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    Microwave incident

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    Kind of coffee related, but also kind of off topic. My partner put half a latte she'd been sitting on for a little top long in our microwave and forgot about it. Long story short, we can only guess the 10 min button was pressed a few times instead of the 10 sec button... ensuing results was a lot of smoke and this little volcano experiment left at the end. Amazingly, all cleaned up pretty well, other than the burnt smell that is still flushing through the microwave's exhaust system...
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    the only thing I was thinking about was "hey i've got that same microwave!"
    I had a laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemoo View Post
    the only thing I was thinking about was "hey i've got that same microwave!"
    I had a laugh
    Haha. Does the job. I love innovation. Thi one is all of about a month old and was a warranty replacement, as my previous unit had stopped opening :-/

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    Nasty!

    I don't think dehydrated latte is going to take off.
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    I'm afraid it already has. Google instant/powdered latte and see all the hits from the hundreds of millions (Billions?) of dollars a year market. :\


    Java "Powdered what?!?" phile
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    Does any microwave turn itself off when it detects something is burning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamount View Post
    Does any microwave turn itself off when it detects something is burning?
    Not sure... this one doesn't. :-p

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    I have a 'side of road find' convection/microwave.
    It has the sensor reheat function (that most have). It doesnt work.....but if it did.
    It senses the steam issued from the reheated and turns off. It does this with 2 metallic strips and measures the when steam moves between them.

    Its suggested to double clingwrap the reciever in order for it to give a good 'puff' of steam when its hot.

    So, try that. Double tarp and use sensor reheat.

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    I am never giving up this convection/microwave. It is so good. Will do pork crackle and all. Even sponge cakes

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    My worst microwave incident.... a long time ago, a friend was a bit of a mad scientist and wanted to make some smoke bombs during schoolies week. He had a large capacity of potassium nitrate that he had left on the balcony, in the rain. Decided to dry it by microwave. Don’t try this at home. Blinding flash of light and instant smoke so thick you couldn’t see your hand. If it had happened today he probably would be on a terrorist watch list.

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    Must've been something else in there, KNO3 doesn't burn on its own, suppose it might have set the container on fire. Back in my younger years I may or may not have baked large quantities of "pyrocandy" in a kitchen oven on occasion...

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    Back in 1977 my wife and I were the first people we knew with a microwave. Friends and family would come around to see the cheese melt on the cracker biscuits.

    Aaah... life in the '70s

    Gonzo
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