Agree. I tried doing baked potato in the microwave and couldn't get it right.I don’t have a microwave and to be honest I don’t imagine ever needing one. I know it takes an age to cook a baked potato in a normal oven but god they taste good!
Definitely.Agree. I tried doing baked potato in the microwave and couldn't get it right.
And don't you find the oven method makes your home smell nice!!
I'd have to be starving before I had a microwaved baked potato: the people in my area who pay £3.50 and more for such a thing from a local van at lunchtimes must be mad! Even a croissant warmed in one tastes greasy too.Definitely.
I’ve just got a new oven (and new kitchen) too, and it’s an absolute treat not having the one that I previously had where I had to wedge the door shut with a fire extinguisher.
Putting a microwave in somewhere didn’t even occur to me though because although I have used them in the past I just prefer the taste of things cooked properly.
Just disconnected the dishwasher, totally wrecked after 7 years by super hard Severn Trent water despite all those water softening additives. Quicker, easier and quieter to wash up the old fashioned way, plus I get an extra cupboard in the kitchen.I wonder if there is any correlation between people owning microwaves and dishwashers?
I hope she's not reading the forumNever been without a dishwasher since 1971!
Haha, guess it might read that way, but I'm married to an original feminist who isn't aware of what an iron looks like, and has never used a Brillo pad in her life. I'm no great enthusiast for either, but needs must sometimes where I'm concerned. Dishwashers have the great virtue of making the washing up disappear overnight, even if it hasn't been turned on. That 1971 dishwasher, the then cheapest on the market at £125 (a small fortune) was a basic Indesit and the best, most reliable dishwasher we've ever had, and easily repairable. Now, on the other hand ......Baked potatoes are definitely far superior from a conventional oven, but I tend to cook them for a short period of time in the microwave and then finish them off in the oven.
My microwave sees a fair bit of use. If I'm having something like a tin of soup, I just pour the contents into a bowl and zap it for a couple of minutes. It's quicker than doing it on the hob, and there isn't a pot to wash afterwards. I also tend to batch-cook meals like curries, spag bol, chilli etc. and freeze them in plastic tubs.
While I do prefer to cook a meal "properly", there are times when I really can't be bothered, and a tub of "freezer surprise" (I always forget to label stuff) is ready in a few minutes.
I hope she's not reading the forum
As Gus said they're very useful for reheating leftovers, which is where ours sees most use. There's one at my work which is similarly useful.
For something like a cake, it's also easy to put the mixing bowl in the microwave to melt the butter, rather than having to use another small pan (and wash it up!)
Someone else mentioned this above. Why do you think they are unhealthy?I am not sure that they are that healthy.
Baked potatoes are definitely far superior from a conventional oven, but I tend to cook them for a short period of time in the microwave and then finish them off in the oven.