Nordic Ware Microwave Rice Cooker Instructions

Because I can never find them when I need them, here — badly scanned for the Whole Internet — are the NordicWare Microwave Rice Cooker instructions [PDF].

For me, brown basmati needs nearer 30 minutes than 20, but your l/100 km may vary.

Re Skip’s suggestion below, the abbreviated instructions are here: Rice Cooker | Microwave | Nordic Ware. (PDF print link for the perfectly paranoid.)

my half-baked idea

Smart Microwave: Microwave turntable remembers start position, and either adjusts rotation speed so it ends up where it started, or continues turning after the cooking stops, so it ends up where it started.

Anyone who’s ever reheated a beverage, and pawed frantically at the superheated vessel to try and get the handle in a reachable position – this one’s for you.

Don’t try this at all: Microwave Storm In A Teacup

Made my usual coffee in the office today; mug of water in the microwave for 2:34, and a couple of tablespoons of Alternative Grounds sustainable, organic Costa Rican waiting in the Mug Mate. I didn’t think much of the fact that I had about 2/3 of my usual liquid level in the mug, and threw the filter in anyway.

A couple of seconds of extreme frothing over later, I realised this was not so smart. I’d superheated the water, and the grounds and mesh of the filter were providing excellent bubble nucleation sites. Apart from having to mop up very weak coffee from a very wide area, no harm was done. I certainly didn’t come anywhere near burning myself.

Snopes’s article on the microwave boilover urban legend is pretty good, despite the noxious popups.