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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm probably being very stupid but my food keeps burning, but only the bottom of it. In the uni halls we only have microwaves but they're those convection-y ones.

Why do things keep burning on the bottom? I'm getting fed up eating burnt pizza bases :(

Thanks.

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Maybe the temp is to high. What is the Watts of the Microwave?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    900 or 950, I forget which.

    I had it on a lower temp and in for less time than the instructions said tonight but it still happened.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Maybe you could try putting it in for half the time then checking it on the bottom and if it is ok put it bak in if not then turn the heat down and put it bak in.
    Just a thought.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Are you using microwaves, convection heat or a mixture, and does the turntable go round ?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah I didn't think about the turntable, if it doesn't go round then the food either doesn't cook on one side properly or it just burns.
    And the way I know this is becasue my mum's did this.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just convection heat. I'm not sure if it does go round...I assume it does, but I don't think I've ever looked. Would that affect it?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah. Convection heat sources in micro's are usually a smallish halogen, so the food needs to keep turning to get heated evenly. In a normal oven the heat source is over a larger area so you don't usally get that problem.

    If you're not using microwaves, put it on a metal tray as it'll distribute the heat better than glass/ceramic.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ah ok, thank you :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm having Aldi lasagne with garlic bread tonight.
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