I say yes, the wife disagrees. Considering we don't microwave popcorn, is there anything we CAN'T do with the convection and a little additional time? I'd like the extra pantry space ditching the microwave would give us.
Fruit flies are nasty little pests, and an infestation—large or small—is an unwelcome sight in the kitchen. Former CHOW food editor Aida Mollenkamp demonstrates a quick, easy way to lure fruit flies away from your food.
Baking Shortcuts Using the Microwave
The microwave is often scoffed at as an appliance too low for the seasoned baker. But Suzy Brannon of CHOW.com disagrees. Turns out the microwave's a tool that makes browning butter and melting chocolate not only easier, but quicker too.
Cook Eggs 3 Ways in the Microwave
The microwave is known for its versatility and ubiquity. Eggs happen to share this reputation, and it turns out the two are perfect for each other. In this CHOW Tip, Deborah Lewis of CHOW.com demonstrates the techniques for cooking scrambled, sunny-side up, and poached eggs in the microwave. (And here's how to make a brownie in the microwave, plus crunchy potato chips.)