I wonder if there are people who are really expert at using a microwave to cook stuff. Like, I don’t know about you, but I usually just look at the suggested time (and apply my first rule of cooking in the case of a suggested range of times: round down from the average value of the range in units of 10^(floor(log10(max time)))). I have no sense of any of the power settings and just pray that it’ll default to something.
So, I was just curious who has pushed the envelope here. Is there a community out there who can do the things with a microwave that a chef wouldn’t dream of doing with a stove? Like, have people written really complicated recipes that include sequences of power adjustments and rest phases? Likewise, do they take offense when the appliance maker adds in a bunch of pre-set buttons, ‘baked potato? what is that?’ or ‘the defrost on this model is a joke.’?