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Slit the film with a knife, per the explicit instructions on the box. 26 38.24%
Peel back the corner, because I'm a rebel without a cause. 25 36.76%
I never eat frozen microwave meals because I kill my own meat and vegetables. 13 19.12%
I've never learned to use a microwave. I have a lower back tattoo so I have to stay away. 4 5.88%
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:18 PM  
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Venting your microwave meal.

Pretty much every microwave frozen meal I have says, "Slit the top film with a knife to vent." I look at it and then peel up the corner. I'm not going to get a knife out for that.

Is there a difference between peeling up the corner and slitting with a knife? Am I losing 20 or 30 International Flavor Units (IFUs - I just made that up) by not slitting it with a knife? It's so much easier to just peel the corner that I don't know why they don't just tell me to peel the corner. Do they perhaps have a partnership with the Big Knife companies?

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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Kids meals are the ****ing worst.

Remove the cover except over the corn. Remove chicken nuggets. Microwave for a minute. Stir the mac and cheese. Put nuggets back in and cook for 2 minutes.

****ing hell.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:19 PM   #4
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do you wash the knife after you cut the slit or do you put it back in the drawer?
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:23 PM   #5
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I have a wife so no need for the microwave dinners.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:24 PM   #7
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Kids meals are the ****ing worst.

Remove the cover except over the corn. Remove chicken nuggets. Microwave for a minute. Stir the mac and cheese. Put nuggets back in and cook for 2 minutes.

****ing hell.
that deserves a tip. or a blowy from the wifey.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:26 PM   #8
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Use a knife, 2 second rinse, quick wipe with a paper towel, right back in the knife block.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:30 PM   #9
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I need a "stab it with a fork multiple times" option. To just poke holes in the top that is all. It vents it just fine that way. At the same time pretending it's someone you don't like so much helps revil the distane.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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I slit the film, then toss the knife in soapy dishwater. Then I get really pissed that I have to clean the damn thing just so I could devour a disgusting tv dinner.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:30 PM   #11
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There's the cardboard ones that tell you to peel up the corner, so I'm gonna assume its perfectly ok to do so and the rest of the TV dinner makers are in bed with big knife.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:32 PM   #12
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Probably insignificant, but there could be some practical difference in venting through the center versus one corner.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:34 PM   #13
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I need a "stab it with a fork multiple times" option. To just poke holes in the top that is all. It vents it just fine that way. At the same time pretending it's someone you don't like so much helps revil the distane.
Oh, I forgot that option. I can see that as a reasonable approach, too.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:35 PM   #14
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The cardboard ones I used to get just make you peel up the corner. $0.88 each FTW
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:37 PM   #15
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I usually grab my nearest chef's knife and then swing it at the film (with my wrist) several times: POP! POP! POP! If I'm lucky, I still have all my fingers and my microwave meal is appropriately vented. Washing the knife? Nah, the food was still frozen, doesn't count.
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