How Should We Use This Microwave?

How Should We Use This Microwave?

Emily Han
Aug 17, 2009

Our household received this microwave to test for The Kitchn's sister site, Unplggd. The thing is, we have never owned a microwave and are at a loss for what to do with it! (Ahh, the effect of growing up with a staunchly anti-microwave mother.)

So far, we have used the Panasonic microwave to melt butter and defrost a frozen burrito. We suppose we could get some microwave popcorn, and we are excited to finally try out that DIY Potato Chips recipe ... but we're sure there must be some other cool, time-saving kitchen tricks to enjoy while we have this microwave. We dug through The Kitchn archives for some ideas and would like to hear more!

What would you suggest? Do you have any favorite microwave uses or recipes? Is there anything we simply must test or that generally doesn't work well with a microwave?

From The Kitchn archives:
Dorm Living: How To Cook Eggs in the Microwave
How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave
Kitchen Tip: Sanitizing Sponges in the Microwave
Recipe Recommendation: DIY Potato the Microwave
Time-Saving Tip: Microwave Your Corn on the Cob
Tip: How To Warm Bread In the Microwave
Tip: Proof Bread Dough in the Microwave

(Panasonic NN-SD688S Prestige Image: Gregory Han)

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