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  1. Snacks
    Frugal & Easy Microwave Popcorn Recipe DescriptionA cheap alternative to microwave popcorn, and much, much, healthier with none of the additives! I tried this tonight, and I can't believe how well it works. Preparation Steps:Put the unpopped corn in the brown bag. Fold the bag...
  2. General Chat
    I turned 34 this past June and my generation has always had microwaves. We had them at home and I even had one in my camper. My new apartment does not have a built in microwave and as I went to buy one I started reconsidering it. The financial cost of the machine is 1 issue, but for me the...
  3. Question and Answer
    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.
  4. General Chat
    We needed the outlet for something else and it's been disconnected for days. I suddenly realized how little I use it, primarily for making instant coffee. When it breaks down, I don't think I'll be replacing it. I could use the extra space and I won't have to buy another one.
  5. Rice dishes
    Microwave Risotto Recipe DescriptionI love risotto, but not the standing over the stove and stirring. This is a great recipe that has the microwave do most of the work. Now I can have risotto as a side dish or even an entree whenever I want. Based on a recipe by Barbara Kafka...
  6. Just Tips
    i had the same problem a few years back and i hate to throw anything away before i completely know its broken so i found out that when i took the cover off it had a fuse that you can only get an appliance store that does repair so i just took the fuse with me and had them sell me another new one...
  7. Appliances
    We need a replacement microwave. It spit out some charred material out the door a couple months ago and the cord started melting today. I don't think it is a fuse. :( What do we need to consider when getting a replacement? Thanks!
  8. Home and family challenges
    I just went to heat up my afternoon cup of joe and was shocked at the state of my microwave. So, my mini-challenge to you is get those microwaves cleaned. My method is vinegar and water in a glass bowl for 5ish minutes. The steam loosens the crud and it wipes away clean. It also helps...
  9. Appliances
    Change the fuse!They all have one , they cost any where from .99 cents to $4.00 any hardware store should have them.Saves tons of money. Here is a site that helps with it. How to Change a Microwave Fuse | eHow.com
  10. Appliances
    Ok. So it doesn't owe me anything it is over 10 years old. But I just don't want to but one just now... Not after paying nearly $800 to have the brakes done on my car (not an optional thing). So I have no free cash to speak of. So I am trying to live without one... but it is so hard. I can't...
  11. General Chat
    Has been acting up for quite sometime. So I have been watching to see if I can get one on sale for a good price, or if I can get a good condition one for second hand. I wanted a larger one like a 1.0 or 1.1 because the small one is not really any good for us. We use our microwave daily, and...
  12. Kitchen Basics
    Okay, I have just moved and I have a problem. My microwave was one of the things that was left because it didn't seem worth shipping. I figured that one of a couple things would happen: I would find one on Craig's list, I would purchase one or a family member might have an extra one for me...
  13. Vegetarian
    Microwave Brownies Recipe DescriptionMicrowave Brownies from VegWeb.com http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=6804.0 Preparation Steps: Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed:10 prep | 5 cook Ingredients:1 banana, mashed 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup olive oil...
  14. Appliances
    I've had my old faithful Samsung microwave since DD1 was a bub... I think it was late 1997 I bought it. Anyway the paint (I guess it's paint) inside has died a slow and paintful death, and now cleaning it just isn't possible without taking off more and more. I think after 12 years the plate...
  15. Question and Answer
    I warmed some smoked meat a couple weeks ago, and the microwave still smells like smoke every time we use it. The inside has been wiped clean with kitchen cleaner , which helped some, but it is still a strong noticeable smell. Any suggestions for removing the odor?
  16. Kitchen Basics
    All the recipes I have for cooking acorn squash require oven baking. I am trying to cut back on using the oven. I just wondered if any one has successfully cooked acorn squash or any thick skinned squash in the microwave?
  17. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    How would you keep a breakfast burrito warm/hot in a lunchbox if you couldn't microwave it? My ds has a job that starts at 4:00 a.m. His lunch is at 8:00 a.m. I thought I would make him some breakfast burritos for his 'lunch', but I know he would like to leave the store for his break and...
  18. Appliances
    I am all excited like a little kid. Today I will picking up a new microwave oven. The one I have is twenty years old and still running strong. The main reason I am replacing it is that the inside seems a little iffy. The inside of the door is worn and whatever covering is on it is worn out...
  19. Quilting
    http://www.soeasyheirlooms.com/RealSimpleHot%20Mitts.pdf
  20. General Chat
    He pushed the button thing that opens it so hard it broke and we cant get it opened. Dh even tried to fix it and couldnt and dh is a handy guy. I went and got another microwave as we did have the money and we do use it often but gees can you be a bit more careful??? The microwave was only 4 yrs...
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