Microwave advice

Do not accidentally put an extra zero into your microwave console when heating a frozen burrito.

The yellow-grey smoke that will pour from your microwave will create a choking cloud that will force you from your home.

The burrito was an Amy’s Organic Indian wrap, with spinach and tofu wrapped in a tortilla. After removal, it was a brick of charcoal. The plate it was on cracked in two.

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8 thoughts on “Microwave advice”

  1. AAK!

    I have totally done that myself. However, I was lucky enough to catch it before things went horribly wrong.

  2. I once made this mistake in high school with a bag of microwave popcorn. Put it in, and went out on the porch to smoke while it cooked.

    Came back into a fire alarm, and said blackened volcanic brick. We saved the brick for a while for humor, but the house smelled for weeks, and the microwave always had that sickening odor, the spinny tray at the bottom always had the scars from it.

    Amazingly, my parents only recently replaced that microwave. Then again, my Mom melted a pot on the stovetop, and it took them 3 years to get that replaced, so a functioning microwave that smelled funky lasting an extra 10 years, shouldn’t have surprised me.

  3. OK, I can’t help it. Aren’t you a programmer?? Isn’t it your JOB to mind ones and zeros? Just asking…. 😉

  4. The operative programming-related catchphrase appropriate to the situation might be: garbage in, garbage out.

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