#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, January 6th, 2014 15:09
#2 By: daneel, January 6th, 2014 15:12
And you can't even kill yourself with a microwave!
Well, not easily.
#3 By: Stefan Jones, January 6th, 2014 15:20
I remember when BoingBoing was a collection of wonderful things, not unwarranted snarky hipster attacks on microwaves, or the number one.
(Note: The above statement is a meta-snark. I apologize if it was too subtle.)
#4 By: Christopher Waldrop, January 6th, 2014 15:22
The title seems redundant. Given the size of the average microwave it seems like any full meal you could cook in one would have to be for only one person. And in my experience if you're reheating for two you have three options: heat one serving for so long it turns into an inedible dried mass that at least remains warm while the other is reheating, or let the first serving get cold while the other is reheating. Or eat separately.
#5 By: lemon, January 6th, 2014 15:23
what is wrong with this book rob?
#6 By: Stefan Jones, January 6th, 2014 15:25
If I had any Photoshop skills I'd fake up a cover for Cooking a Last Meal with a Microwave Before Killing Yourself with a Microwave.
#7 By: mtdna, January 6th, 2014 15:35
Look everyone - it's Martha Stewart's deranged twin sister!
#8 By: Gavin Hamill, January 6th, 2014 15:43
#9 By: Paul, January 6th, 2014 15:50
#10 By: Robert Mallis, January 6th, 2014 16:04
You say sad, I say EMPOWERING!
#11 By: fake_tudza, January 6th, 2014 16:10
Well, I saw this same headline for this book:
The daughter of the author disputed this view quite well I thought. I bought the book and found many of the recipes very useful.
#12 By: Niklas Theelder, January 6th, 2014 16:17
Well, when Digg died, snarky hipsters had to go somewhere...
#13 By: ChrisL, January 6th, 2014 16:19
I think a scientific study needs to be initiated to see if perpetually lonely people buy every day objects that resemble what they really crave.
#14 By: mrtut, January 6th, 2014 16:23
#15 By: kmoser, January 6th, 2014 16:26
Put both servings on one dish. Heat in microwave. Serve on individual plates. Enjoy!
#16 By: Edwin Gore, January 6th, 2014 16:28
That comparison guide has given new life and meaning to my kitchen junk drawer!
#17 By: WearySky, January 6th, 2014 16:33
I remember reading something somewhere (I thought it was here, but I can't find it so I may be wrong) about gourmet chefs who use microwaves all the time. Used properly (ie, not just setting it to full power and blasting away at your poor food), microwaves can actually cook some awesome meals. Dammit, now I'm going to have to go and hunt that article down.
#18 By: Jeffrey Baker, January 6th, 2014 16:36
Of course they do. There is no better way to soften 10 pounds of butter.
#19 By: WearySky, January 6th, 2014 16:37
Well, the article/story in question was about cooking actual full meals in microwaves, not just using them to melt things
#20 By: Christopher Waldrop, January 6th, 2014 16:42
That's the problem. If you eat a healthy-sized portion the time it takes to microwave it so it will stay hot while you microwave a second portion for someone else turns it into dried-out crud. If the portion is too large then the outside gets heated while the inside is still cold. Also the plate gets hot. My mother believes that plates that are stamped "microwave safe" aren't supposed to get hot. She thinks the food is supposed to be hot while the plate, in spite of being in contact with hot food, is supposed to remain cold. Go figure.
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