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How do you operate the microwave for 30 minutes?

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Household microwaves are not designed to be run for so long. Don't even try; the microwave will overheat and stop working for some time if you're lucky; if you're not - you'll have to repair or replace the microwave.

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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    Household microwaves are not designed to be run for so long. Don't even try; the microwave will overheat and stop working for some time if you're lucky; if you're not - you'll have to repair or replace the microwave.

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