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Old 11-03-2018, 02:48 PM
 
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I have a large plastic bowl of spaghetti. I want to eat it, but it is cold.


Mom's not home, so. How long do I heat it up for?


I do have a microwave. it is a.. Let me look, it is a "GE Sensor Microwave Oven DE68-00307A"

 
Old 11-03-2018, 04:06 PM
 
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I would put it in a microwavable bowl (it's not good to heat food in some plastics). Then put it in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir, and microwave for another minute. If it's not warm enough, keep trying at 30 second intervals until it's as warm as you want it.
 
Old 11-03-2018, 04:39 PM
 
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I have a large plastic bowl of spaghetti. I want to eat it, but it is cold.


Mom's not home, so. How long do I heat it up for?

Personally, I would boil water and drop it in for a minute or two assuming that the spaghetti was been cooked. That is the way a lot of restaurants cook it.
 
Old 11-03-2018, 04:48 PM
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Personally, I would boil water and drop it in for a minute or two assuming that the spaghetti was been cooked. That is the way a lot of restaurants cook it.
^^ this as long as it does not already have sauce added to it. If it does have a sauce I would add a small amount of water (maybe a teaspoon per serving) and heat it in the microwave as noted in previous post.
 
Old 11-03-2018, 05:08 PM
 
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Yes... Something about how the water makes steam and makes it all nice?
 
Old 11-03-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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2-3 minutes in the microwave. Is this s serious question? LOL
 
Old 11-03-2018, 07:36 PM
 
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First, allow the spaghetti you want to reheat to come to room temperature.


If it has sauce on it already, heat a saute pan (medium to medium high) and put some olive oil (a tablespoon or two) into the hot pan, then put in whatever amount of the leftover spaghetti you plan to eat and heat it until it reaches the temperature you consider suitable for eating. Toss the spaghetti with tongs or fork while it is heating.


If it does not have sauce on it already, heat the saute pan without olive oil, heat the sauce in the pan, then put the spaghetti into the hot sauce to heat to whatever temperature you want it to be. (Again, toss with tongs or fork while heating.) Test suitability of temp by tasting.


Easy peasy.

Heating in the microwave will cause the water in the spaghetti to turn to steam and continue to cook the spaghetti, causing it to become very squishy and unpleasant. Heating already cooked spaghetti (without sauce) for only a few seconds in boiling water likely would not alter the texture much, but any longer than a few seconds almost certainly will cause the spaghetti to become more squishy, so why take the chance?


Heating sauced spaghetti in a dry pan transfers heat while causing very little additional cooking of the pasta to take place, likewise with heating spaghetti in a thin layer of hot sauce in a saute pan.


If you're not concerned about making the pasta unpalatably squishy, just put your preferred serving size in a microwavable bowl and heat it on high for about a minute, then taste it. If it needs to be warmer, head in 30-second increments until it is as hot as you want it.
 
Old 11-03-2018, 07:48 PM
 
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First, allow the spaghetti you want to reheat to come to room temperature.


If it has sauce on it already, heat a saute pan (medium to medium high) and put some olive oil (a tablespoon or two) into the hot pan, then put in whatever amount of the leftover spaghetti you plan to eat and heat it until it reaches the temperature you consider suitable for eating. Toss the spaghetti with tongs or fork while it is heating.


If it does not have sauce on it already, heat the saute pan without olive oil, heat the sauce in the pan, then put the spaghetti into the hot sauce to heat to whatever temperature you want it to be. (Again, toss with tongs or fork while heating.) Test suitability of temp by tasting.


Easy peasy.

Heating in the microwave will cause the water in the spaghetti to turn to steam and continue to cook the spaghetti, causing it to become very squishy and unpleasant. Heating already cooked spaghetti (without sauce) for only a few seconds in boiling water likely would not alter the texture much, but any longer than a few seconds almost certainly will cause the spaghetti to become more squishy, so why take the chance?


Heating sauced spaghetti in a dry pan transfers heat while causing very little additional cooking of the pasta to take place, likewise with heating spaghetti in a thin layer of hot sauce in a saute pan.


If you're not concerned about making the pasta unpalatably squishy, just put your preferred serving size in a microwavable bowl and heat it on high for about a minute, then taste it. If it needs to be warmer, head in 30-second increments until it is as hot as you want it.
Is this a joke?

OP, I'm sure you've solved this already, but try 30 seconds in the microwave, and stick your finger in it. If it requires more, another 20 seconds. Until it's warm. Enjoy!
 
Old 11-03-2018, 09:19 PM
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LOL. Buck up, dude... eat it cold. In the future, google is your friend.



 
Old 11-03-2018, 09:24 PM
 
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Is this a joke?

OP, I'm sure you've solved this already, but try 30 seconds in the microwave, and stick your finger in it. If it requires more, another 20 seconds. Until it's warm. Enjoy!


No, dear. It's not a joke. It's how to avoid overcooking already cooked pasta. Microwaving or boiling already cooked pasta will take it beyond al dente. Some people prefer al dente pasta and find pasta cooked beyond that point to be unpalatable. But bless your heart, if you like overcooked pasta, by all means reheat it any way you want.
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