence. Hmmmm perhaps that is why I have only prepared lasagna 1 or 2 times ever in my life. :rolleyes:

    #3054

    Ha ha, I read about heat conduction last night. :lol:

    #4285
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    Is it still bad or as they say ‘dangerous’ to stand in front of a microwave?? I see people do it all the time and I haven’t heard one case where someone died or got sick from it, other than getting dizzy from watching the food go round and round… <img loading=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #4286

    Good question. I always wondered that myself but then I thought why even make a window if it’s bad. So, I have no idea, but I hope it’s not bad.

    #4287
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    LOL…yeah me too cause I love to stare at my food while it’s cooking. :rolleyes:

    #4288

    [quote:21d10gf0]LOL…yeah me too cause I love to stare at my food while it’s cooking. :rolleyes:[/quote:21d10gf0]
    Dude, it’s one of the most exciting things about life! How could you roll your eyes at that? :shock:

    #4290
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    Sorry.. my bad…. I meant to say to do this >> <img loading=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #4292
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    You know, I remember when microwaves were unheard of and thirty minute cardboard and asphalt frozen pizzas out of the <gasp> oven were the rule. Also “teevee” dinners that you swore were boxed up in Transylvania, and contained actual Transylvanians…

    So, when you’re waiting for your food to nuke, O Young and Innocent Ones, do you tap your foot anxiously, waiting for the interminable forty seconds to go by?

    Don’t mind me — my cousins sent me birthday gifts with wrapping paper that had Egyptian figures with the caption, “Happy Birthday, O Ancient One.” I aspire to stand on my porch with the sleeveless undershirt on over my flannel pants, suspenders hanging down by my pockets, yelling, “Get out of my yard!” Thinking of everyone as “whipper-snappers” gets me through the average Monday!

    #4295
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    But haven’t you ever [i:5u3en4zq]watched[/i:5u3en4zq] your food cook? If it’s anything that melts (especially with cheese) or thaws (like frozen peas with a bit of water in the bowl) it’s actually kind of neat. It looks like time-lapse photography, only not.

    #4310

    I used to think watching the popcorn bag expand was fun. Watching butter melt is fun too. But the very, very, very best is watching the large marshmallows get bigger, and bigger, and bigger, but sometimes they explode and it’s messy.

    #4313
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    lol… that’s funny, I haven’t tried it… maybe one day when I’m bored at home i’ll try it. I like listening to chicken or pork pop!! It’s like a firework but safer. Why does food get hard like plastic in the microwave?? The only thing I’ve ever seen turn black is popcorn.

    #4318

    I am not sure why it gets hard like plastic. I should look it up.

    #4321
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    shame on you Berrycat! I used to think it was bad enough when you blew up marshmallows in our microwave, I prayed and thought maybe you reformed! Now you broadcast your recipe for shattering shards of sugared __ clear around the world on the web. Oh the shame, signed your mom. :oops:

    #4324
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    <img loading=” title=”Very Happy” /> okay I was just kidding!!!!! I did like it when you kids made microwave somemores.

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