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    Default microwave uses

    Other than the typical reheating of leftovers or coffee or for popcorn, how else do you use your microwave?

    One way I use it is to make potatoes or sweet potatoes if I'm too rushed to bake then in the oven.

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    About the only thing I use my microwave 4, is the timer. Lol

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    My microwave is large enough for me to cook a meatloaf, fresh salmon or fresh trout, dressing, or just about anything I choose to cook in there.

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    Boiling water rather than putting a pan on the stove

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    I cook potatoes and sweet potatoes. I use the defrost a lot because I don't always take things out of the freezer in time.

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    I cook and defrost with my microwave. In the summer it really helps to keep the kitchen cool.

    I also use the microwave to disinfect sponges. I have seen people dye wool in the microwave.

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    I use my microwave to cook cream pie filling and pudding
    mix in when making banana pudding or coconut pie or chocklate pie lot better then standing over a hot stove, i use it for lots of cooking and when i have left overs i put a plate food in and warm it up,make home made mac & cheese in microwave just few of the things i use it for.

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    Just potatoes, or the wife's heating bean bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mndtrp View Post
    Just potatoes, or the wife's heating bean bag.
    ditto, plus an occasional plate of nachos

    I'd get rid of it if it wasn't for that bean bag.

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    melt butter, melt choc chips, reheat LO's, boil h2o, ditto bake potatoes, cook bacon, scramble an egg, cook cookie dough-then put ice cream on top, muffin mix-keep turning in small bowl, cook my old fashion oatmeal, cook frozen gr turkey or hamburger-then use chopper to break up, heat canned soups, make gr bean casserole, chicken & dressing (boxed dressing & can of chicken), used to warm up baby bottles-shake & test b4 giving to baby-about 7 sec if I remember correctly, warm up rolls, I know there's more ...use it every day, several x's a day, couldn't live without it.... &, & use it in the RV

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    Since they are questioning microwave safety with many container products, I have been using mine less and less and going back to more conventional ways of reheating.

    Foods taste better the conventional way and we are less likely to snack.

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    I use my microwave for thawing meats when I've forgotten to take something out for dinner, for cooking potatoes or sweet potatoes, and also for cooking fresh asparagus (only 3 minutes!). I like pan popped popcorn better than microwave, so it almost never gets used for that. But, of course, it gets frequent use for reheating leftovers.

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    I use our microwave tons.

    -I steam sterilize my twins' bottles and my pump parts.
    -I use those steam bags to cook one bag meals for nights when I'm too tired to cook. It's much cheaper than getting fast food.

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    I had heard it makes a great dough proofer.

    Put a cup of steaming water inside the microwave with your bread dough and it will help it to rise

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    Thawing frozen foods, baking potatoes, keeping broth hot for risotto, dehydrating herbs/spices. Stopped using it to heat water, except in
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