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Fire!


Chief1C

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I went to see the film "The Hangover" on Saturday. Good movie. I was laughing so hard, I thought they'd kick me out. I do that sometimes. I'm big on comedy, and I love to laugh. Laughter smooths out my edges. Anyhoo, I had a craving for popcorn. I hate popcorn. I haven't made it myself since you could only get it in jars or foil pans for the stove. So, anyhoo, I read the directions. It says microwave on high, 2-3 minutes. So, I set it for two minutes and walked away. Simple, eh?

I walked into the kitchen, alarm blaring in the background.. Hmmm.. I don't think that's steam pouring out the sides of the microwave. I tore the bag open with poultry shears, to find a black, smelly, mass of popcorn.. actively burning. Flames.

How bad of a member of the 21st Century do you have to be, to not be able to cook popcorn.. with a microwave?

I'm a great cook, people love the cakes I make from scratch. I just never mastered the art of guessing how long, is long enough, to cook something in the microwave. Had I set it for the full three minutes, I'd probably have had to turn in a box alarm. I thought about just taking it to the sink, but an ER visit for burns ain't on my list of things to do today.

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FYI there is a button that says popcorn unless you have an old one, a good rule to thumb dont leave the popcorn unattended wait until you hear the last pop :lol: :lol:

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Actually.. It does have a popcorn button. It sets it for... wait for it... 120 Seconds. AKA 2 Minutes. I hate popcorn anyway.

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Hey Chris?

I'm guessing that it's a 'good thing' that you hate popcorn!

Normally, when I cook something, I dont leave the kitchen until it's done. Of course there's 'exceptions' like cakes, roasts, etc.

When I cook microwave popcorn, I usually set the timer for 5 mintues and just stand there and listen to the popping. When it gets to around 2-3 seconds between 'pops', I take it out.

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