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    Bought a microwave

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    Bought a microwave to thaw food from a freezer I was given. It was reduced from 79.99 to 29.99, then I used my nectar points (Argos shop) and got it for 12.00.

    Now I need to find what to do with it - other than simply thaw food!

    Anyone here use one? Any tips? I was wondering how well it cooks, for example, sweet potato? Butternut squash?

    I don't intend to use it for most cooking - roasts will be done in the oven as always, most veg steamed or boiled (unless I find that the m/w does them well) and stocks etc in the slowcooker.

    Any advice (other than "throw it out"!) most welcome.

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    I cook potatoes in mine, heat up leftovers, steam vegetables, sometimes make eggs etc. I actually use the microwave alot.
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    You can microwave bacon at about a minute per stick. Be sure to put a paper towel over and under.
    I hate waiting for bacon, haha.

    It cooks acorn squash pretty well too!
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    BEST EVER for re-heating leftovers & coffee.

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    I find there's no better way to cook veggies. You lose no flavour to cooking water (you need add no water - just chop, put in a covered glass dish and nuke). Carrots are unbelievable this way, but you can do brocolli, cauli, fennel, anything really. Well not cabbage. At least I don't think so. Best way to cook veg IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racingsnake View Post
    I find there's no better way to cook veggies. You lose no flavour to cooking water (you need add no water - just chop, put in a covered glass dish and nuke). Carrots are unbelievable this way, but you can do brocolli, cauli, fennel, anything really. Well not cabbage. At least I don't think so. Best way to cook veg IMO.
    Cooked red cabbage with goat butter in the micro today for lunch. Amazing.
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    You can do sweet potato in a microwave just like regular spuds - including starting it off in the microwave and finishing it in the oven.

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    Brilliant! Thanks for the ideas. Bacon - Yum!

    Might be a good way to cook kippered herring too - or would the inside of the microwave smell bad for days?!

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    Ooh, just remembered - beetroot. Fresh beetroot microwaved is a veggie experience from heaven.

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    I LOVE beetroot! How long does it take? ~Does it need water? Do you skin it first or not?

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