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    J. Clarke Guest

    Default The Beef-A-Bomb

    I always figured Beef-A-Roni would catch up with me but didn't expect it
    to be quite like this. Put a "7.5 ounce microwavable bowl" of
    beef-a-roni in the microwave (no snide remarks--it's comfort food for me
    from when I was a kid), set it per the label directions, and turned it
    on. Heard "clunk, clunk, pop, pop, BOOM", checked what was going on and
    the microwave was wall-to-wall beefaroni.

    Dunno what went wrong, but I'm never gonna get one of _those_ packages
    again--never did that when I dumped into a bowl and put a plate on top.

  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: The Beef-A-Bomb

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "J. Clarke" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I always figured Beef-A-Roni would catch up with me but didn't expect it
    > to be quite like this. Put a "7.5 ounce microwavable bowl" of
    > beef-a-roni in the microwave (no snide remarks--it's comfort food for me
    > from when I was a kid), set it per the label directions, and turned it
    > on. Heard "clunk, clunk, pop, pop, BOOM", checked what was going on and
    > the microwave was wall-to-wall beefaroni.
    >
    > Dunno what went wrong, but I'm never gonna get one of _those_ packages
    > again--never did that when I dumped into a bowl and put a plate on top.


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  3. #3
    cybercat Guest

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    "J. Clarke" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I always figured Beef-A-Roni would catch up with me but didn't expect it to
    >be quite like this. Put a "7.5 ounce microwavable bowl" of beef-a-roni in
    >the microwave (no snide remarks--it's comfort food for me from when I was a
    >kid), set it per the label directions, and turned it on. Heard "clunk,
    >clunk, pop, pop, BOOM", checked what was going on and the microwave was
    >wall-to-wall beefaroni.
    >
    > Dunno what went wrong, but I'm never gonna get one of _those_ packages
    > again--never did that when I dumped into a bowl and put a plate on top.


    Oh come on, man, that's what you get.



  4. #4
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: The Beef-A-Bomb

    On 3/16/2010 6:24 PM, J. Clarke wrote:
    > I always figured Beef-A-Roni would catch up with me but didn't expect it
    > to be quite like this. Put a "7.5 ounce microwavable bowl" of
    > beef-a-roni in the microwave (no snide remarks--it's comfort food for me
    > from when I was a kid), set it per the label directions, and turned it
    > on. Heard "clunk, clunk, pop, pop, BOOM", checked what was going on and
    > the microwave was wall-to-wall beefaroni.
    >
    > Dunno what went wrong, but I'm never gonna get one of _those_ packages
    > again--never did that when I dumped into a bowl and put a plate on top.


    Bowls like these will usually require some venting. Crack open the
    plastic lid even a tiny bit and you'll do fine. If you're a lazy type
    like me, or if you want to put a little excitement into your microwaving
    endeavors, you can sometimes get away with letting the steam build up
    enough pressure to automatically pop the lid with a satisfying pop.
    OTOH, BOOM is typically not a good sign. Of course, you have to have a
    clear understanding of what foods will allow you do this - Beef-A-Roni
    is definitely in the category of foods that require pre-venting. Good
    luck and don't give up!

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    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: The Beef-A-Bomb

    On 3/17/2010 4:43 AM, dsi1 wrote:
    > On 3/16/2010 6:24 PM, J. Clarke wrote:
    >> I always figured Beef-A-Roni would catch up with me but didn't expect it
    >> to be quite like this. Put a "7.5 ounce microwavable bowl" of
    >> beef-a-roni in the microwave (no snide remarks--it's comfort food for me
    >> from when I was a kid), set it per the label directions, and turned it
    >> on. Heard "clunk, clunk, pop, pop, BOOM", checked what was going on and
    >> the microwave was wall-to-wall beefaroni.
    >>
    >> Dunno what went wrong, but I'm never gonna get one of _those_ packages
    >> again--never did that when I dumped into a bowl and put a plate on top.

    >
    > Bowls like these will usually require some venting. Crack open the
    > plastic lid even a tiny bit and you'll do fine.


    It had holes in the plastic lid. Fair sized ones. And this wasn't a
    matter of popping the lid, there was Beef-A-Roni all over the top of the
    microwave (inside). Not a few spatters, it looked like somebody had
    turned the thing upside down and poured it in.

    > If you're a lazy type
    > like me, or if you want to put a little excitement into your microwaving
    > endeavors, you can sometimes get away with letting the steam build up
    > enough pressure to automatically pop the lid with a satisfying pop.
    > OTOH, BOOM is typically not a good sign. Of course, you have to have a
    > clear understanding of what foods will allow you do this - Beef-A-Roni
    > is definitely in the category of foods that require pre-venting. Good
    > luck and don't give up!


    Nahh, I'll just go back to opening a can and tossing it in a bowl. Too
    much mess, and the stuff got in the vents to every time I use the
    microwave now the place reeks of Beef-A-Roni.

    If I do decide to try it again it goes on a plate with a big heavy bowl
    inverted over it.


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    Dimitri Guest

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    "J. Clarke" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I always figured Beef-A-Roni would catch up with me but didn't expect it to
    >be quite like this. Put a "7.5 ounce microwavable bowl" of beef-a-roni in
    >the microwave (no snide remarks--it's comfort food for me from when I was a
    >kid), set it per the label directions, and turned it on. Heard "clunk,
    >clunk, pop, pop, BOOM", checked what was going on and the microwave was
    >wall-to-wall beefaroni.
    >
    > Dunno what went wrong, but I'm never gonna get one of _those_ packages
    > again--never did that when I dumped into a bowl and put a plate on top.



    Re read the instructions - poke a hole?

    Lift the corner?


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    Dimitri

    Corned beef

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  7. #7
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: The Beef-A-Bomb

    On 3/17/2010 3:08 AM, J. Clarke wrote:
    > On 3/17/2010 4:43 AM, dsi1 wrote:
    >> On 3/16/2010 6:24 PM, J. Clarke wrote:
    >>> I always figured Beef-A-Roni would catch up with me but didn't expect it
    >>> to be quite like this. Put a "7.5 ounce microwavable bowl" of
    >>> beef-a-roni in the microwave (no snide remarks--it's comfort food for me
    >>> from when I was a kid), set it per the label directions, and turned it
    >>> on. Heard "clunk, clunk, pop, pop, BOOM", checked what was going on and
    >>> the microwave was wall-to-wall beefaroni.
    >>>
    >>> Dunno what went wrong, but I'm never gonna get one of _those_ packages
    >>> again--never did that when I dumped into a bowl and put a plate on top.

    >>
    >> Bowls like these will usually require some venting. Crack open the
    >> plastic lid even a tiny bit and you'll do fine.

    >
    > It had holes in the plastic lid. Fair sized ones. And this wasn't a
    > matter of popping the lid, there was Beef-A-Roni all over the top of the
    > microwave (inside). Not a few spatters, it looked like somebody had
    > turned the thing upside down and poured it in.


    I'm not familiar with this product but the plastic lid is probably a
    splatter shield - you still have to vent the plastic seal that keeps BAR
    from spoiling. The big holes in the lid most likely means that you
    should remover the seal completely before snapping on the splatter
    shield. Please don't let this small setback discourage you.

    >
    >> If you're a lazy type
    >> like me, or if you want to put a little excitement into your microwaving
    >> endeavors, you can sometimes get away with letting the steam build up
    >> enough pressure to automatically pop the lid with a satisfying pop.
    >> OTOH, BOOM is typically not a good sign. Of course, you have to have a
    >> clear understanding of what foods will allow you do this - Beef-A-Roni
    >> is definitely in the category of foods that require pre-venting. Good
    >> luck and don't give up!

    >
    > Nahh, I'll just go back to opening a can and tossing it in a bowl. Too
    > much mess, and the stuff got in the vents to every time I use the
    > microwave now the place reeks of Beef-A-Roni.
    >
    > If I do decide to try it again it goes on a plate with a big heavy bowl
    > inverted over it.
    >



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