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microwave sterility

Postby pilvikki » 10 Nov 2010, 23:44


you know the old trick about tossing your wet dishcloth into the micro and turning it on for 2 mins to disinfect?

DON'T do same with a dish brush!

because why? as squeakie used to say.

well, because you can set the works on fire and jeeeesus, what a stink! i was doing some clean up and put the sponge into the micro, then carefully positioned the brush into the middle. i turned it on and went about my business.

about 1 min. 30 sec's later i went to check on the progress, only find 4" flames shooting up.

eek.

i opened the door and pulled out the tray, then tossed the brush handle towards the bowl of water in the sink. bad shot! it hit the middle of the two sinks and sprayed black, melted and still burning plastic all over. what's worse, i picked up the handle part - now detached from the brush part - with my bare hands! i was lucky it was barely warm, but....

wtf was i thinking anyway??!!

the fire was started by some sort adhesive used to glue the handle sections together and only a small bit of the actual plastic burned. still, what a MAROON!

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Re: microwave sterility

Postby mamie » 11 Nov 2010, 07:34

Glad you are OK. We all fall into the MAROON category occasionally - some more than others - and I've got the scars to prove it!
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby Ice.Maiden » 11 Nov 2010, 17:21

I'm also glad that you're OK hun. We all do silly things at times without thinking.
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby pilvikki » 15 Nov 2010, 22:58


yeah, and i'd be first one saying: "omg! what's the matter with you? you could have gotten yourself hurt and set the whole house on fire!" :naughty:



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Re: microwave sterility

Postby Ice.Maiden » 16 Nov 2010, 20:27

But easily done. Just glad that you're OK.
How's the inside of the microwave??
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby pilvikki » 17 Nov 2010, 00:46


how is it...?

:shifty:

i gave up after trying to scrub it clean for over an hour....

it is now a very desirable variety of grays. argh!

i'll pick up punkin's old microwave when i next go south.... she bought all steel appliances and than one didn't match...

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Re: microwave sterility

Postby Ice.Maiden » 22 Nov 2010, 11:55

Hardly ever use our microwave oven to be honest. Do you want to come over and blow it up??

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Re: microwave sterility

Postby Tomsk » 19 Dec 2010, 07:54

KEEP IT IN THE BOX UNOPENED.......don't use it.....
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby pilvikki » 27 Dec 2010, 16:19


you know, tomsk, that maybe the best way.... :think:

i use it to heat up my coffee and that's about it.
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby Ice.Maiden » 22 Jan 2011, 23:04

Just boil a kettle or milk in a pan in future hun! : )
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby pilvikki » 07 Feb 2011, 00:28


icy, i perc 2 cups of coffee at once. i drink one fresh one and the next day i micro the other cup. i drink it black, no sugar.
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby JackGriffin » 07 Feb 2011, 07:31

My Microwave Oven - has a button that y'push - gives a 5 min cycle for getting rid of nasty niffs. I would not be without mine - mainly for scrambled eggs & heating loop de loop - reheating Indian Takeaway - Fish & Chips etc. :munch:
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby Ice.Maiden » 07 Feb 2011, 16:24

Doh, Jack - that's hideous.

Vikki - well you can't beat freshly- percolated coffee, so just be careful. Don't want you having a nasty accident.
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby kg » 09 Feb 2011, 12:35


I find there are many things that a M/W is good for. Mainly its convenience, especially when you're bone tired after a day of work and just want something fast so's you can settle down on the couch and vegetate as quickly as possible.

These days they make some amazingly good T.V. dinners made to heat in the microwave. Over here we have "Marie Callender" (sp?) and "Boston Market" TV dinners, as well as entrees for a family of four that can be served with sides. You have to go through a few different brands before you find something that suites your taste, but I've done.

I don't constantly use it, except to reheat leftovers and coffee and such (oh, and the M/W makes great popcorn very quickly), but when I have such a use, it's much faster than reheating on the stove, and there's much less chance of burning a particularly thick dish on the bottom of the pan. We just couldn't be without ours (well, we could, but it'd be a heckuva lot less convenient). A lot of it is just learning what you can and can't do with one.

pilvikki wrote:i gave up after trying to scrub it clean for over an hour....

it is now a very desirable variety of grays. argh!


And smells like circuitry and wiring that got too hot, right? :P
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby pilvikki » 09 Feb 2011, 14:50


oh well, luckily my nose is hibernating again so i've no idea how it smells now... but yes, that was the aroma du jour for a while. i wanted to toss the whole thing, but silja wanted to keep it... what... for sentimental value...?
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby Tomsk » 16 Feb 2011, 20:00

slice a lemon in half ,place in oven ,turn on for 3 minutes ...Voila!
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Re: microwave sterility

Postby pilvikki » 19 Feb 2011, 23:58


thanx!

that's exactly what i'll do!

now, why didn't i think of it...?

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Re: microwave sterility

Postby Tomsk » 23 Apr 2011, 13:48

you are always welcome precious.......x
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