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Avoiding hotspots in a microwave oven.

  1. Mar 2, 2014 #1

    sophiecentaur

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    Our Panasonic has finally given up the ghost, with a broken internal door catch mechanism. I have a go at most things but I really believe this one is not 'user serviceable' (:cry:)
    Time for a new one and I can see advantages in using a flat bed model. We had one without a turntable, several years ago and there were definite problems with hot spots. The recently defunct one was very good (using chaos defrosting, which was also very clever and effective). There is a new generation of what they now call 'flat bed' technology. Does anyone know how the 'mode stirring' is achieved these days - is it different from the rotating paddle in the roof that our old one had?
    Is it any more effective and why?
    I need to order something fairly quickly as my morning porridge is a regular treat. I should appreciate some background expertise on this, guys.
     
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    I think, at least in some models, the antenna itself is rotating. Whether that is better or not, I don't know - still using a turntable variant here. Though it seems that these models are very hit or miss, so make sure to read the reviews on that specific microwave first.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2014 #3

    Meir Achuz

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    I make my morning oatmeal in boiling water on the stove for one minute.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2014 #4

    sophiecentaur

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    Four minutes on Medium for me. We get very set in our ways.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2014 #5
    Recycle.
    The transformer makes a great paperweight, and I do mean "great'.
    The magnets are perfect for keeping notes attached to the fridge.
    And that whatchamacallit thing for making the cooking rays is a neat looking minature futuristic space ship.
    Years ago I sawed one in half to see what's inside and and mysteriously found nothing there.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2014 #6

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    Oh yes. The magnet!!! I salvage them from hard drives but forgot about the magnetron.
    I may use the transformer to put in a guest's suitcase and see if they notice. :smile:
     
  8. Mar 3, 2014 #7
    :laugh:
     
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