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    Okay, phew.

    We have a microwave too and I use it for a lot of simple things, but not for actual cooking. I have softening butter for baking down to a science for those days when I forget to take it out in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I do use my microwave often. I do not however, stand directly in front of it while using it.
    Lol, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommytoMR.FACE View Post
    Lol, why?
    I am sure it is an old wives tale, but my mother used to always say not to stand in front of it because of the radiation. I also have read not to stand in front of a microwave if you are pregnant. I do not know if there is any basis at all, but it never hurts anything to step out of the way.

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    Ohh okay I wasn't even thinking about the radiation. There's radiation all around us everyday, especially our cell phones... I guess I just don't think about it since there's no way to get away from it. Even bananas have a minuscule amount of radiation

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I didn't know anyone used a microwave to actually COOK food. Like, people put a chicken in there or something?
    I do know people that cook microwave meals.. is that food? some of the meals especially the organic ones you have to cook for quite a long time.. also skinless boneless chicken breast, chicken patties, vegetarian burger patties, sausages, etc for meat.

    So yes.. people put a chicken in there... lol.. sorry just sounded a bit snarky and rude on this end,,, maybe you didn't mean it that way?.. of course they do not put a whole chix in microwave..
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    We have a small microwave and we used it occasionally. We never cook anything in it. I think i can list the things we use it for on one hand

    Reheating a cup of coffee
    Reheating some leftovers. Things like pizza i don't reheat in the microwave oven because I think it turns out much better reheated in the regular oven. Something like pasta casserole, i definitely do in the microwave.
    Speeding up the process of softening butter or melting it
    Reheating refrigerated spaghetti sauce, just to take the chill out of it.

    I really think thats it.

    Does over use of the microwave concern me? I don't know...i think kind of, but I don't really feel like there is definitive proof that its going to kill anyone, i'm going more on my gut than anything else that its just something I'd like to avoid doing a lot.

    I don't care for the way the blog post was written. I wouldn't take advice from that woman LOL

    Edited to change the word article to blog post, because it definitely is not an article

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    Saw this today and it made me think of this debate:

    7 Unusual Uses for Your Microwave | Spoon University | The Daily Meal
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    Kind of OT, but has anyone tried the method of baking boiled eggs in the oven instead of boiling them? It has been all over FB and I was going to try it for Easter eggs this year but I was just curious if anyone else has tried it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Kind of OT, but has anyone tried the method of baking boiled eggs in the oven instead of boiling them? It has been all over FB and I was going to try it for Easter eggs this year but I was just curious if anyone else has tried it yet.
    No but I had friends that did and they exploded.
    I do mine boiled.
    Poke holes in the egg on the flatter end
    Put in the water.. cold.
    Bring to a hard Boil.
    Turn to low and cook 18 minutes
    Dump out hot water and put in cold water.

    These make the easiest shelling eggs I have found.
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