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View Poll Results: When getting ready to heat a frozen microwave meal, I...
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 01-31-2013, 01:49 PM   #76
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Use a knife, 2 second rinse, quick wipe with a paper towel, right back in the knife block.
Remind me not to use your knives when I eat at your house.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:24 PM   #77
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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.

I tried.

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I wish you wouldn't joke about that. It happened to my great-aunt Cindy. She is the last one still alive in her generation of the family and decided to get a tattoo of her siblings' names on her lower back, just inside the upper panty line. Last year she was puttering around in the kitchen, sweeping up the floor as she microwaved some hot water for her afternoon tea. She backed towards the counter to get at the dust bunnies under the fridge and passed in front of the microwave for what could only have been about thirty seconds. Apparently the minerals found in some tattoo inks are very sensitive to microwave radiation and her lower back burst into flames. She immediately tried to leap backwards and to her left into the sink but missed and hit the dish drying rack, falling to the floor. Then she rolled into the dining alcove and pulled the sugar bowl onto herself. The sugar melted and caramelized, forming a layer over the wound and putting out the fire. She was able to get herself to the emergency room where they removed some of the extra flesh under her breasts to do a skin graft and were able to save about half of the original tattoo. Now she doesn't know whether to replace the missing part or not. It was a very traumatic experience for her. The doctors said that she's lucky to have such a saggy butt and that she wears such gigantic panties or this could have been a lot worse.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:25 PM   #78
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I tried.

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:29 PM   #79
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Where's the "poke with fork a few times" option?
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