Gadgets & Small Appliances

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Microwave Oven vs Microwave – Is There a Difference?

While no one can deny that the microwave is the fastest way of reheating leftovers or cooking beans, many folks argue about whether we should be saying “microwave” or “microwave oven”. Chef’s Pick has taken deep dives into cooking questions like this many times. We’ve often found that these cooking debates are confusing and can …

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Slow cooker with vegetables

What Temperature Does a Slow Cooker Cook at in the UK?

Slow cookers are becoming a kitchen staple in UK homes. They’re a great time-saving piece of kit that requires minimal effort to use yet produces delicious, hearty, and warming meals. Most slow cookers have multiple temperature settings so you can cook your food to perfection. However, the majority of brands label these settings as ‘high’, …

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Can a Microwave Overheat

Can a Microwave Overheat?

A microwave’s sole purpose is to produce heat, so surely it runs the risk of occasionally overheating, right? Technically, yes. Most electronic products pose a risk of overheating for a plethora of reasons (a short circuit, ageing, overuse/misuse, etc.), but what happens when your trusty microwave overheats? First of all, it needs to be said …

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Do Microwaves Wear Out

Do Microwaves Wear Out?

We all love our microwaves. They’re handy, resourceful, and pretty robust. But nothing lasts forever, does it? Microwaves do wear out over time. In fact, the average lifespan of a healthy microwave is just around ten years. Several things can go wrong with microwaves over time. So, let’s explore the longevity of our nifty microwaves …

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