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On a similar microwave vein - when people leave a few seconds left on the timer. Either let it run 3 more seconds or clear it when you're done! Maybe this is more OCD than a pet peeve? I tend to clear the timers when I see this.
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puck71 wrote:On a similar microwave vein - when people leave a few seconds left on the timer. Either let it run 3 more seconds or clear it when you're done! Maybe this is more OCD than a pet peeve? I tend to clear the timers when I see this.
Let it run and then hear that annoying beep? Hell no. I will stop it at 1-3 seconds for the rest of my life. But I at least have the courtesy to clear the timer afterwards.
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puck71 wrote:On a similar microwave vein - when people leave a few seconds left on the timer. Either let it run 3 more seconds or clear it when you're done! Maybe this is more OCD than a pet peeve? I tend to clear the timers when I see this.
I do the same thing. I have an irrational fear that the empty microwave will blow up if it runs while empty. Just seems like a fire hazard.
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puck71 wrote:On a similar microwave vein - when people leave a few seconds left on the timer. Either let it run 3 more seconds or clear it when you're done! Maybe this is more OCD than a pet peeve? I tend to clear the timers when I see this.
I do the same thing. I have an irrational fear that the empty microwave will blow up if it runs while empty. Just seems like a fire hazard.
According to Google and which web sites you believe, either it's perfectly fine to run it empty or it will damage the microwave and cause it to stop heating up food. I don't see anything about possible danger, other than danger to your wallet.
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puck71 wrote:On a similar microwave vein - when people leave a few seconds left on the timer. Either let it run 3 more seconds or clear it when you're done! Maybe this is more OCD than a pet peeve? I tend to clear the timers when I see this.
I do the same thing. I have an irrational fear that the empty microwave will blow up if it runs while empty. Just seems like a fire hazard.
According to Google and which web sites you believe, either it's perfectly fine to run it empty or it will damage the microwave and cause it to stop heating up food.
I had to look into this myself, because it would be so strange to me that running the microwave empty could be damaging to it if I've never heard that. I've heard a million and one product warnings that tell me not to do things that no one would ever do anyway. So how could I have never heard not to run a microwave empty, if it'll actually ruin it (and when that's most definitely a thing people would eventually do, if they hadn't heard that they shouldn't)?

From what I found on teh interwebs, it seemed like there were tons of examples of people theorizing about how and why running the microwave while it's empty would be damaging to the microwave and possibly the surrounding environment. There was definitely a consensus that this is a bad idea...as long as you're reading opinions from people who haven't actually done it. Meanwhile, virtually ALL of the people saying it's completely harmless to run a microwave while it's empty were drawing on real-world experience and have, in fact, tried it before (and in some cases, "do it all the time" or have "done it all their lives").

Maybe someone was running a microwave empty one time, and it coincidentally happened to go wrong, and so it started an urban legend about how it's a bad idea. But in reality, anyone that has never heard a reason to avoid doing it...has never experienced a reason to avoid doing it.

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Yea if the inside of a microwave oven isn't able to withstand microwave radiation.............. seems like that's a pretty significant engineering / design fail.
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I just googled for a microwave oven manual and clicked on one at random, it's for a Whirlpool brand microwave. On page 8 it does say:
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not operate microwave oven when it is empty.
It doesn't provide much explanation, but perhaps this text at the top of the page helps a little:
A magnetron in the microwave oven produces microwaves which
reflect off the metal floor, walls and ceiling and pass through the
turntable and appropriate cookware to the food. Microwaves are
attracted to and absorbed by fat, sugar and water molecules in
the food
, causing them to move, producing friction and heat
which cooks the food.
With nothing else to absorb the waves, and the Reflections not being 100% perfect, the magnetron maybe gets damaged by the microwaves a little bit more rapidly than usual. But look at me, now I sound like those guys Hunter was talking about.

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in some cases, "do it all the time" or have "done it all their lives").
I'm not sure I trust somebody who runs their microwave empty "all the time" or "all their life". But I'd be willing to believe that once in a while doesn't do enough damage to really matter. You'd never notice (or care very much) if your microwave burned out in 11 years when it would've lasted 12, for example.

I'd also be willing to believe that the manual is wrong, but I bet the answer is in the middle: minor, inconsequential losses damage.
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Yea i have to admit I lol'd too at the notion of people who have used the microwave empty 'all the time.'

Whatever floats your boat I guess.
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Aluminum foil on the other hand....chaos.
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Aglets wrote:Yea i have to admit I lol'd too at the notion of people who have used the microwave empty 'all the time.'
Seemed like there were two main categories of these people.

1) People who choose "push start and walk away" to run off remaining time, instead of clearing the remaining time, or leaving it there for the next person. I guess this requires no more effort than clearing the time, but it's no less effort either, so it's not something I've ever done. I've actually *seen* it done, but only for times of under 30 seconds, probably.

2) People who run the microwave empty as a "timer." I think nearly all microwaves now have a timer built-in, but this wasn't always the case. So there are people out there who ran the microwave as a timer "all the time" and never had anything bad happen.

There was a YouTube video of someone running the microwave empty for over 30 minutes, and...nothing. The comments section had bunches of people saying that they've run the microwave empty (either accidentally or purposely) and...nothing.

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shawnd1984 wrote:Aluminum foil on the other hand....chaos.
I used to shrink empty bags of potato chips doing that.

Funny about Microwaves, check this.

61 is more than 100 because 61 seconds beats 1 minute. I was mind-blown as a young wokling when this epiphany occurred.

New microwaves will convert when you type 99 to 1:39.

I found the sweet spot for cooking popcorn using this method. I miss Orville Redenbacher Sweet 'n Buttery, oh man, those days. I used to stock 3rd shift and would buy like 24 those when they went on sale.
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Hunter wrote:1) People who choose "push start and walk away" to run off remaining time, instead of clearing the remaining time, or leaving it there for the next person. I guess this requires no more effort than clearing the time, but it's no less effort either, so it's not something I've ever done. I've actually *seen* it done, but only for times of under 30 seconds, probably.
I still can't get my head wrapped around that. On most microwaves (at least nowadays) won't they continually beep after the time runs out, to remind you that you still have something in there to get out? So you'd still have to go back and open/close the door, or hit clear to stop the reminder.

Maybe I could see this if it's a communal microwave, like an office breakroom. Where you know or assume that someone is going to come up behind you and take care of that...but that still seems less considerate than just pushing clear.
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rsersen wrote:won't they continually beep after the time runs out, to remind you that you still have something in there to get out? So you'd still have to go back and open/close the door, or hit clear to stop the reminder
A) That could be a good thing, maybe someone wants a timer that keeps reminding them until they acknowledge it.

B) My microwave doesn't keep reminding me forever. Only about 3 or 4 times.
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Hunter wrote:1) People who choose "push start and walk away" to run off remaining time, instead of clearing the remaining time, or leaving it there for the next person. I guess this requires no more effort than clearing the time, but it's no less effort either, so it's not something I've ever done. I've actually *seen* it done, but only for times of under 30 seconds, probably.
I still can't get my head wrapped around that. On most microwaves (at least nowadays) won't they continually beep after the time runs out, to remind you that you still have something in there to get out? So you'd still have to go back and open/close the door, or hit clear to stop the reminder.

Maybe I could see this if it's a communal microwave, like an office breakroom. Where you know or assume that someone is going to come up behind you and take care of that...but that still seems less considerate than just pushing clear.
I often run it with water on the plate for a couple minutes to try and steam out the microwave before I clean it.... that's what you do when you have one and three kids
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People who tell you to make sure to do something as you are doing it or in the process of doing it or about to do it AND what you are doing is 10000000% clear to the common eye.

Ex. I have worked with people who will go, "Hey, can you grab the phone?" This is on the initial ring and your hand is about 3 inches away as you open your fist to grab phone handle...

Ex. "Will you mop the floor?" This is as you are wheeling a mop bucket with a mop in your hand AND are about wring mop out to mop.....

Ex. "Make sure you go grocery shopping" This is as you just put your shoes on, grabbed wallet and keys, and have a grocery list in your hand...........

There are countless more, but my thinking on this type of behavior is that Person A feels a need to express their OWN lack of confidence in a task/duty and must make other's aware so they themselves are aware. It does not make sense to waste effort and there is 0 benefit in Person A expressing their thought(s) except to attempt to gain control of a situation and/or domineer another person.

This kind of goes along the same lines of Jeff Foxworthy's "Here's Your Sign" segments or Captain Obvious material.

What have you guys done to combat the morons that do this crap? A degree of tact can be
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Reminds me of the few times where I'd be standing around outside of a locked door waiting for someone to show up with keys (or answer the door), and someone will come up and try the knob themselves (oooh, if only I had thought of that!) or will just flat out ask me if I've tried the door.

Guess it happened more often in school / college days, but yea that used to really bug me.
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Ahh, yes, that is a good one, too.
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If you have sleep apnea, like real bad where it causes you to sound like you are dying, please seek out help. We don't need any dead SWCCG players at the events, no matter if they do indeed help Chris Kelly win Nats.

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