Need help boiling eggs in microwave

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  1. cook101

    cook101 New Member

    Location:
    India
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    Hi,
    This is my microwave oven. I want to boil eggs.

    At what "Power" and how much time should I set to boil eggs ?

    I need to fill a bowl with water and merge the eggs right ?
     
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member


    • Wrap the egg in foil. This is essential - otherwise the egg will explode!
    • Immerse in a mug or bowl of boiling water (a mug is easier if you are only boiling one egg).
    • Set top dial to high.
    • Cook approx. 4 mins for a soft boiled egg. I think that will be setting 4 on the bottom dial but I'm not sure.
    • The exact time depends on the size of the egg. For hard boiled set the dial for 7 mins.
     
  3. cook101

    cook101 New Member

    Location:
    India
    The problem is dont have foil with me.
    This individual here
    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRGnBEUxq6Q

    is boiling without foil.
    Please don't misunderstand but can I do this without foil ?
     
  4. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Absolutely NOT. The egg will explode and make a terrible mess in the microwave. At least, that is what it will do when you cook it on the high setting in boiling water.

    I watched the u-tube and assume she using a low setting and or using cold water. I have never tried it that way. Why don't you try it and report back?
     
  5. cook101

    cook101 New Member

    Location:
    India
    I dont think I am ready for this and after reading what you just wrote I dont think I want to try this.
     
  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    :) Can you buy some foil? I promise my method works with no danger of explosion!
     
  7. cook101

    cook101 New Member

    Location:
    India
    Okay I will write back after I buy some foil.
     
  8. cook101

    cook101 New Member

    Location:
    India
  9. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    This might work because the pressure is released. I suggest you try it and see. The worst case would be the egg exploding. It just means a mess to clear up. I think the foil method is easiest and safer.
     
  10. cook101

    cook101 New Member

    Location:
    India
    Okay. Thanks a lot.
     
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  11. oddduck

    oddduck Regular Member

    Location:
    Usa
    Just get a cheap hot plate and boil them the traditional way. Microwave boiled eggs just seems to be asking for egg on your ceiling.
     
  12. Karen W

    Karen W Active Member

    Location:
    Over the Rainbow
    I accidentally used foil in the microwave, and it caught on fire.
     
  13. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    It genuinely works - but you must immerse the foil wrapped egg in boiled water. It won't catch fire at all. I tried it and posted images - I'll try to find a link.
     
  14. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

  15. Karen W

    Karen W Active Member

    Location:
    Over the Rainbow
    I've never seen a microwave like the one pictured. Mine is a big sideways rectangular box. I'll take your word for it, though. However, when I saw flames coming from the microwave, I trust the manufacturer when they say do not put foil/metal in the microwave.

    By the way, I put an Arby's roast beef sandwich that came in a silver packet in the microwave to reheat. I didn't realize it was made of foil/metal. I won't do that again.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2018

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