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Today's Science Experiment ~ How long to microwave an egg?

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Filling a pot with water, putting eggs in it, having it reach a boil for 5 minutes, drenching the eggs with cold water afterwards. All of that is sooo much work. big_smile

    So, I would like to see a consensus as to how long to microwave 2 eggs at one time.

    Once that consensus is reached, I will try it and report back to you.

    The adventure here is that different microwaves are different. Yes they are. So we shall see how it goes.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ah well, this is a tricky one! Do you like your eggs soft or hard boiled, are they small, medium or large?? Personally, if I'm going to "do" an egg in the microwave, I use an egg thingymabob. I break egg into thingymabob and pierce the yolk with a cocktail stick. Then I add 1/2 teaspoon of water and cook on full power for about 40 seconds, checking periodically to make sure egg has set and cooking for longer periods if not.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'm beginning to think the boiling pot is easier...

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It is, and you don't have to rinse in cold water after boiling, unless of course you want cold eggs.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Actually, bless fellow hubbers hearts, who told me this and it is true, doing the cold water thing right after boiling makes them much easier to peel.

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
              Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Ah, I just crack top off and devour. I only peel if adding to a salad.

        2. Pearldiver profile image85
          Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Nuking the Chicken is by far the easiest if you tie it's feet first!  yikes

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
            Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Horror!!!

          2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            hey PD!...there you are!...you bad boy!

      2. A Troubled Man profile image59
        A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly what I do sometimes, have it down to exactly 56 seconds to make a beautiful poached egg with just a slightly soft center. smile

  2. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago

    Yeah, I tried boiling eggs in the microwave once. Once was enough.

    Apparently the microwave overheated. The door blew open and the eggs splattered all over the wall. What a mess.

    Be careful, or "egg on your face" will become a reality not an expression.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Did you forget to pierce yolk? A terrible mess will ensue if yolk not pierced.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I had seriously wondered about that...

      I think I'll defer this particular experiment.

      1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
        BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Pierce the yolk? I never heard of that, actually. Obviously, I'm no egghead.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yolk must be pierced or massive explosions will follow, chicken. lol

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    minababeposted 4 years ago

    Don't microwave (unscrambled) eggs unless you want to suffer 1st or 2nd degree burns...

    1. Johnkadu123 profile image79
      Johnkadu123posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      True. My experience has been that it splashes all over the place and there is this terrible blast as the gas is released. Not a good idea at all especially if you are working in a busy family kitchen.

  4. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago

    I thought the rule was:  DON'T nuke an egg!

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    Two eggs:  crack them into a bowl.  Nuke for 1:15.  Stir.  Nuke for 15 seconds more.

    Perfectly scrambled eggs every time.

    As to boiling - eh, you got me.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I will try this today. smile

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        Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Also, if you're going to season them...do so when you stir.  If you want to add cheese, throw it on (or in) before putting them in for the final 15 seconds.

        big_smile  Eat well.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Was delicious.

          My contribution: I made a bowl out of 2 stuck-together paper plates and used that. No bowl to wash afterwards.

          1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            yup...this def. works...scrambled

 
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