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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, 07:41 PM   #61
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I appreciate your ongoing support. This is an important issue, because the time cost of finding a knife for 50 million people per day times 5 days per week times 365 days per year at 10 seconds per knife is about 4.9 million lost hours of productivity per year. And if every one of those knives costs 1 cent to wash, we're talking about $130 million in avoidable costs. If you want to know why we're losing ground on the Chinese, look no further than our frivolous uses of knives in venting microwave dinners.
I'll bet your microwave looks like a discarded petri dish from the CDC.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:50 PM   #62
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Now I'm curious about the proportion of knife users who wash the knife versus just putting it back. That might not rise to the level of a whole new poll, though.
A quick rinse and wipe on the kitchen towel does the trick for me, keeps me as healthy and strong as a russian caveman.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #63
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:59 PM   #64
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I put it in the oven, microwave is ****ing disgusting.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:22 PM   #66
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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.

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Old 01-30-2013, 09:49 PM   #67
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Depends if its a plastic bag covering the entire tray like you find on some of the fancy ones (Amy's) or just a film covering the top (Lean Cuisine). The ones with the bag matter since it may not fill with steam correctly if you cut it in the wrong place.
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What does my lower back tattoo have to do with me not knowing how to use a microwave?
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What does my lower back tattoo have to do with me not knowing how to use a microwave?
I posted a while back that if you have a lower back tattoo, the phosphorus in the ink can interact with the microwave signals to ignite a phosphorus fire in your back.

Please spread word about this to everyone you know. I don't have children, so I want this and 'disigerent' to be my legacy.
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What if I eat the meal frozen, then poop in my crisper bin?
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I posted a while back that if you have a lower back tattoo, the phosphorus in the ink can interact with the microwave signals to ignite a phosphorus fire in your back.

Please spread word about this to everyone you know. I don't have children, so I want this and 'disigerent' to be my legacy.
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well, shit. Looks like I better drop my class at JUCO. Microwave 101
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well, shit. Looks like I better drop my class at JUCO. Microwave 101

Please spread the word. If just one young woman sprays herself with cooking spray and wraps herself in Saran Wrap, it will make me a happy man.
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