1. Post #1
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    Now that I have successfully mastered the art of cooking frozen storebought pizzas in a microwave I want to try something else that's a little harder.
    For the task I bought Cave Johnson's 1971 Armana Radarange microwave for $20.



    The place I work sells massive trays of seasoned but uncooked chicken wings and drumsticks. Instead of using the oven I want to cook them in the microwave.
    The problem is that again I'll run into the issue where the food does not brown (or in the case of the pizza dough, it does not properly cook). I'm not sure how to sounter that issue with foods such as Chicken where the meat will cook but will not brown.
    I also do not know how long I should leave the chicken in. For a large pizza I left it for 18 minutes and it was good.
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    why?
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    I would assume "low" heat for prolonged time to cook it through, but I fear the result might not be very good. and I don't see how you will get the meat to "brown" unless it has a grill function.

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    I want to see if it's possible to cook chicken in a microwave.
    There is no low heat settings. It's permanently set to max power which is I think is 1600 watts.

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    i recommend that you buy this book.

    http://www.microwavecookingforone.com/

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    I want to see if it's possible to cook chicken in a microwave.
    There is no low heat settings. It's permanently set to max power which is I think is 1600 watts.
    well i can save you the effort - it is possible - that's not to say it'll be very nice though.

    if you do decide to do it, use a meat thermometer to check it's actually cooked through.

    but why not just use a normal oven

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    i recommend that you buy this book.

    http://www.microwavecookingforone.com/
    I already own Susan Calder's revised book on microwave cooking. It lists how to cook EVERYTHING but minimalist meals. The entire Poultry chapter assumes you are also mixing with various sauces and spices, not cooking with Shake N' Bake.

    I can't use the oven because the roommates used it so much cooking pizzas they burned the bottom element out. I'm waiting for the landlord to give me a replacement to install.

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    I already own Susan Calder's revised book on microwave cooking. It lists how to cook EVERYTHING but minimalist meals. The entire Poultry chapter assumes you are also mixing with various sauces and spices, not cooking with Shake N' Bake.

    I can't use the oven because the roommates used it so much cooking pizzas they burned the bottom element out. I'm waiting for the landlord to give me a replacement to install.
    Do you have that browning utensil? I'd never heard of it until I saw that video for microwave cooking for one, but it looks like it would be useful for your experiment.

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    Afaik you shouldn't cook raw meat in microwaves. Food safety bro
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    Do you have that browning utensil? I'd never heard of it until I saw that video for microwave cooking for one, but it looks like it would be useful for your experiment.
    The answer is no.

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    Of course you can cook chicken in a microwave, you can cook bacon as well (its actually a well kept restaurant secret that they occasionally microwave their bacon).

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    Afaik you shouldn't cook raw meat in microwaves. Food safety bro
    what? that's a silly thing to say.

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    Afaik you shouldn't cook raw meat in microwaves. Food safety bro
    Cooked is cooked.
    As long as something is cooked completely, it's safe. Microwaves are arguably safer, as they are better at cooking through thoroughly.

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    Afaik you shouldn't cook raw meat in microwaves. Food safety bro
    The microwaves cause the water molecules to vibrate so violently, the cause immense friction between each other.
    Shit does not survive that, unless you microwave the food for like 5 seconds.
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    Friction burn!

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    I don't even trust a frypan with my chicken. Seeing the slightest of red in chicken I'm eating gives me a heart attack.

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    Shit. I totally forgot about this thread.

    Well, it worked however there are a few things that need to change.

    Anyways:





    Time: 30 minutes (29 + 1)


    Result:



    They were in too long. Almost all the mosifture was cooked out of them and they shrunk not to mention they hardened into leather after a few minutes.
    Some work has to be done in how long they can be in there. Hopefully that will fix things.

    Edit: 15 minutes was absolutely perfect.
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    Shit. I totally forgot about this thread.

    Well, it worked however there are a few things that need to change.

    Anyways:





    Time: 30 minutes (29 + 1)


    Result:



    They were in too long. Almost all the mosifture was cooked out of them and they shrunk not to mention they hardened into leather after a few minutes.
    Some work has to be done in how long they can be in there. Hopefully that will fix things.

    Edit: 15 minutes was absolutely perfect.
    alternatively you could just pan fry them and they'd be awesome

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    alternatively you could just pan fry them and they'd be awesome
    Too old fashioned. That had to be done using the marvels of modern science.
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    Yes.

    After multiple tests the best cook time is 15 minutes.



    It's totally cender, completely cooked and it will not dry out/go crunchy.
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    You should put paper towel or something on the plate so they aren't swimming in grease at the end of it.
    Unless you like that.
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    The chicken after cooking is put onto another plate which has paper towel. The Microwave plate is technically a cooking utensil as it gets really hot like a browning dish.
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    Here's a challenge: now do steak.

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    Here's a challenge: now do steak.
    a whole turkey
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    Here's a challenge: now do steak.
    I've had to do this once.

    Gotta say, it fucking sucked.

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    Buy a microwave with a grill function.

  27. Post #27
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    Buy a microwave with a grill function.
    I almost got one off the side of the road but a hobo stole the transformer for the copper.
    I took the magnetron anyways to replace the one in my Brainwave II which was getting weak.