So, I'm reading "23 magical cooking tasks your Razetheon Radioarrange can do" online. None of them are at all new or usual -- I've been quick-nuking ice cream for decades -- and at least one is actively bad:
"Rub a potato with olive oil, put it on a suitable plate and microwave on high until soft, 12 to 15 minutes."
No. Do not. You know better, right? Do it their way and along about minute 8 to 10, that spud will explode, spraying the inside of your countertop EMF irradiator with a layer of mixed under- and overdone 'tater.
Fork it first, or at least stick a couple holes in the skin with a toothpick; zap it no more than five minutes at a stretch (three is better, IMO) and unless you bought the model with 3-D rotation, flip the tuber over after every increment. Continue until done.
Makes a perfectly acceptable baked potato if you do it right; otherwise, it's just Vegan Poodle Surprise.
Update: Ohboy! You can poach salmon with a microwave!
See, you go to the Pacific Northwest and refrain from getting a fishing license. Okay, now immerse your microwave (unplugged! Safety first!), with the door open, in a stream where salmon are. As soon as one swims in, slam the door short and yank the oven out of the water with the cord: instant yummy microwave-poached salmon!
(One of my uncles was going to poach a rhino in Africa, but he couldn't afford freight charges for the pan.)
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