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Food Theory: You've Been Using the Microwave WRONG...

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    Picture this, loyal Theorist: you’re sitting down on the couch ready to enjoy a showing of your favorite movie. You’re missing only one thing: a bag of popcorn. You go to the kitchen, grab a bag, and throw it in the microwave. But what next? Do you tap the “popcorn” button? Do you tap +30 seconds five times? Either way, you know you’re going to end up with a bunch of kernels to accidentally chomp into halfway through the movie. It’s a shame that NOBODY knows how a microwave really works. So today, we’re going to show you EXACTLY how to use that beautiful machine in your kitchen.
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    You’re Using the Microwave WRONG! (0:00)
    How Do Microwaves Even Work? (2:20)
    What’s Your Power Level? (5:35)
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    Seriously, What Do the Buttons Do? (11:06)
    The 🍿 Popcorn Test (13:31)
    What This Means For You (15:58)
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  • @FoodTheory
    @FoodTheory  หลายเดือนก่อน +2118

    Spam 🍿 in the comments if you only use the :30 sec button

    • @DrakeTheUglyBarnacle
      @DrakeTheUglyBarnacle หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • @jackiscool5759
      @jackiscool5759 หลายเดือนก่อน +81


    • @DataSoong101
      @DataSoong101 หลายเดือนก่อน +36


    • @zEr-ne5ri
      @zEr-ne5ri หลายเดือนก่อน +38


    • @ThiccFurryBoi34
      @ThiccFurryBoi34 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      I use popcorn and milk

  • @NeoRacer
    @NeoRacer หลายเดือนก่อน +2810


    • @Yuningthericeball
      @Yuningthericeball หลายเดือนก่อน +13


    • @thelifeofparkerandclyde1718
      @thelifeofparkerandclyde1718 หลายเดือนก่อน +15


    • @Bag_of_Bread
      @Bag_of_Bread หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      You stole my comment mister

    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน

      MATPAT‎ WON‎'T‎ BE‎ MI‎SSED‎ L‎OL.}!|

    • @kristoffliftoff9316
      @kristoffliftoff9316 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      It’s a popcorn video, just read the instructions on the back of the box.

  • @fakecereal_
    @fakecereal_ หลายเดือนก่อน +1576

    It blew my mind when the popcorn bag said don't use the popcorn button I've been lied to by my microwave for years

    • @blue-ki5ip
      @blue-ki5ip หลายเดือนก่อน +156

      The reason boils down to inconsistent microwaves. Most microwaves make the popcorn button set to a specific time while some microwaves actually utilize a sensor that detects when the bag pops and determines when to stop the microwave. The more expensive microwaves utilize a microphone instead.

    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • @datguymiller
      @datguymiller หลายเดือนก่อน

      You should look up the technology connections video on it, very interesting

    • @osmosisjones4912
      @osmosisjones4912 หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @psiphiorg
      @psiphiorg หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      I tried my microwave's popcorn button, standing next to it so that I could stop it early in case of disaster. For the first bit of the run, the display didn't show a time, but as the first kernel popped, it changed to show a countdown. That countdown seems to have pretty perfectly matched the time that was needed, because as it was counting down from 20 seconds, the pops were getting slower and slower, and by the time it hit zero, they were about two seconds apart. In the end, there were only a handful of kernels left unpopped, about as many as if I'd stopped it myself.
      How did this magic happen? The world may never know.

  • @haydenhoes12
    @haydenhoes12 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +103

    When I make popcorn, I initially listened for the popping, but then I looked at how long the time had gone for. Now i just put it in for that time and its perfect every time

    • @CouchSpud91
      @CouchSpud91 26 วันที่ผ่านมา +16

      This is how I knew to put popcorn in for exactly 1:45 on my old microwave and 2:00 for the new one.

    • @jeffreyhall5307
      @jeffreyhall5307 17 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      My air popper pops quicker and pops all of them.

    • @---GOD---
      @---GOD--- 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

      1 minute, 50 seconds for my microwave

    • @Fancypants-yo1tf
      @Fancypants-yo1tf 10 วันที่ผ่านมา

      I do the same thing XD, however I how to test different brands to see what is the perfect time.

    • @nbrown5907
      @nbrown5907 8 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

      Umm the moisture level of the popcorn can vary the cook time so it is better to time with how many seconds between pops at the end.

  • @markvwood2007
    @markvwood2007 7 วันที่ผ่านมา +25

    Rotating tables in microwaves were once rare. You moved the food yourself halfway through.

    • @ahrentiewater7450
      @ahrentiewater7450 4 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

      You got to look it up back in the day there were these wind up things that you would put in the microwave and then put your food on top of it and it would spin the food for you my parents are in their 70s and '80s and they used one

    • @Kalvinjj
      @Kalvinjj 4 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

      Another option is also no rotating plate, but instead, a rotating wave reflector underneath a glass flat bottom.
      Your food stays perfectly in place, but it still heats up way more evenly, I bet the reflector rotates way faster than the plate does in normal models. On another plus side, it allows the full volume to be usable instead of basically a cylinder.

    • @TheAnantaSesa
      @TheAnantaSesa 2 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@Kalvinjji thought microwave based ovens did have a fan like deflector that scattered the rays coming from the magnetron. The anti node issue that there are cold regions that get no radiation is surprising. I mean, if that's the case, it seems like they could make an oven with an open hole you could stick a wooden spoon through to stir mid cook. Or a peep hole without the grate shielding. Just place the hole at an antinode.

    • @bettyir4302
      @bettyir4302 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

      The writer of the narrative must be too young to remember when microwaves didn't have rotating trays. It isn't rocket science to turn the food once halfway through to get everything heated equally. Every time we've had to buy a new microwave has been due to a problem with rotation of sorts. A nice flat bottom can hold more food than the rotating tray. Then there's the gouges which turns into rust that gets into your food from the rotating wheels. And then there's the broken tray so you have to somehow balance your coffee cup in a corner and hope it doesn't fall over. Give me the non-rotation for a nice smooth bottom so there is never a worry about spilled coffee that can be place in the center for all around heat.

  • @cpljimmyneutron
    @cpljimmyneutron หลายเดือนก่อน +654

    You missed an incredibly important fact about microwaves and power level.
    You see... most microwaves do NOT scale power, at all. They just turn the magnetron on and off. For example at 50% power, they microwave cooks at full power half the time, and is actually off half the time.
    Enter the Inverter Microwave, they can actually scale power, so cooking at 50% is actually half power for the entire time.
    This difference between microwaves leads to extremely different cooking, and honestly, as a user of Inverter Microwaves for over a decade now, they are really so much better.
    And honestly, your results for this entire episode would be drastically different with an Inverter Microwave included.

    • @Keiuran
      @Keiuran หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Isn't the Panasonic an inverter based microwave?

    • @cpljimmyneutron
      @cpljimmyneutron หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      @@Keiuran Panasonic does make Inverter Microwaves, but they say Inverter right on front. I have one.

    • @chrismayer3919
      @chrismayer3919 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Call me an Orc👹 but I typically don’t bother with nuking my food anymore; I just wait for it to defrost for a few minutes, the eat it totally raw!

    • @Shiskabobber1
      @Shiskabobber1 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

      He glossed over power settings so fast it was sad. I was thinking the same thing. Reduced power is how pro's do it.

    • @Brynn_Wood
      @Brynn_Wood หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I think you will ring most new microwaves are inverter ones.

    @PCENES หลายเดือนก่อน +428

    When Matpat originally revealed Food Theory, I thought the concept was kind of ridiculous, but I genuinely think I look forward to these videos more than the other channels now.

    • @Bowserjrwisard
      @Bowserjrwisard 28 วันที่ผ่านมา +21

      Same here. I *sometimes* skip some theories on the other channels, but I swear I've never left a Food Theory unwatched. Some of them I haven't watched completely, but tuned in nonetheless.

    • @aziezz
      @aziezz 28 วันที่ผ่านมา +17

      Probably because food theory actually helps us in real life situations.

    • @havic5281
      @havic5281 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +11

      I kinda feel like the Food Theory Channel is more adult than the other theory episodes, and even though I grew up on game theory, but Iv just grow up now and I think food theory appeals more to a mature audience than the others do

    • @eggtarts286
      @eggtarts286 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +12

      Food theory is the best. After all, the way into someone's heart is through their stomach.

    • @taylorwolfram3871
      @taylorwolfram3871 27 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • @kimberlywilliams931
    @kimberlywilliams931 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +59

    One of the things I learned from my dad, who was in appliance repair for 30 years, you do not put your items in the dead center. Put them closer to one edge or the other. My frozen stuff has turned out much better using this method

    • @tabitharust304
      @tabitharust304 17 วันที่ผ่านมา +18

      Yep. I was surprised he didn't mention that in the video, because it's usually something most people don't know! It cooks more evenly on the edge because it is not staying in one place.

    • @thejinn99
      @thejinn99 7 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

      Interesting, thanks for sharing this. I always hated how sometimes things would boil over, and I guess to prevent that I learned on my own to change the power level. Now, I had no idea that inverter type microwaves could *actually* do power levels, since every microwave I've ever seen only seem to turn the microwave on and off. For example, the calculation I do in my head now is, "I'm trying to heat said thing for 1 minute." What I'll do is set it on 2 minutes at 50%. Good thing there is so much gold in the comments and I'm learning things like there are inverter type microwaves. I just wonder how that'll change how things cook.

    • @stinkycheese804
      @stinkycheese804 7 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      That is largely irrelevant with microwaves that use a turntable. It was more relevant before they did, or when they used a metal fan blade assembly in the top that spun not to produce wind but to more evenly distribute the microwaves, yet didn't do nearly as good a job of that, as the turntable does.

    • @MsHojat
      @MsHojat 2 วันที่ผ่านมา +5

      @@stinkycheese804kind of wrong. The whole reason they bring this up is because it's something the turntable does not fix. In a microwave without a turntable it won't actually matter where you put the object since you don't know where the hot and cold spots will be (or at least presuming that you don't somehow know).
      With the turntable it helps reduce the hot spots and cold spots, but it won't do anything for the direct center of rotation, because that area will not be moving.

    • @Machtyn
      @Machtyn วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      That's because you've get less distance traveled closer to the center. So there's not much variance in the wave distribution there.

  • @Pystro
    @Pystro 6 วันที่ผ่านมา +10

    There's one important reason for using low power settings that you didn't mention: Ice absorbs microwaves significantly worse than liquid water. So if you dump heat very quickly into your frozen meal, then the anti-nodes will heat up (and soon melt) only some spots. But as soon as you have molten spots, most microwaves pass straight through the ice and get absorbed by mostly only the spots that are already molten.
    Generally, using full power is fine if you want to heat up something where it's fine if the heat gets dumped into some parts and is then allowed to spread, or if it's fine for the hot parts to get so hot that some of the power is lost to generating steam. (Liquids and things that are already defrosted most importantly.)
    While lower power settings are good for when you don't want any part of your food to get too hot, since it gives every batch of heat time to spread before adding more (literally; most microwaves simply switch on and off repeatedly). Getting butter soft and heating up cheese (where you want to avoid the melting) are indeed good examples, but also defrosting things that aren't supposed to get to "steaming hot" temperatures.

    • @DrunkenUFOPilot
      @DrunkenUFOPilot วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      Some of the frozen lunches I heat have instruction saying to heat for (x) minutes full power, peel back the cover to stir, than zap for (y) minutes at half power. But maybe the first two or three minutes shouldn't be at full power, instead twice as long at half power. So the full procedure might be: four minutes at 50%, two minutes at full, peel back and stir, then final two minutes at 50%.

  • @jnonymous
    @jnonymous หลายเดือนก่อน +318

    As someone who has experimented with the power level button for years, lower settings are WAY MORE USEFUL than just in niche cases. Maybe this is applicable to only my microwave (Panasonic Inverter 1200W, w/ rotator), but I figured I'd share my findings with my fellow theorists.
    Do you suffer from cold spots after nuking it on high, and end up having to microwave it more anyway? Double the time and cut the power level in half. Once it's done, you can just eat.
    Do you suffer from steam mushifying your leftovers on high for 1.5 minutes? Set power level to 1 and microwave for about 10x as long (15 minutes). It's slow compared to microwaves on high, but it's still faster than using an oven. The goal is to gradually heat it up without letting it steam too much. The steam is what mushifies everything.
    *Edit: I have only used these methods for precooked foods.*
    Also, I have received two replies which seem to be blocked. I'll copy them below:
    Pedro Franca replied: _"High power also makes the middle of whatever you're doing get dry, and it destroys any mozzarella I place on it for more than 15s, making it crispy and not melty. Low power is a tool I should... [TH-cam cuts off the preview]"_
    V L replied: _"To me, varying the power level is the most game-changing pro-tip and I am surprised the video did not mention it at all! To reheat meat, I use power level 5 to 8 depending on how delicate it is, ... [TH-cam cuts off the preview]"_

    • @pedroff_1
      @pedroff_1 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      High power also makes the middle of whatever you're doing get dry, and it destroys any mozzarella I place on it for more than 15s, making it crispy and not melty. Low power is a tool I should appreciate and use more

    • @vltree
      @vltree หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      To me, varying the power level is the most game-changing pro-tip and I am surprised the video did not mention it at all!
      To reheat meat, I use power level 5 to 8 depending on how delicate it is, to prevent it from getting tough. I also keep a spray bottle nearby and almost always mist the leftovers before heating to freshen it up.

    • @ToyKeeper
      @ToyKeeper หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Yeah, the lower power settings are great for all sorts of stuff. In particular, lasagna. Cook it two or three times as long, at half or a third as much power, and it turns out way better.

    • @Phlip45
      @Phlip45 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      The reason the cold spots go away on lower power levels is because the heat has time to move throughout the food's hot spots.
      Nuking on high is the equivalent of pouring a bucket of boiling water on a bathtub full ice then jumping in, versus pouring that same water on the ice and then waiting until it mixes together.

    • @Chronicler9
      @Chronicler9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I definitely want to see Food Theory cover this :3

  • @MrRhombus
    @MrRhombus หลายเดือนก่อน +403

    That intro with Santi pulling us out of the microwave got me
    I have not seen an express option or a turn-knob thing for power level on any of my microwaves

    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @citriosis
      @citriosis หลายเดือนก่อน +22

      Man I love how relevant the replies are to the comment that you posted and it's not filled with bot accounts made by some random with no hobby. Anyway, I'm gonna report these guys now. Gotta love that TH-cam flat out doesn't care.

    • @CrazedKen
      @CrazedKen หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I was so confused like santa? There is no santa, it’s santi

    • @MrRhombus
      @MrRhombus หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@CrazedKen oh wait….. XD I didn’t notice.

    • @pedroff_1
      @pedroff_1 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I've never seen one with knobs, but power level is an option that, albeit rarely used, I see a lot, and it's perfect for defrosting, as you usually want low power for longer periods in that case. The "express" button he mentions is almost always a +30s feature on the "start" button if you don't input any time before pressing it, or if you press it while it's still running.
      Fun fact, apparently magnetrons can't regulate their output, so the power level just means the magnetron will switch on and off multiple times to average that percentage of time being on

  • @Matteh
    @Matteh 28 วันที่ผ่านมา +22

    Back in the mid 2000s, one of my friends mom gave me an old microwave from the 70s, came with a metal rack and thorough instructions. The *usable* metal rack blew my mind. The recipe for a whole turkey in the instruction & recipe book shattered reality as I knew it, it worked, and it was pretty tasty. Broke my heart when that apartment flooded and killed the microwave. I still use the tricks I learned from cooking with it.

    • @egg_bun_
      @egg_bun_ 25 วันที่ผ่านมา

      That sounds amazing

    • @awackocrank
      @awackocrank 19 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      I have had hybrid microwaves that have a "browning element" which is a conventional heating element in addition to the microwave. Those ovens have the metal racks and porcelain enamel interiors. Some restaurants have what they call "convection ovens", that in reality get most of their heating from microwave energy and not hot air blown on the food. Who would want to pay for something made ahead of time at a restaurant and then gets microwaved and then served? The customer never knows because the hybrid ovens work really well when they are used right.

    • @thejinn99
      @thejinn99 7 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Actually I purchased an old "cookbook" from the library book sale which was actually from one of the earliest Samsung microwave cookbook/manual thingies. It showed how to cook and use the microwave for all kinds of stuff that I couldn't even imagine. The cookbook, which I think was a way to teach people the new technology, even had the guy's original recipe in there. Now I'm going to read it in detail..

    • @SDWNJ
      @SDWNJ 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

      My family had a convention microwave many years ago. It had a metal turntable and came with two metal racks, one short and one tall.

    • @billygamer3941
      @billygamer3941 2 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      The rack(s) were of dimensions that were not resonant with the microwave frequency and therefore were invisible. Yes, we, too had that microwave cookbook and still do being a trove of interesting recipes.

  • @kraziecatclady
    @kraziecatclady 23 วันที่ผ่านมา +42

    Prolife tip: When you throw away the box your food is in, throw it in the trash in a manner that the cooking instructions are facing upward. Now you won't need to dig through the trash when you forget the cook time.

    • @stinkycheese804
      @stinkycheese804 7 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

      Better pro tip: Microwave food is usually meant to be cooked in the container it came in, and if it's not, stop throwing the container away before it is time to.
      In fact it is better to throw the container away with the bottom facing down because this makes more efficient use of your trash can, new material added can pile up inside that container instead of it creating a hollow cavity in the trash bag.

    • @petermccavington8232
      @petermccavington8232 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ​@stinkycheese804 get a life nobody gonna listen to your dumb recommendations lol

    • @EnviroSteward
      @EnviroSteward 3 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      ...don't throw it away until you're done with it. (?)

    • @Maintain_Decorum
      @Maintain_Decorum 2 วันที่ผ่านมา


    • @MsHojat
      @MsHojat 2 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Are you saying that you read the package while it's in the trash? for one thing that sounds difficult for people who don't have excellent vision (or even extra hassle for those that do), secondly that wouldn't be viable for people who keep their garbage in cabinets, and a lot less viable for people who have lids on their waste container as well. Third, you're going to be smelling trash the whole time you read it which is not pleasant. Fourth: just place it in a recycling bin (at least when it's cardboard). That way there shouldn't even be any risk of it getting dirty.
      Also what are you putting in the garbage bin that makes it so that a package placed right at the top of the container will get significantly dirty so quickly? Even if it gets dirty just rinse your hands off quickly; seems easier than sticking your head over the trash trying to read some crumpled wrapper.

  • @Ryu_D
    @Ryu_D หลายเดือนก่อน +263

    Definitely use the hearing method for your popcorn, but also make a note of how long it took, because there's a good chance that you can find find a reliable time that works almost perfectly every time, without having to focus on the microwave the entire time. It helps a lot when you wanna grab a drink or something while it pops.

    • @Kilofruit903
      @Kilofruit903 หลายเดือนก่อน

      This is not about matpat​@UTTPOfficerRonaldoCR7

    • @Nightingale_time
      @Nightingale_time หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Yup - I now know it takes 1:55 for my popcorn each time. It's nice to know!

    • @saberlike659
      @saberlike659 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Would also recommend iterating on it once you've found the right time. Try increasing the cook time by 1-2 seconds at a time until you find the line where it starts to burn. Then you can maximize the amount of kernels popped while also not having to pay attention (99 seconds is the sweet spot for my 1200W)

    • @makaylarice659
      @makaylarice659 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Yeah. I've learned to do this. And found out that I can cook any type of popcorn for 2:25-28 and it comes out perfectly.

    • @Ryu_D
      @Ryu_D หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@makaylarice659 Cool. It was 2:33 for me. I wonder if it's a difference between our microwaves, or if the time range for perfect popcorn just happens to cover both our results.

  • @LoVeRuty
    @LoVeRuty หลายเดือนก่อน +117

    You just solved a decade long family feud. Popcorn button vs. listening to the pop!
    Thank you

    • @DeadStawker
      @DeadStawker หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      What blows my mind is that in 10 years of experience there wasn't a clear winner

    • @wmdkitty
      @wmdkitty หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      I have the time down to the second. 2 min 20 sec.

    • @kamo7293
      @kamo7293 หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • @aspecreviews
      @aspecreviews หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      KitchenAid's popcorn buttons use microphones to listen for a delay between pops.

  • @BestLittleStudio
    @BestLittleStudio 25 วันที่ผ่านมา +6

    At 9:50 You have the hot pocket sleeve in the "I'm eating it leave me alone" position.
    You are suposed to center it over the hot pocket whicle cooking, then pull it out, let it cvool a bit, THEN fold up the bottom to hold it.
    As for the lasagna, you also are supposed to open one corner of the plastic to allow steam to escape so it does not explode.
    You need to follow the package directions my man.

  • @clarehidalgo
    @clarehidalgo 25 วันที่ผ่านมา +5

    Also Air popper has always been my number 1 for popcorn

  • @Tempestwolf79
    @Tempestwolf79 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

    There are a couple more microwave tips I can think of that I am surprised did not make the episode.
    1. 10-15 secs (depending on your unit) can quickly bring a pastry or muffin back to life. I use this all the time to buy day old donuts and I can pretty consistently bring them back to near fresh for up to about 4 days.
    2. Steam is your friend. This trick works best for pasta and rice leftovers. Before reheating in your microwave splash a little water inside the container. Then loosely put the lid on top (for like a Tupperware container). Them reheat. Leftover pasta and rive tend to dry out a little in the fridge so splashing a little water in and putting the lid on top effectively makes a diy steamer. The steam also helps to make sure to even out any uneven cooking on your microwave, like Santi pointed out. This will get you perfectly reheated pasta and rice everytime.

  • @shane75167
    @shane75167 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +4

    Thanks for the video! I'm curious if your 30-second-button hot pocket test was influenced from cooking items back to back? The rotating glass plate usually picks up alot of heat, it could be enough to change the final result.
    I would love to see an inverted microwave added to your test pool if you ever revisit this!

  • @KittyCatMeowMeowTime
    @KittyCatMeowMeowTime 26 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Glad to see y'all are getting a good amount of views. I was worried a bunch of people would leave when Mat Pat stepped back.
    Good luck y'all!

  • @danielsantiagourtado3430
    @danielsantiagourtado3430 หลายเดือนก่อน +290

    Suggestion: Best types of chocolate to use in cooking and those to eat on their own 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫

    • @Vi_Vi_1
      @Vi_Vi_1 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Oooh that's a good one!

    • @accelgortuss4573
      @accelgortuss4573 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      For eating it’s just preference, the darker you go, the healthier. As for baking, it always depends on the recipe.

    • @jayedith9398
      @jayedith9398 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Chocolate for cooking, and chocolate for snacking are kept in different aisles... Why would they make a video on this?

    • @Ironattheend
      @Ironattheend หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      That's a great idea! I bake *a lot* so I have my favorites, but I'm always worried there's really good chocolate out there that I'm missing out on just because it's not on the baking aisle!

    • @synthwav_
      @synthwav_ หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@@jayedith9398 probably to see if the chocolate meant for immediate eating is tasty in cooking as well? it'd be interesting

  • @eric98292
    @eric98292 หลายเดือนก่อน +50

    I use the baked potato function a lot. Works well if you poke it all over, rub it in a little oil, salt and pepper. The popcorn button never goes long enough. The butter soften works well. The butter melt function makes your butter explode.

  • @RickySTT
    @RickySTT 4 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    You just explained to me why the pizza button I found on a hotel microwave ruined my pizza.
    I had to run to my kitchen to see if my microwave has a popcorn button etc., because I never use those things, and I honestly didn’t know. It does have them. I didn’t bother to look inside to see if it has a steam sensor, because between my hotel experiment and this video, I have no intention of ever using those buttons.

  • @CCKaraoke
    @CCKaraoke 2 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    I only ever use lower power settings on my microwave. The reason I do this is that the hotter parts of the food naturally spread their heat to the neighboring colder spots. I always end up with a more evenly cooked meal by allowing more time for the food to heat up slowly.

  • @HeyItsHarsh
    @HeyItsHarsh หลายเดือนก่อน +115

    I'm sad that the power button was glossed over, when I believe that is one of the most important buttons on a microwave that most people don't know how to use.
    Changing the power level to 50% doesn't change the wattage for a 1100W microwave to 550w, rather the heating is on only 50% of the time. Why is this useful? Microwaves only heat up the top layer of your food. Ever wonder why sometimes your food comes out melting lava on top and frozen inside? That's why. How do you fix that? Power levels. By setting the power to 50%, your microwave will cycle heat on and off in equal amounts of time. This let's the heat in your food travel from the top to cooler regions, and then repeats the process. It's actually very useful, not just for heating soups, but other larger peices of food. Would love a follow up to try using power levels to cook hot pockets, you might find that reducing the power might not make it melt your tongue like you're used to.

    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน

      MATPAT‎ WON‎'T‎ BE‎ MI‎SSED‎ L‎OL(+=

    • @lordyathnon
      @lordyathnon หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Came here to say the same thing. When the video said "you're all using microwaves wrong", i figured adjusting power levels was gonna be tuh crux of the episode. Instead the power button was slandered.

    • @vltree
      @vltree หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Totally agree, varying the power level is the most game-changing pro-tip using the microwave. The second best tip would be misting the food with a spray bottle before heating, to help with freshening up leftovers.

    • @michaelgasperik4319
      @michaelgasperik4319 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Well, that was a bunch of unnecessary replies. I completely agree, I actually just wrote out a whole, large comment saying the same thing, but I guess you beat me to it, lol.

  • @karmawhitewolf6947
    @karmawhitewolf6947 หลายเดือนก่อน +211

    I am so proud of you Sanji for uploading this video because now I can actually be able to show this video to my mother and since because it has captions my mother is deaf so this will actually greatly help her learn how to use the microwave better

    • @urgay1992
      @urgay1992 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Your deaf mother will really appreciate the tip about listening for the popcorn pops.

    • @TheFistOfNuevaYork
      @TheFistOfNuevaYork หลายเดือนก่อน +37

      lol his name is Santi, not Sanji, but as a One Piece fan, I salute you 🫡

    • @JuanPiece.
      @JuanPiece. หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Lol Sanji

    • @JuanPiece.
      @JuanPiece. หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      And he runs food theory

    • @orangeoranges-mw2sb
      @orangeoranges-mw2sb 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      @@TheFistOfNuevaYork woah so ur like a fan built out of a compliant mechanism?

  • @RRonco
    @RRonco วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Chocolate melts in man's pocket: Doh!
    Chocolate melts in Raytheon engineer's pocket: must be this doohickey, for I am a stone cold engineer, incapable of mammalian love

  • @91pixiegurl
    @91pixiegurl 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Santi!!! Im so happy that you have carried on the food theory legacy!
    Food theory and game theory will have a place in my heart😊

  • @TheGrossDemon
    @TheGrossDemon หลายเดือนก่อน +193

    No one can replace Matt, but oh boy do I love the personailities each host brings to the channel.

    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @iNicoIas
      @iNicoIas หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Can yall shut up about MatPat, like bruh it’s been a month!

    • @iNicoIas
      @iNicoIas หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      MATPAT‎ WON‎'T‎ BE‎ MI‎SSED‎ L‎OL&~=*

    • @KirbyLovesKake-hg8gl
      @KirbyLovesKake-hg8gl หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@iNicoIaswth why-

    • @GlowwingHeart
      @GlowwingHeart หลายเดือนก่อน +1


  • @Brad294
    @Brad294 หลายเดือนก่อน +119

    Technology Connections and theory fan here. So glad you finally referenced an amazing TH-cam channel that's basically not just another theorist for technology, but just a genreal amazing fellow.
    Two of my worlds have collided, and I am so happy about that.
    Edit: Forgot to show where they mention (or should say, show) TechnologyConnections. 11:28 - 11:34

    • @sevenofzach
      @sevenofzach หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I have ADHD and totally missed where he referenced them lol

    • @Brad294
      @Brad294 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@sevenofzach I apologize, I say when they reference, I mean visually reference from 11:28 - 11:34. I edited my original post to clarify this fact.

    • @sevenofzach
      @sevenofzach หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@Brad294 Oh thanks! I was mostly listening so I wouldn't have noticed anyway. Totally a TC fan here too!

    • @Vyzard
      @Vyzard หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      I was getting deja vu as the video went on. Then i realised Alec has already covered this, so I'm glad they gave him a shout-out

    • @crazyisthename5018
      @crazyisthename5018 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Im not even at that part yet & the episode just felt like it was inspired by Technology Connections, it made me happy, lol

  • @pchawkmin6337
    @pchawkmin6337 26 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    Tiniest little mosh pit has got to be my favorite line from this episode

  • @andy_mir
    @andy_mir 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +6

    Eyy, love the enthusiasm, and the highs and lows in your voice, feels like you're enjoying these :) I hope you keep it up :)

  • @adultnewborn3460
    @adultnewborn3460 หลายเดือนก่อน +45

    Santi definitely deserved this job. Not saying everyone else who took over the other Theorist channels didn’t. But man, Santi really just embodies the spirit of a theory channel that they all had with MatPat. While I’ll miss him running everything, Food Theorists are in great hands. I kinda wish Austin was still around and got to take over Game Theorists though. Always loved the content when he was around.

  • @tauntingeveryone7208
    @tauntingeveryone7208 หลายเดือนก่อน +89

    12:06 i was not expecting a hotdiggedydemon reference. I had to rewind it to double check.

  • @vickramsingh5814
    @vickramsingh5814 6 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    as soon as the popping of the popcorn starts to slow down it is done whatever you do don't feel like you gotta wait a little longer cause for me its perfect every time.

  • @jessicaswenson7212
    @jessicaswenson7212 19 วันที่ผ่านมา +5

    You’re microwaving those hot pockets wrong! It’s no wonder the crusts were falling apart. You’re supposed to cover them completely with the sleeve while they cook and only change the sleeve into the “carry mode” after they’re done cooking. 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • @sauvagess
    @sauvagess หลายเดือนก่อน +95

    I remember hearing all about the popcorn button and microwave features from the channel Technology Connections. Fascinating subject.

    • @AdamLmao
      @AdamLmao หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      I love that channel I would have never known you can get a microwave with a microphone just to listen for popcorn.

    • @user-fc9fs3sk4m
      @user-fc9fs3sk4m หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Anyone else has microwaves with no button for frozen pizza or popcorn? I have buttons for roast batata, fried rice, and boiled fungus. And yes I’m Asian.

    • @MatthewMS.
      @MatthewMS. หลายเดือนก่อน

      I’ve watched that video at least 2x. It was so interesting and well done. Great channel.

  • @alin_ilies
    @alin_ilies หลายเดือนก่อน +72

    5:50 Power in Watts = Energy (in Joule) / Time ( in seconds)

    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      MATPAT‎ WON‎'T‎ BE‎ MI‎SSED‎ L‎OL|}$

    • @aaronwang2605
      @aaronwang2605 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      thanks, I was gonna say that

    • @MrSetiman
      @MrSetiman หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • @karimalramlawi7228
      @karimalramlawi7228 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I just commented about it and then saw your comment😅

    • @mbabubak
      @mbabubak หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Was about to comment the same, and then i saw this

  • @PW.Skyline.V37
    @PW.Skyline.V37 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I always use the power level settings to more evenly heat up the food. I’ve become a master at using the microwave to cook food items because of being a bachelor and single weekend dad for most of my adult life.
    Lots of great info in this video tho 👍
    Also, I love Technology Connections. It’s an awesome channel!

  • @tatetells
    @tatetells 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Honestly loved this episode. Santiago is doing an excellent job❤ But is it just me or did Santi make this episode so he could write his new microwave off as a business expense?😂😂😂

  • @TheFistOfNuevaYork
    @TheFistOfNuevaYork หลายเดือนก่อน +142

    ⚠️Hello everyone!⚠️ Your friendly neighborhood Bait Police officer here to remind you not to reply to computers under comments! Replying to them makes TH-cam think that they’re real people.
    Things to do if you see a computer reply:
    1. Do NOT reply! I know it might be tempting to clap back as these computers tend to slander our favorite creators, like Santi here, but replying to them will fool the TH-cam algorithm into thinking that they’re real people.
    2. Report the comment either for “Unwanted commercial content or spam”, or for “Harassment and bullying.” (Either works, but if you try both a couple of times and the comment doesn’t get removed, try reporting for Hate Speech.)
    3. Block the account by going to their channel, first pressing the “Report” button to report the channel and then clicking “Hide this user from my channel” so that pesky computer account can’t reply to your comments anymore.
    Safe commenting, friends 🫡
    -Officer Miguel O’Hara of the Bait Police 💙🕷️♥️ (I swear it’s me, just rocking a Shanks pfp rn because he’s the GOAT)
    PS. I’m NOT a computer and if you reply, I will get back to you as soon as I can. Ask me literally anything, even something dumb like who my favorite One Piece character is. I swear I’m not a computer!
    Also, I am using the word “computer” instead of the “B O T” word in my comment and subsequent replies as the comments seem to get hidden for some reason when I use the latter 🤔 Please do the same so I can see your reply.

    • @LilDick-rx8no
      @LilDick-rx8no หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      hot dog

    • @TheFistOfNuevaYork
      @TheFistOfNuevaYork หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I see that I have a reply but YT is hiding it from me. I’m sorry to whoever that is.

    • @genralty
      @genralty หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ok but like who is your favorite tho 🤨

    • @TheFistOfNuevaYork
      @TheFistOfNuevaYork หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      All of my replies are being hidden currently. I have no clue what’s going on or why this is happening 🤔. Anyway, 🫡 for everyone.

    • @NopeNope-mh4ty
      @NopeNope-mh4ty หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Reporting doesn’t seem to do anything

  • @averagefamilydays6477
    @averagefamilydays6477 หลายเดือนก่อน +29

    So i noticed a small discrepancy in your hot pocket method. You cooked them with the sleeve closed at one end instead of open on both and the hot pocket in the center.

  • @underdog1425
    @underdog1425 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Santi I would have liked to see this experiment done between the set times and +30 timer done on two identical microwaves to remove any differences in cook times based on the lower wattage older one. I noticed this in your first episode, but you are a little fast. In talking, pacing, etc. I love your content so far, please keep it up. You are a blessing to Food Theory! Edit to add, I noticed that technology connections link. That's whats up, his content is incredible!!

  • @CrazyBear65
    @CrazyBear65 4 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    That was a very informative video, thanks. I didn't know that about the steam sensor.

  • @Pscribbled
    @Pscribbled หลายเดือนก่อน +87

    Sorry, science person here. 5:51 P=Watts/Time is wrong. P=Watts or P=Energy/Time
    What you probably want to say is that the energy induced by your microwave is the power multiplied by the time it cooked for, or E=Pt or Wh(watt hours)

    • @mikeyallen6758
      @mikeyallen6758 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      Thank god someone else already mentioned this. I was close to going full caps lock on this one 😂

    • @NurioMarayana
      @NurioMarayana หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      Actually, Santi said it right if you only listen to the words he said. But it was the editor who wrote it down and animated it wrong

    • @joshhickman77
      @joshhickman77 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

      If you want to be Very Science, we could say watt-hours is a redundant unit and we could just use joules.

    • @crawfy48
      @crawfy48 26 วันที่ผ่านมา +5

      Props for pointing that out, the spoken words were correct, but the equation on the screen was wrong

    • @waynekeith6833
      @waynekeith6833 24 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      Physics teacher here. I suspect the animator found the equation P = W/t and assumed W was watts rather than work, which is measured in joules. It definitely is confusing to students and other non-experts that W the variable is energy and W the unit is power. I do wish they'd consulted someone who knows the science for this episode, there were several times when things were not well explained due probably to a lack of deep knowledge by the writer. I'm still not sure exactly what the problem is with the 30 second button if you're using full power. The power ramps up more slowly if you put the full time in? Magnatrons don't throttle, as others have pointed out they just turn on and off. I suspect this is a very brand-dependent thing but he didn't go deep enough down that particular rabbit hole.

  • @donutchan8114
    @donutchan8114 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

    I remember someone pointing out that most of us have never seen an ad for microwaves. Ive never even seen a foodtuber get sponsored by microwave manufacturers, and ive seen ads for pizza ovens.

    • @aniyilator
      @aniyilator หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      That's actually true, I wonder why that's a thing. It's not like there aren't hundreds of different microwave brands and models just like every other appliance--do they just comfortably rely on word of mouth?

    • @treasure9342
      @treasure9342 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      They don't make ads for the reason, cause they know that nobody needs convincing to buy a microwave.......so why make an ad if somebody will buy it no matter what?

    • @ariesearthdragon
      @ariesearthdragon หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@aniyilator I think their "advertising" is mostly done by store employees who are paid with commission.

    • @urgay1992
      @urgay1992 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I can't remember seeing many ads from the manufacturers of microwaves, but stores that sell them definitely advertise them.

    • @Niiixxxx
      @Niiixxxx 5 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Or toasters, or washing machine, or dryers, or dishwashers - not here in Australia anyway.

  • @RutabegaNG
    @RutabegaNG 19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thanks for the reminder of why I cook popcorn on the stove and use my toaster oven to reheat. Just the thought of microwave popcorn is giving me flashbacks to a stink in the office that's almost as bad as reheating fish.
    I do still use it, it is actually best for quickly heating up tortillas, so still helpful and informative.

  • @inkling1474
    @inkling1474 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    santi is doing a great job with these
    you cant dream of a better person to be the new host of food theroy

  • @apeculiarperson114
    @apeculiarperson114 หลายเดือนก่อน +43

    11:59 Omg I didn’t expect the Brain Dump reference!!! That made my day 😂

  • @aaaaaaa880
    @aaaaaaa880 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

    Props to Food Theory for single handedly carrying my grades in home economics. I get straight 20/20s every time we write a test because I've essentially memorized the whole matterial from watching this channel so much.

  • @peterdavies5358
    @peterdavies5358 วันที่ผ่านมา

    When I went to college in the UK as a telecommunications engineer we were told that some pigeons had nested in the ariel horn from a microwave communications link and it was these pigeons who were unintentionally cooked, leading engineers to realise the cooking potential of the microwave. This story was certainly presented with more authority than your chocolate/popcorn hypothesis so, which is the correct story.

  • @0nfir34h1m
    @0nfir34h1m 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Appliance repair tech here. Some (mostly older) microwaves have a pop sensor instead of that steam sensor. You can imagine how much more of the kernals were properly popped in comparison.
    Also, without having watched the video, I would imagine the steak in a dryer video worked out something like reverse searing it, depending on where the steak was placed. Although I would never do this because of dryer sheets, lint, and the soap embedded in peoples clothes after washing because everyone uses too much soap.

  • @tonydabaweyne
    @tonydabaweyne หลายเดือนก่อน +145

    Top ten food theory episodes ever 100%

    • @NewYorkYankeesUTTP
      @NewYorkYankeesUTTP หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @xtremeyoylecake
      @xtremeyoylecake หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @OfficerRobGronkowskiUTTPwhat content? 😂

    • @microwave_oven
      @microwave_oven หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • @ludm1la
      @ludm1la หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@@xtremeyoylecake they're literally losers 😂 but like don't talk to it cuz then TH-cam thinks they're real people lol

  • @Xyloma7a
    @Xyloma7a หลายเดือนก่อน +79

    bro food theory is the only one of the theory channels that i actually kept watching this guy is so good at this

    • @Xyloma7a
      @Xyloma7a หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @OfficerRobGronkowskiUTTP what 💀

    • @el_gato8109
      @el_gato8109 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      Bro they are all good, plus the interactions between the channels are some of the highlights, just give the rest a chance again.
      "Have some faith arthur"-dutch vanderlin

    • @sweg-man200
      @sweg-man200 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@Xyloma7aIt’s a bot.

    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน

      MATPAT‎ WON‎'T‎ BE‎ MI‎SSED‎ L‎OL{_&^

    • @DarkBlazeXY
      @DarkBlazeXY หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Same but for me it was this and game theory. They are both doing great.
      Not that the others are not but I'm not as interested in film theory and even less style theory.

  • @InkKnightYT
    @InkKnightYT 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    ...I am now going to make myself some popcorn 🤣
    Thank you for the lovely video!

    • @InkKnightYT
      @InkKnightYT 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

      (nevermind, we're out XD
      next time...)

  • @lavenderfana3137
    @lavenderfana3137 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You’re doing a really good job taking over food theory

  • @cjrensh
    @cjrensh หลายเดือนก่อน +18

    Huge tip for reheating pizza in the microwave. Put a damp paper towel over the pizza. It'll help your pizza not get all soggy and dried out

    • @microwave_oven
      @microwave_oven หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @K.Arashi
      @K.Arashi หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      i like to fill the a mug with a bit of water and stick it in there with the pizza

    • @dannydaw59
      @dannydaw59 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Toaster oven is better. The crust comes out crunchy instead of soggy.

    • @cjrensh
      @cjrensh หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@dannydaw59 Yeah Toaster Oven is the way! I need a better one though lol

    • @cjrensh
      @cjrensh หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@K.Arashi that's actually a really smart idea

  • @sevenofzach
    @sevenofzach หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    Love the episode, now I need Technology Connections to research this 30 second button cooking difference 😂

    • @giovanitassi1437
      @giovanitassi1437 6 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      And I must add that Technology Connections already has a popcorn episode where he shows off an old microwave that can "hear" when popcorn is ready.

  • @southunknown
    @southunknown 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    9:09 I’m in tears. I’ve been trying to find someone outside of my immediate family who says ‘nuking it,’ when microwaving something. I don’t feel insane anymore. Thank you Santi. 😢

    • @UziDoorman-19
      @UziDoorman-19 20 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      My family calls it "Nuking it" too, so you are not crazy!

  • @captain_chocolate
    @captain_chocolate 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    Whenever I hear up pizza in the microwave something interesting happens. If I put 30 seconds it comes out room temperature, but if I put 20 seconds then do another 10 seconds after it's done it'll come out hot. It's the same whether that 20 seconds is 10, 30, or 40 too.

  • @entropic-decay
    @entropic-decay หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    depending on the microwave, the popcorn button can actually be good for microwave popcorn. the main reason microwave popcorn packets say to not use it is because they *don't know what microwave you have,* and thus they say not to use it as a precaution.
    the easiest way to know is to potentially sacrifice a bag of popcorn to check, and see if it's undercooked, overcooked, or just right. some microwaves have different sensing systems for the popcorn function, such as a microphone that's turned on to use for listening for sharp, sudden sounds - the pops - thus emulating the suggested "listen to pops" method.

    • @alephnole7009
      @alephnole7009 24 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      My microwave has sensors and I make popcorn all the time.
      And 90% of the time 2 minutes perfectly cooks a bag.
      But sometimes it randomly stops 45 seconds early and I then get a half cooked bag.
      And if I try to start it again it then burns.

    • @timhartherz5652
      @timhartherz5652 22 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Not every microwave has steam or pop sensors, most don't.
      Follow the instructions on the packaging until you figured out the right time for yours.
      It usually goes like: Input max recommended time and blast it wit full power until the kernels start to pop, then listen until time between pops increased to about 2 Seconds, and stop the microwave.
      Use remaining time on display to calculate how much time it actually took, and use this time in the future.

  • @LukeTheNotSoFunnyCheetoMan
    @LukeTheNotSoFunnyCheetoMan หลายเดือนก่อน +48

    The only thing that gets annoying about microwaves is when I have a timer on for the oven but if I want to reheat something while waiting for 30 seconds it adds time to the timer

    • @KingofADHD
      @KingofADHD หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      I pretty much always use my phone for timers

    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน

      MATPAT‎ WON‎'T‎ BE‎ MI‎SSED‎ L‎OL=|~

    • @ked49
      @ked49 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      “Time cook” is a button.

    • @LadyOnikara
      @LadyOnikara หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Our microwave can use the timer and cook at the same time.

    • @SuprousOxide
      @SuprousOxide 13 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      Even though I have a combined microwave+conventional oven, the microwave's cook timer, the oven's cook timer and the general timer are all independent of each other (though I've never tried to use all 3 at once...)

  • @user-qx2fd8ej2e
    @user-qx2fd8ej2e 18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Had to go check after you mentioned it. I use 13 of the buttons on my microwave on a regular basis.
    My microwave is 900-watts and I actually do the math to adjust the cooking time for it.

  • @lmXela
    @lmXela 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    My favorite button is the sensor reheat, perfectly cooks my food every time im reheating food!

  • @sweg-man200
    @sweg-man200 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

    2:29 Oh believe me, Mr. Santi, if you want to talk about the greatest inventions made by accident, look no further than gunpowder. What was supposed to be an attempt at making an elixir of immortality from Chinese alchemists, ended up blowing up in their faces, literally! Now thanks to that, we have fireworks, artillery, and guns. Accidental discoveries are the best!

    • @riethereaper
      @riethereaper หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Elixirs turning into weapons. Truly marvelous.

    • @josiahgames2134
      @josiahgames2134 หลายเดือนก่อน

      these bots are the reason so many people believe in dead internet theory

  • @ZArocket
    @ZArocket หลายเดือนก่อน +83

    So…speaking of microwaves…I’m in college and my Suitemate had a damp shirt. So, as one does, he stuck it in the microwave. Thankfully it didn’t burn our dorm down, however his shirt seemed to grow (even though it was still wet). Possible style theory is all I’m saying

    • @KBRoller
      @KBRoller หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      I mean... he basically did the same as a steam iron, but less flat 😂

    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน

      MATPAT‎ WON‎'T‎ BE‎ MI‎SSED‎ L‎OL_@_&

    • @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal
      @UTTPisBetterThanDannoCal หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @NbNgMOD
      @NbNgMOD หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Im not that knowledgeable in material growing in the presence of heat through electromagnatic radiation, however I can presume that unlike the dryer it gets heated up through electrons, which may have an impact due to rapid change in temperature, cold things getting hot faster can stretch the material.

  • @Mallards_are_nice
    @Mallards_are_nice 22 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    6:25 this seems like one of the math problems like Joshua buys 48.91652 apples how many apples doesn’t he have?

  • @clemensruis
    @clemensruis 20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    My current microwave actually doesn't have a spinning plate. It distributes the waves with some other tricks.
    My previous microwave actually also had a built-in convenction heater and broiler/grill function. If I had the space for that one, I'd still use it.

  • @arandomfan2
    @arandomfan2 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +268

    I...Dont have a microwave......

    • @Distroyer22222
      @Distroyer22222 23 วันที่ผ่านมา +11

      Well i got one but not with that many buttons...

    • @Catlover35.0
      @Catlover35.0 20 วันที่ผ่านมา +3


    • @ashyshre
      @ashyshre 17 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      same tho

    • @rastathebanana
      @rastathebanana 17 วันที่ผ่านมา +17

      jeez, where do you live? North Korea?

    • @chris1991
      @chris1991 16 วันที่ผ่านมา +4


  • @app0the
    @app0the หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    I expected to see Technology Connections footage here and you did not disappoint

  • @thedarkwolf25
    @thedarkwolf25 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    There is a difference between the power settings. The magnetron can only be on or off, it can't adjust on a scale like you might think. As a result changing your power settings on your microwave makes the magnetron tick off and back on again after a delay. This is actually a really good way to ensure that your food is evenly heated if heating up something large or dense, by setting it to a longer time and lowering the power. It's best to play around with it but once you figure it out it makes it easier to get something reheated thoroughly.

  • @tookymax
    @tookymax 16 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    Summary : When cooking popcorn, if the pause between pops has increased to 2 seconds, it's done and you can stop it. Good to know.

  • @cheesebiscuits6323
    @cheesebiscuits6323 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    When I cook popcorn, I set it to ten minutes and stop it around the seven minute mark manually when it stops popping. Very precise and guarantees the best results.

  • @PurpleSpaceAlien
    @PurpleSpaceAlien หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    This is the episode I’ve been waiting for!!!!

  • @jadyynstarlight9851
    @jadyynstarlight9851 4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The one important thing you didn’t mention is using one of those plastic covers over your food while microwaving. It reduces splatter, but also the steam inside that helps heat your food or whatever.

  • @Cenomercy
    @Cenomercy 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    His voice is so much gentle ❤

  • @joetemreels_828
    @joetemreels_828 หลายเดือนก่อน +84

    I was JUST microwaving something, and right before I press the button, I get this notification lol

    • @JB77772
      @JB77772 หลายเดือนก่อน +4


    • @Bag_of_Bread
      @Bag_of_Bread หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Well, you better use this information wisely

    • @JustinasJan
      @JustinasJan หลายเดือนก่อน

      I have a high class microwave. It’s has time, heating and extra props.

    • @kaylaHat
      @kaylaHat หลายเดือนก่อน

      Were you gonna do it the right way

    • @FoodTheory
      @FoodTheory  หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      What a well-timed coincidence!

  • @newbiegamelover4767
    @newbiegamelover4767 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    I've been using an air fryer to cook my Hot Pockets. It gives me a crispier crust while also actually warming up the cheese inside.

    • @Professor_Brie
      @Professor_Brie หลายเดือนก่อน

      Weirdly enough for me, whenever I've microwaved a hotpocket I've had no issues within being hot throughout the whole thing, but when I air fry it the center is completely cold.

  • @Idiomatick
    @Idiomatick 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    When I was a kid my parents had microwave popcorn down to a science. 3:23. That, for that microwave, that brand of corn, in that popper was perfect. It usually left about 5 or 6 kernels.

  • @Redvinetv
    @Redvinetv หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    The only question that I have that I am genuinely needing answers by the Food Theory Team is... Why are we not cooking the Hot pockets properly covered completely in the cooking sleeve??? Were instructions followed properly and were the Hot pockets left in the sleeve to finish cooking for 2 minutes after removing from the microwave? 🤔

    • @55minecraft
      @55minecraft หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Hot Pockets sadly don't come with the sleeve anymore! the packaging says some nonsense about them (adlibbing) "making the crust just as crispy without the sleve" but i think it's just to save on packaging costs. It sucks because it really does change how you eat a hot pocket and it just doesn't feel right ;w;

    • @Redvinetv
      @Redvinetv หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@55minecraft where do you live? I purchase Hot pockets regularly and they always come with the sleeve.

    • @jessicaswenson7212
      @jessicaswenson7212 19 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Thank you! I noticed them cooking them wrong too and was scouring the comments to see if anyone else noticed.

  • @xrapidfirex1695
    @xrapidfirex1695 หลายเดือนก่อน +95

    "Not all microwaves are created equal"

    • @Josh23838
      @Josh23838 หลายเดือนก่อน +9


    • @KamDaManWasTaken
      @KamDaManWasTaken หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      ​I asked @UTTPOfficerRonaldoCR7

    • @YllidTheLoonyDog
      @YllidTheLoonyDog หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@KamDaManWasTakenDon’t reply to them

    • @yahiamice_cantaloupe
      @yahiamice_cantaloupe หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@YllidTheLoonyDog why not may I ask? ( I don't know why not)

    • @vxicepickxv
      @vxicepickxv หลายเดือนก่อน

      No. It's literally just engineering and manufacturing.

  • @tmym6374
    @tmym6374 3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That microwave sound in the video was evil, I thought my microwave was actually going off 😂

  • @Chunamunch
    @Chunamunch 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    For popcorn, I grew up learning to press the popcorn button and then listen (preset time and then listening basically, just using the button still) and it's fairly good every time.
    As for cooking, I would always follow instructions and heat up a bit more if needed, and if reheating, 15-30 second increments and stirring until done.
    Also adding a cup of water can help keep moisture and keeps anything from getting too dry.

  • @poggle123
    @poggle123 หลายเดือนก่อน +9


  • @jessicasewell8773
    @jessicasewell8773 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    This is my favorite food theory episode! I have learned so much about using the microwave. I also feel seen from spaming the 30 second button and constantly checking the instructions on thrown out packaging.

  • @Trifler500
    @Trifler500 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm glad I've been using the +30 Seconds button correctly. However, I didn't know about the popcorn info, so that was great. :)

  • @TheHellis
    @TheHellis 24 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    I always make sure there are a large chunk of unpopped popcorn.
    I love eating them.
    They have to have been boiled, but not popped.
    You carefully remove the outer shell and then slowly eat the corn.
    You need to have 5-10 of them in your mouth at the same time to make sure you keep yourself occupied with carefully eating just the outer part each time, otherwise it will stick in your teeth.

  • @hello_kitty5501
    @hello_kitty5501 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    I’m from the uk and on out microwaves don’t have buttons for certain food you also have to pick the time but pressing a + and - button which starts you automatically on 1:00 and goes down I 5 seconds per press. You also pick the Watts on the front the highest number is usually 900w to 60w.

    • @mage1439
      @mage1439 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I've never heard of a 60w microwave. My light bulbs are higher wattage than that (well, theoretically, you know how bulbs now use x amount of watts but put out y amount of watts worth of light).

  • @_mars_in_space_
    @_mars_in_space_ หลายเดือนก่อน +26

    Toaster oven people down here 👇

    • @nietzschebietzsche
      @nietzschebietzsche วันที่ผ่านมา

      Toaster ovens rule. I used to make delicious cheese quesadillas and then my parents got rid of our toaster oven. Life has been qualitatively worse since. Microwave quesadillas are sad, flacid, soggy things.

  • @Booger414
    @Booger414 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I grew up with one of the first Amana Radar Ranges. I remember cooking whole meals in the microwave and using the browning element. We had quite a few microwave cook books also.

  • @S.E.C-R
    @S.E.C-R 2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I figured out by trial and error that 2.05 is the almost perfect time for my popcorn, 30 seconds more would be perfect but I don’t have a 30 second button. 60 seconds more burns it and even after watching this I still have no clue how to use use any of the other buttons except the button that opens the door! 😂

  • @ComputerRaid
    @ComputerRaid หลายเดือนก่อน +6


  • @DragonBreath7575
    @DragonBreath7575 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    11:58 I was not expecting to see Burnbot

    • @DefectoPerfect0
      @DefectoPerfect0 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Yes! Glad someone else got the reference.

    • @Zephyrius8
      @Zephyrius8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Same lol

    • @DefectoPerfect0
      @DefectoPerfect0 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Zephyrius8 a Nanachi profile picture. I see you're also a person of culture 😎

  • @lmXela
    @lmXela 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +5

    I HAVE been using my microwave correctly!

    • @SeeWhatIs
      @SeeWhatIs 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Whole life

    • @SeeWhatIs
      @SeeWhatIs 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

      In correctness

  • @Avengedsevenfoldrocks
    @Avengedsevenfoldrocks วันที่ผ่านมา

    2:22 has been a very lucky number 4 me.
    But yes I always listen for the popping to decrease

  • @notohkae
    @notohkae หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    i just want to say that santi is doing a great job at taking over food theory! well done

  • @brockbroadbent3722
    @brockbroadbent3722 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    I just press the add 30 seconds button

  • @TaytheTimeTraveler
    @TaytheTimeTraveler 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "But whether you have a fancy schmancy microwave..." *shows a toaster oven*

  • @MsHojat
    @MsHojat 2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    A very important thing that should have been covered in the video but was not was the fact that *many, or even most, microwaves do not have the capability to cook at different powers* (aside from maybe a defrost power). On such microwave appliances the "power" setting is just a setting that sets an on-off duty cycle. And these devices also have minimum times for the on/off cycle as well, so if you're cooling something at "40% power" setting for 20 seconds it will actually cook it for 10-20 seconds at 100% power (effectively 50-100% total energy output) instead of the 8 seconds on and 12 seconds off that it should "properly" be cooking for (ideally on and off every couple of seconds, but that wear out the electrical system too much which is why they have a minimum time).
    But do not despair too much, as there are a good chunk of microwaves with inverters. Panasonic in particular is known for them, and I think somehow managed to get a patent on it I think too (although I would only assume inverter tech itself could still probably be used in a microwave if it could skirt around the patent specifics, but maybe that isn't even possible). Anyway. if you want _actual_ variable power, make sure to get a microwave with inverter/variable-power technology.

  • @Lisku_
    @Lisku_ หลายเดือนก่อน +61

    finally, the microwave episode I have been waiting for

    • @universaltoons
      @universaltoons หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @Bryce_the_Woomy_Boi
      @Bryce_the_Woomy_Boi หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      That we've all been waiting for.

    • @JB77772
      @JB77772 หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • @Lisku_
      @Lisku_ หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@Bryce_the_Woomy_Boi hi Bryce

    • @Bryce_the_Woomy_Boi
      @Bryce_the_Woomy_Boi หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@@Lisku_ hey lisku