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Kade
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(05-05-2013, 04:10 PM)
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I got into a fight over which method is superior for heating things up for a minute. Want to know what the majority of people use
Last edited by Kade; 05-05-2013 at 04:11 PM. Reason: Or press the minute button?
Man Puncher
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(05-05-2013, 04:13 PM)
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I take the gamble and hit 'sensor cook'.
soundscream
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(05-05-2013, 04:14 PM)
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1 min button
Raiden
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(05-05-2013, 04:14 PM)
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I just push something random and then wait a minute
Tesseract
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(05-05-2013, 04:14 PM)
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100
Blasty
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(05-05-2013, 04:15 PM)
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I hit the 30 second button twice.
PJV3
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(05-05-2013, 04:15 PM)
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Express button ◊3.
lowrider007
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(05-05-2013, 04:16 PM)
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I turn the dial.
grimshawish
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(05-05-2013, 04:16 PM)

Originally Posted by Raiden

I just push something random and then wait a minute

Pretty much this. If I do press 1 minute then I also press 10 seconds to stop it bleeping, I just open it around 1 minute.
ElectricBlue187
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(05-05-2013, 04:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blasty

I hit the 30 second button twice.

This. Laziness = Winning at life
PsionBolt
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(05-05-2013, 04:18 PM)
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Unless you explicitly hit "time cook" first, my microwave automatically does minutes coressponding to the button you pressed. So I just press 1.
ssowinski
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(05-05-2013, 04:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blasty

I hit the 30 second button twice.

Yep.

Heck, I still hit the 30 second button and then cancel halfway through if I only need 15 seconds.
Fuzz Rez
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(05-05-2013, 04:21 PM)
There are no buttons to press on my microwave :(
I have something similar to this (except there isn't even button for open):

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Thorakai
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(05-05-2013, 04:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blasty

I hit the 30 second button twice.

Yup.
Basileus777
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(05-05-2013, 04:24 PM)
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I hit the 1 button and it starts immediately. It's much quicker that way, enough that I'll hit 1 for anything under a minute and just stop it when it's done.
apesh1t
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(05-05-2013, 04:25 PM)
If I put in 60 seconds it automatically changes it to 1 minute
Messypandas
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(05-05-2013, 04:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Man Puncher

I take the gamble and hit 'sensor cook'.

what modern wizardry is this?
ffdgh
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(05-05-2013, 04:29 PM)
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I press the express buttons +30/1min.

I do input 9:99 for fun sometimes.
ArachosiA 78
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(05-05-2013, 04:31 PM)
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I hit 66. An extra 6 seconds won't hurt anything, and it prevents me from having to move my finger to the 0.
archnemesis
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(05-05-2013, 04:32 PM)
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My old microwave has analog controls.
Fusebox
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(05-05-2013, 04:32 PM)
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I hit the button labelled 'reheat dinner plate'.
krae_man
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(05-05-2013, 04:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blasty

I hit the 30 second button twice.

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ComputerMKII
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(05-05-2013, 04:36 PM)

Originally Posted by ArachosiA 78

I hit 66. An extra 6 seconds won't hurt anything, and it prevents me from having to move my finger to the 0.

Do you say "Execute Order 66" every time you heat up something?
Somnid
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(05-05-2013, 04:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by ArachosiA 78

I hit 66. An extra 6 seconds won't hurt anything, and it prevents me from having to move my finger to the 0.

I thought I was the only one.

1 minute? 66.
30 seconds? 33.
10 seconds? 11.

It works so well but if there are dedicated buttons I used those.
WeaponKnight
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(05-05-2013, 04:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Basileus777

I hit the 1 button and it starts immediately. It's much quicker that way, enough that I'll hit 1 for anything under a minute and just stop it when it's done.

This. It adds 1 minute to the timer if on and turns it on if it's off.
Schadenfreude
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(05-05-2013, 04:39 PM)
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My microwave is one of those annoying ones that pressing any number on the thing causes the timer to be set for that amount of minutes. So I can just press one and the thing will automatically start cooking one minute. It's pretty convenient, but then when I have to use a time that's not in exact minutes it can be annoying.
‹bermatik
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(05-05-2013, 04:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by ArachosiA 78

I hit 66. An extra 6 seconds won't hurt anything, and it prevents me from having to move my finger to the 0.

I hit 666 then sacrifice a virgin as my food burns.
winjet81
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(05-05-2013, 04:41 PM)

Originally Posted by Somnid

I thought I was the only one.

1 minute? 66.
30 seconds? 33.
10 seconds? 11.

It works so well but if there are dedicated buttons I used those.

exactly what I do.

Re-heat a cup of coffee? 55.
Re-heat a plate of food? 222.
seanoff
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(05-05-2013, 04:42 PM)
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on mine i hit start.

that defaults to 1 min. if it needs more i hit start again.
akira28
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(05-05-2013, 04:42 PM)
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most microwaves default to minute measurements once you go over a minute. I don't think many people would bother to put in 60 seconds since hitting 1 automatically starts the minute counter on many modern microwaves.

The lowest I can set is 30 seconds.
Toppot
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(05-05-2013, 04:45 PM)
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I turn the dial to 1 (minute).
qazqaNii
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(05-05-2013, 04:45 PM)
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I hit 1 0 0 to get 1 minute.. True story.
Richfield
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(05-05-2013, 04:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by seanoff

on mine i hit start.

that defaults to 1 min. if it needs more i hit start again.

Yep, start for the win.
MThanded
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(05-05-2013, 04:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blasty

I hit the 30 second button twice.

This is the only way. Otherwise you have to hit more than 2 buttons.
SolidusDave
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(05-05-2013, 04:47 PM)
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Dial > buttons
PrivateWHudson
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(05-05-2013, 04:48 PM)
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Anyone do away with the microwave all together? We had the kitchen remodeled, and the only place for the microwave was on the counter. The one we have now is too big for the space and I'm putting off buying a new one. Is it possible to live microwave free?
RSP
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(05-05-2013, 04:50 PM)
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I select power and time accurately.

I need my Bapao perfect.
Ty4on
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(05-05-2013, 04:51 PM)
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I just press the start button a couple of times (30s for each) and only dial in when going over the max (2:30). With my dial operated microwave at my own place I rarely use the timer much and instead check temps with this.
krameriffic
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(05-05-2013, 04:54 PM)
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This sounds like the plot of a Seinfeld episode.
adamsappel
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(05-05-2013, 04:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by ArachosiA 78

I hit 66. An extra 6 seconds won't hurt anything, and it prevents me from having to move my finger to the 0.

I'm a big fan of the double-number, also.

Originally Posted by PrivateWHudson

Anyone do away with the microwave all together? We had the kitchen remodeled, and the only place for the microwave was on the counter. The one we have now is too big for the space and I'm putting off buying a new one. Is it possible to live microwave free?

Twenty years ago, my stepmother was afraid of microwave ovens and thought they were dangerous, so we didn't have one. Life sucked. Having to reheat liquids on the stove is awful. I do use the stove to reheat a meal, however; it just tastes better, and pepper seems to have a bad reaction in microwaves.
PhoncipleBone
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(05-05-2013, 04:55 PM)
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It depends on the microwave. The one at home will go for however many minutes you press. So if I hit the 2, it goes for 2 minutes. But the one at work has no such function, so I have to hit "time cook" and enter the time.

Also, I always go for arbitrary times, like 1:15. But I always enter it like that, not 75 seconds.
Syroc
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(05-05-2013, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by PrivateWHudson

Anyone do away with the microwave all together? We had the kitchen remodeled, and the only place for the microwave was on the counter. The one we have now is too big for the space and I'm putting off buying a new one. Is it possible to live microwave free?

Yes, easily. You can re-heat food in a pan or in the oven just as easily. Never understood why people bought microwaves to be honest. Anything you can do with a microwave you can probably do with one of the other appliances in your kitchen.
Sixfortyfive
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(05-05-2013, 04:59 PM)
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60, but only because I don't have a one-button way to do one minute on mine.

I may take up 66 now. Good thinkin', GAF.
PhoncipleBone
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(05-05-2013, 05:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Syroc

Yes, easily. You can re-heat food in a pan or in the oven just as easily. Never understood why people bought microwaves to be honest. Anything you can do with a microwave you can probably do with one of the other appliances in your kitchen.

But not as lazily.
‹bermatik
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(05-05-2013, 05:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolidusDave

Dial > buttons

Yeah, wtf is all this button talk. I have a dial that I just twist up to 60 seconds.
PrivateWHudson
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(05-05-2013, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by adamsappel

I'm a big fan of the double-number, also.



Twenty years ago, my stepmother was afraid of microwave ovens and thought they were dangerous, so we didn't have one. Life sucked. Having to reheat liquids on the stove is awful. I do use the stove to reheat a meal, however; it just tastes better, and pepper seems to have a bad reaction in microwaves.

Yeah, the stovetop reheat tastes much better. I just have to convince my wife that we don't have to be lazy.
ironichaos
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(05-05-2013, 05:52 PM)
I press Popcorn.
Alucrid
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(05-05-2013, 05:53 PM)
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well the microwave i have has the setting where you push a number and it goes for that many minutes. if you wanted to do 60 seconds you'd have to push a button to manually set the time. so 1 min
WascallyWabbit
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(05-05-2013, 05:54 PM)
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66 seconds.

I am too lazy to reach for that zero
MikeDip
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(05-05-2013, 05:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Somnid

I thought I was the only one.

1 minute? 66.
30 seconds? 33.
10 seconds? 11.

It works so well but if there are dedicated buttons I used those.

I do the same, except for 1 minute I do 1:11. Your way is less buttons though...

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