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.
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.)