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Old 04-24-2012, 12:59 PM
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Snopes says the microwave study is crap

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Old 04-24-2012, 01:10 PM
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one thing we never use anymore is plastic in a microwave. I don't give a **** what the container says it's safe for. Glass only in there.

I've often seen as proof the microwave is "bad" is the water plant trick.

I don't trust other people and have thought of doing it myself just to satisfy my own curiosity, but what they claim to have done is take tap water and heat in a microwave, heat on a stove and directly from the tap.

let it cool to room temp and then water plants. Usually beans because they grow fast and are easy to grow.

They always show the microwave watered plants look pretty sickly compared to the other plants.

But of course if they aren't letting the water cool enough or other things, that would all impact that. Anybody ever done it?

Anybody in high school that has to do a project for school and want to do it for me i'm lazy
I've not done it, but I won't drink tea or coffee made with water heated in the microwave. It tastes funky.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:19 PM
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I will stop using my microwave when they pry it from my cold dead hands!!

I luv my microwave, I dont "use" it to cook, but I do use it very often for reheating, it just makes more sense than heating up my whole apartment with the stove for one tiny plate of leftovers..
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:39 PM
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I've not done it, but I won't drink tea or coffee made with water heated in the microwave. It tastes funky.
And I do believe we've had a tea kettle discussion due to that fact! LOL

I <3 my old whistling tea kettle
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:39 PM
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I will stop using my microwave when they pry it from my cold dead hands!!

I luv my microwave, I dont "use" it to cook, but I do use it very often for reheating, it just makes more sense than heating up my whole apartment with the stove for one tiny plate of leftovers..
Yep...it sure makes doing the dishes easy. I always wash my pots and pans by hand, not in the dishwasher, so it does save on that when re-heating. I know some things aren't so good re-heated, but some work out just fine for me.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:45 PM
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Yep...it sure makes doing the dishes easy. I always wash my pots and pans by hand, not in the dishwasher, so it does save on that when re-heating. I know some things aren't so good re-heated, but some work out just fine for me.
The only "dishwasher" I have is lefty and righty lol, yeah I agree some things are better reheated while other things are better left cold..

personally, a lot of italian dishes IMO tastes better eaten the next day after they are cooked and cold
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:21 PM
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Yep...it sure makes doing the dishes easy. I always wash my pots and pans by hand, not in the dishwasher, so it does save on that when re-heating. I know some things aren't so good re-heated, but some work out just fine for me.
That's why you need cast iron. Just wipe out the debris, and tada! All clean.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:28 PM
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That's why you need cast iron. Just wipe out the debris, and tada! All clean.
I have to wash mine really well with hot water. I don't use soap but I can't just let all that grease from meat and stuff sit there. I don't want that transferred to my other food. I actually hate washing the cast iron skillet the most cause it's heavy and cumbersome and I can just stick my other pots in the dishwasher.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:49 PM
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Cast iron pans run the risk of flaring up my tendonitis in my wrists, so I don't use them. I know...you're not suppose to really wash them, but I would anyhow. I just couldn't put them away in my cupboard without using hot, soapy water. I use to use them a long time ago. I'd just rub in a little clean cooking oil in them with a paper towel to keep them nice. But I just use stainless steel ones now. They're nice enough and not so heavy.
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Ours committed suicide a few months ago, and before we had it, we didn't own one for a year, so I'm fine without a microwave.
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