We own a microwave. Big deal right, who doesn’t? Ours was far too expensive. I’m not bragging, this isn’t beacuse we wanted a fancy brand microwave oven combo thing from a fancy brand, but because we wanted one that didnt ‘explode when you use the cleaning setting’ (Hotpoint/Whirlpool/Indesit) or ‘frequently burn your arms on the metal posts on the door’ (Siemens/Bosch/AEG)… and also because we had the cheek to try and get a kitchen fitted during a brexity pandemic, and all (some of) the other ones we could have bought were unavailable.
The device itself is excellent, it cooks food the way you’d expect it to and it looks nice in the cupboard above the oven it matches. The problem is that THE DAMN THING NEVER SHUTS UP!!!!1!!1!1!!!!
I would say its safe to say that almost all microwaves (even ones combined into an oveny thing) give some sort of audible alert to let you know its finished. From the humble ding of a bell, to the frankly unnecessary tune of a midi melody. That said, ours makes a little “bee-boop” noise when its finished. Fine. That’s enough, I know you’ve finished. So why does ours insist on beeping every 15 odd seconds until you open the door?!? It’s a microwave, when it stops doing its thing the cooking is no longer happening, not like an oven where leaving the thing you’re cooking in there will cause it to dry up and burn due to residual heat or whatever. The only danger is that the thing I was cooking/warming will go a bit cold. Shut the hell up! Just stop.
I know this sounds like a non-issue, but I often use the microwave whilst cooking to part-cook things, or cook rice before frying etc etc. I don’t always need the thing I’ve microwaved ‘right now’. Its fine for it to sit there for a bit…. STOP SAYING “BEE-BOOP”.
I’ve looked in the settings… twice. I’ve even emailed the customer services team who say it cant be changed, and then checked the settings a third time anyway.
Whatever, queue the derision…
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I hate things like this. Electronic devices should make a noise if they have to and then shut up. Our hob makes beepy noises if you leave anything on it when it’s switched off and I have taken to shouting at it.
My kettle tried to tell me that iron is the fourth most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and I told it to shove it.
Take your science elsewhere, poindexter.
I heard that your iron has been telling people that kettles are the fourth most abundant element in the Earth’s crust. You need to get your appliances under control before this gets out of hand.
Is this your toaster?
Yes, but bigger and with more spoilers.
Ian’s also got a Breville Sandwich Toaster that was recently elected Mayor of Newcastle.
I tried to watch Toast of London on Netflix and the bastards have removed it.
You can still watch your toaster, but the writing isn’t as good.
I may give it a go. Thanks mate.
No worries mate. If your toaster gets a bit dull I’ll send you a video of mine.