Talk:Microwave oven

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Mobile phone battery charging[edit]

Placing a flat battery (of any sort, but typically mobilephone Lithium Polymer types) does not charge the battery when the oven is operating.. It may produce an explosion and may cuase damage to the device or personal injury. Placing an electrical/electronic device in the microwave containing a discharged (flat) battery of any sort does not recharge the battey within the unit. Not only is it utterly stupid, but will destroy the internal electronics of the device. Source: (expired thread), (various chatrooms being trolled)

What model is the microwave with the rack shown[edit]

What model is it? (Preceding unsigned comment added by User:

It's a Whirlpool something or other. Image was uploaded by User:Nerd65536 but he doesn't seem to have been around since February. Still, if you leave a message on his talk page he still might see it. Also, please sign your posts, using four tildes. Moriori (talk) 21:54, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
Whirlpool Model MH7140XFQ-0 Manufactured March 1999. Nerd65536 (talk) 15:16, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

It self destructed — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:5B0:2AFF:2EF0:0:0:0:3E (talk) 22:55, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

What whirlpool model is it[edit]

What whirlpool model? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:03, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Whirlpool Model MH7140XFQ-0 Manufactured March 1999. Nerd65536 (talk) 15:17, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Microwaves can be used for *cooking* many foods, not just for reheating.[edit]

I'd suggest adding the bolded words (see below) that I've added to the 3rd paragraph of this Microwave Oven article, since microwave ovens can certainly cook foods besides vegetables. Unfortunately, many people think of microwave ovens as only for reheating since that's all they've usually heard or seen in their own personal lives. It's definitely not true however.
The comments about what "professional cooks" tend to do by choice is okay although even they are beginning to use microwave ovens more and more (obviously not including the expert in molecular gastronomy cited as [1] with those sentences). It's still important to talk about what home cooks do, and can do, in a fact-based article (whether those home cooks are highly experienced and exploratory or just regular home cooks).

Microwave ovens are popular for reheating previously cooked foods and cooking vegetables. , but they are also used to cook foods and especially those like vegetables, fruits, fish, chicken, cakes/muffins, etc. They are also useful for rapid heating of otherwise slowly prepared cooking items, such as hot butter, fats, and chocolate. Unlike conventional ovens, microwave ovens usually do not directly brown or caramelize food, since they rarely attain the necessary temperatures to produce Maillard reactions. Exceptions occur in rare cases where the oven is used to heat frying-oil and other very oily items (such as bacon), which attain far higher temperatures than that of boiling water.
The boiling-range temperatures produced in high-water-content foods give microwave ovens a limited role in professional cooking,[1] since it usually makes them unsuitable for achievement of culinary effects where the flavors produced by the higher temperatures of frying, browning, or baking are needed. However, additional heat sources can be added to microwave ovens, or into combination microwave ovens, to produce these other heating effects, and microwave heating may cut the overall time needed to prepare such dishes.

--Dianeglassattic (talk) 23:02, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Burned fingers[edit]

Guess I should by now know better than to interfere in contentious editing, but I did so thinking I was helping Wikipedia. Mistake. I made this edit but was reverted with this edit with the edit summary saying diminish means "to reduce in quantity". You could have fooled a lot of dictionaries.

But that's not the major rub. The version reverted to atrocious grammar. It has plural "boiling-range temperatures" which progress to "it impedes flavors", and for some obscure reason tacked on the end of the sentence is "or baking are needed" which doesn't appear relevant to anything. Maybe the article should be unlocked to let some fresh editors in. Moriori (talk) 00:54, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Oh good. I see someone has fixed the problem. Tks. Moriori (talk) 08:21, 15 April 2015 (UTC)