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Old 09-20-2018, 02:48 PM
 
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As you could expect, I have some spaghetti and Chicken Parm in a plate. I just put it in the microwave for two minutes express setting, now the microwave is beeping at me, while I read how to "sprout" seeds for my birdies and relax from my swim.


Cooking experts, is this the optimal amount of time?


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Old 09-21-2018, 08:08 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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.......... I have some spaghetti and Chicken Parm in a plate. I just put it in the microwave ...........Cooking experts, is this the optimal amount of time?...........
Absolutely the best amount of time is until it is warmed through but not dried out.

Take that out, see if it is hot, and if it is not, put it back in for another minute.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I'd mv it on 70-80 power just to get to very warm but not recooked stage.

Try 45 sec, check, then again if needed. It varies according to power of your mv.
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Cut the chicken into pieces first. A chunk of chicken and spaghetti don't reheat in the same amount of time. You don't want overcooked noodles and tepid meat.

I reheat at about 50% power.
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Long Island,NY
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My microwave has recently become more of a bread box than a heating device. Bread stays mold free for ages in it. I find we use the MW for defrosting frozen rolls and bagels or heating up soups. That's it. I have found that reheating food is better done on the stovetop in a covered vessel using low heat. Aluminum foil substitutes for a cover especially if it was a leftover wrapped in it. Less to clean. Everything heats evenly and never dries out. Especially good for pizza or anything wrapped in dough.
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:42 AM
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My microwave has recently become more of a bread box than a heating device. Bread stays mold free for ages in it. I find we use the MW for defrosting frozen rolls and bagels or heating up soups. That's it. I have found that reheating food is better done on the stovetop in a covered vessel using low heat. Aluminum foil substitutes for a cover especially if it was a leftover wrapped in it. Less to clean. Everything heats evenly and never dries out. Especially good for pizza or anything wrapped in dough.
For some things, a regular or toaster oven is best. Especially pizza. reheating pizza in a microwave ruins it.
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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For some things, a regular or toaster oven is best. Especially pizza. reheating pizza in a microwave ruins it.
This can be solved by a convection microwave oven. Crispy food in microwave time.
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:29 PM
 
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I find that the optimal amount of time to microwave anything is either 30 seconds more or 30 seconds less than the time I actually chose. I do not recall ever having chosen just the right amount of time on the first try.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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For some things, a regular or toaster oven is best. Especially pizza. reheating pizza in a microwave ruins it.
When I buy take-out pizza I have them not cut it, then reheat for about 5 minutes in a 450 degree oven. This obviously is not Chicago style.
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:31 AM
 
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When I buy take-out pizza I have them not cut it, then reheat for about 5 minutes in a 450 degree oven. This obviously is not Chicago style.
I reheat take-out pizza in a skillet on the stovetop. Really works well, especially if you only have a couple of pieces and donít want to heat up the oven.
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