Tim: Making oatmeal by nuclear fusion

oatmealThis is what happens when you forget to add the liquid to a packet of oats and microwave it in a ceramic bowl for two minutes.

oatmeal 2For one thing, it breaks the bowl.

For another, it fills the entire house with smoke. Despite leaving doors and windows open and turning on fans, the smell lasts for–well, going on two days so far.

And it shakes up the person who intended to eat the oatmeal to the point where he doesn’t ever want to try making himself breakfast again.

I offer this to you as a cautionary tale, so you won’t have to experiment and find out for yourself.


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2 Responses to Tim: Making oatmeal by nuclear fusion

  1. tedrey says:

    Many glazes are unsafe for microwaves, and any using cobalt blue (which it looks like you have, or rather had) are among the number; also anything with metal in it.

  2. On the bottom of (both halves of) the bowl, it claims to be microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

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