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Topic: OT: Don't do the dumb thing I did this morning. (5 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: Jim Gundlach
We had a couple of extra kids sleep over with the grandkids last night  
so it was a blueberry pancake morning.   To melt the butter, I usually  
use the microwave bout ours is dead and I was looking at another quick  
way.  I decided to try the steam wand on the espresso machine.   Dumb  
move.  It melts the butter OK, but then it blows drops of melted  
butter all over the place.  Guess I'll have to replace the microwave.
      pecan jim
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2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Jim,
I don't know if you saw the discussion on microwaves a year or so ago.
I think the discussion may have had to do with making Turkish coffee
in the microwave. Apparently some microwaves "decrease power" by
switching the power off and on. Better microwaves, more useful for
coffee things anyway, actually decrease the power, so that you can,
say, heat water more slowly and steadily.
Someone suggested a way of knowing which microwaves are in which
category, but, sorry, I can't remember that part.
Brian
On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 3:12 PM, Jim Gundlach  wrote:
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3) From: Jamie Dolan
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Check the clearance isle at Home Depot & Lowes we have purchased a
couple high end microwaves from them at really good prices.
Butter is best melted slowly on a warm stove burner.  It is hard not
to overheat it in the microwave and change the flavor.  Kind of like
it is very easy to scald your milk when frothing.
Jamie
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4) From: Sandy Andina
Any restaurant supply or gourmet store should have those little  
stainless steel timbale molds/salad dressing holders (or you could try  
an Oriental grocery for tiny stainless steel bowls).  Place the butter  
into one and set it atop the hottest part of the machine's cup warmer;  
soon you should have melted butter.
On Jul 27, 2008, at 2:12 PM, Jim Gundlach wrote:
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5) From: Angelo
Or, you could put the butter in a frothing container and aim the wand 
at the outside of the container. No splash...
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