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Re: Microwaveless

Postby Metroid » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:39 pm

dream_017 wrote:
Metroid wrote:I saw this thread a few weeks ago and decided to track my microwave usage. What I've discovered is that in 3 weeks I've used my microwave for warming up a cup of coffee a that had cooled and to make popcorn twice. That's it. Really, those 3 usages in 3 weeks make it totally worth it to me. I'm not going to reheat my coffee in the oven, and I'm too lazy to make popcorn on the stove top. Haha.

Heat it on the stove , not in the oven ;-)

I have a hot air popper for popcorn - melt the butter on the stove ;-D

I've actually been wanting to get an air popper for some time now...but the laziness comes into play there as well. Haha. Speaking of popcorn..... :-B
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Re: Microwaveless

Postby dream_017 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:39 am

Passed my biggest test yet last night - BACON!!

This was really my only hurdle and we passed with flying colors. Cooked it on the stovetop and had minimal mess and it turned out very tasty ;-D

So, with that I can officially say that I am microwave-free.
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Postby scottaa1 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:19 am

Bacon for dinner? That's my kind of menu ;-D
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Postby joejlitz » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:41 pm

scottaa1 wrote:Bacon for dinner? That's my kind of menu ;-D

Speaking of bacon, I've always been an Oscar Meyer bacon kind of guy, but I was recently introduced to Hormel and it is so freaking good.
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Re: Microwaveless

Postby dream_017 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:16 pm

scottaa1 wrote:Bacon for dinner? That's my kind of menu ;-D

O:-)

We made nachos for dinner and I like bacon on my nachos :-B
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Postby scottaa1 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:17 pm

nachos for dinner? that's my kind of menu ;-D


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Re: Microwaveless

Postby scottaa1 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:19 pm

dream_017 wrote:Passed my biggest test yet last night - BACON!!

This was really my only hurdle and we passed with flying colors. Cooked it on the stovetop and had minimal mess and it turned out very tasty ;-D

So, with that I can officially say that I am microwave-free.


I've never microwaved bacon. I cook it on the stove over VERY low heat for a long time, with a splash guard over the skillet to keep things clean. Cooking low and slow renders out as much fat as possible without burning it and produces the most crispy bacon. I don't like it chewy at all.
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Re: Microwaveless

Postby dream_017 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:12 am

scottaa1 wrote:
dream_017 wrote:Passed my biggest test yet last night - BACON!!

This was really my only hurdle and we passed with flying colors. Cooked it on the stovetop and had minimal mess and it turned out very tasty ;-D

So, with that I can officially say that I am microwave-free.


I've never microwaved bacon. I cook it on the stove over VERY low heat for a long time, with a splash guard over the skillet to keep things clean. Cooking low and slow renders out as much fat as possible without burning it and produces the most crispy bacon. I don't like it chewy at all.

I like it nice and crispy too and found that in the microwave it always cooked it very good with little mess and I always had nice strips.
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Re: Microwaveless

Postby joejlitz » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:11 pm

scottaa1 wrote:
dream_017 wrote:Passed my biggest test yet last night - BACON!!

This was really my only hurdle and we passed with flying colors. Cooked it on the stovetop and had minimal mess and it turned out very tasty ;-D

So, with that I can officially say that I am microwave-free.


I've never microwaved bacon. I cook it on the stove over VERY low heat for a long time, with a splash guard over the skillet to keep things clean. Cooking low and slow renders out as much fat as possible without burning it and produces the most crispy bacon. I don't like it chewy at all.

Like 15 minutes long? or longer?
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Re: Microwaveless

Postby scottaa1 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:12 pm

joejlitz wrote:Like 15 minutes long? or longer?


Closer to 30, longer if it's thick sliced and/or I decide to double layer it. As I said very low heat It's not a good way to do things if in a hurry. It's the best way to make bacon for a BLT or club sandwich, hands down.
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