I bought a microwave oven today and it exploded!

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    Oct 18, 2008 6:48 PM GMT
    Eeeek! I plugged it in, put some chilli con carn that I'd cooked yesterday and then the back of the oven started to get very hot then there was a bang and it exploded.

    It was a bit scary. Help!

    I've unplugged it and it's going back to the shop tomorrow. Good thing I kept the receipt.
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    Oct 18, 2008 6:59 PM GMT
    Haha, Thats awesome and horrible at the same time. what was the brand?
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    Oct 18, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    It's from Argos, the brand is Cookworks.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 18, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    I always said, microwaves were unhealthy. Maybe you will listen to me now icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 18, 2008 7:22 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidIt's from Argos, the brand is Cookworks.


    But it didn't work icon_lol.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 18, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    That happened to my Mom earlier this year. I was home and still in bed after waking up. She was cooking away our February Christmas meal as I was in Afghanistan for Christmas. And I hear the big pop and then her frantic call for help. I thought some glass broke, but it was the heating element.
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    Oct 18, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    Scared...of...that!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 18, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    Redhead, apparently you're cooking life is as volatile as your dating life. Does drama follow you around like a stray rottweiler or what? icon_eek.gif
  • EricLA

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    Oct 18, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    How close were you? Do you think it nuked your testicles? You weren't planning to have kids, were you?
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    Oct 18, 2008 10:29 PM GMT
    The real warning here is shopping in Argos, you will be buying chavy gold Jewelery from there next!
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    Oct 18, 2008 11:10 PM GMT
    Believe this fellow if you like, but he's in the minority opinion = bar a pretty good margin.

    The FDA (among others) has no issue with proper use of microwave cooking. http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/consumer/microwave.html

    However the first group he quotes as providing "evidence" is the Christian Law Institute and Fellowship - a group I can't find. If they do exist (it's possible, not everyone is online or mentioned at some time in an article online), why would they be doing scientific research? He doesn't say.

    The single article in the Lancet - one man's opinion, it would seem - doesn't put much more light on the subject.

    I sure don't think anyone NEEDS to microwave if he doesn't want to. But in about 35 years of use in hundreds of millions of homes and offices and restaurants, there is no body of proof that microwaving "destroys" food.
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    Oct 18, 2008 11:11 PM GMT




    QUACKicon_rolleyes.gif Everything he said is flawed.
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    Oct 18, 2008 11:15 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidEeeek! I plugged it in, put some chilli con carn that I'd cooked yesterday and then the back of the over started to get very hot then there was a bang and it exploded.

    It was a bit scary. Help!

    I've unplugged it and it's going back to the shop tomorrow. Good thing I kept the receipt.


    Did you put anything metal (e.g. container) in the oven?
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    Oct 18, 2008 11:41 PM GMT
    MikePhil saidI always said, microwaves were unhealthy. Maybe you will listen to me now icon_rolleyes.gif


    That's crap micowaves are really healthy

    Vegetables cooked in a microwave cook faster with the loss of less water and are shown to lose significantly less nutrients than those cooked in traditional methods...

    Add the fact that microwaving often requires the addition of a lot less cooking fats and unlike other methods microwave heating doesn't form trans fat ...

    Microwaves are one of the healthiest ways to cook.
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    Oct 18, 2008 11:51 PM GMT
    I am truly sorry for your misfortune. This sounds like Karma. Whom did you mess over and what did you do? Aaaaaaaaaaaai! I hope the remainder of the weekend and next week exceed your expectations for the way life should be.
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    Oct 19, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    I use the microwave mainly for reheating, but the FDA disagrees with you regarding the microwave being unsafe or depleting food of vitamins and nutritional value:

    http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/consumer/microwave.html
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    Oct 19, 2008 12:03 AM GMT
    Yeah the microwave works something like this:



    Microwaves are omitted and cause the h20 molecules to vibrate faster and faster causing heat



    I don't see how that could make you lose nutients
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 19, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    AMT87 said
    MikePhil saidI always said, microwaves were unhealthy. Maybe you will listen to me now icon_rolleyes.gif


    That's crap micowaves are really healthy

    Vegetables cooked in a microwave cook faster with the loss of less water and are shown to lose significantly less nutrients than those cooked in traditional methods...

    Add the fact that microwaving often requires the addition of a lot less cooking fats and unlike other methods microwave heating doesn't form trans fat ...

    Microwaves are one of the healthiest ways to cook.



    It's not crap, you know.

    Firstly, if you are within 10 meters of a microwave, you're getting nuked. There is a instrument on the market that proves this. So even if it did cook well, it is nuking you while it is doing it.

    As for the food, well I'm no scientist, but I have taste buds, and you could blindfold me, and give me food cooked in a normal oven, and food from a microwave, and I can always tell what food came from each oven. Food from a microwave tastes like rubber. It tastes crap because it is crap. If your taste buds tell you there is something wrong with you food, then there usually is.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 19, 2008 12:19 AM GMT
    samerphxaz said
    AMT87 said
    MikePhil saidI always said, microwaves were unhealthy. Maybe you will listen to me now icon_rolleyes.gif


    That's crap micowaves are really healthy

    Vegetables cooked in a microwave cook faster with the loss of less water and are shown to lose significantly less nutrients than those cooked in traditional methods...

    Add the fact that microwaving often requires the addition of a lot less cooking fats and unlike other methods microwave heating doesn't form trans fat ...

    Microwaves are one of the healthiest ways to cook.


    Not true... Microwaves takes all things from the foods that make it unhealthy. People like you who are lazy and don't want to wait a little bit longer to cook the foods on the stove. That is why many lazy ass people use Microwaves so they can get their foods done faster. Cooking faster isn't healthy. Sometime you have to take time and make sure the foods are ready cook.


    I agree with Samer, although I'm not saying you're lazy AMT. I'm just saying this is the reason people always defend the microwave. It is fast and easy. It's like all things in life. If it's fast and easy, we want to think it's good. People don't want to go to all the trouble to cook a meal after a days work. So they will defend the microwave no matter what.
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    Oct 19, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    Consumer Reports calls dangers "urban myths" and debunks them:

    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/appliances/kitchen-appliances/microwave-ovens/microwave-safety-9-06/overview/0609_microwave-safety_ov.htm

    The FDA also addresses the radiation issue saying there is no danger:

    http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/consumer/microwave.html#2

    The USDA addresses cooking safely in a microwave:

    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FactSheets/Microwave_Ovens_and_Food_Safety/index.asp
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    Oct 19, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    I love your use of the word nuked...There is absolutely nothing nuclear about a microwave. Unless your actually in one there is no hazards associated. It's anecdotal evidence from people who don't understand they work.

    And while I question the objectivity of your so called taste test, the more likely senario is like most you lack the skills to cook in a microwave.

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 19, 2008 12:30 AM GMT
    GuyNextDoorOhio saidI use the microwave mainly for reheating, but the FDA disagrees with you regarding the microwave being unsafe or depleting food of vitamins and nutritional value:

    http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/consumer/microwave.html


    The FDA allow all kinds of chemicals in our food, and unless you are dropping dead the moment you eat it, it's OK with them. A slow death seams to be accepted to them.


    You know that stuff that was in the baby food in China icon_question.gif The poison icon_question.gif Well, there were sweets here in Ireland with that stuff in it. Strange it was only when baby's start getting sick, and dying that they recalled them. It was fine up till then for us to have poison in our food. There is plenty of other crap in our food, but the food companies have to make money you know icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 19, 2008 12:35 AM GMT
    Just be glad your food exploded BEFORE you ate it! icon_eek.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 19, 2008 12:35 AM GMT
    AMT87 saidI love your use of the word nuked...There is absolutely nothing nuclear about a microwave. Unless your actually in one there is no hazards associated. It's anecdotal evidence from people who don't understand they work.

    And while I question the objectivity of your so called taste test, the more likely senario is like most you lack the skills to cook in a microwave.




    What skills do you need to cook in a microwave icon_question.gif

    And I'm not bullshitting about the device I mentioned. If it is not the microwave that the radiation is coming from, then what is it icon_question.gif And why is it only there while the microwave is on icon_question.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 19, 2008 12:38 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidJust be glad your food exploded BEFORE you ate it! icon_eek.gif



    Very well said icon_razz.gif