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Tengu
01-07-2009, 14:58
found out how to do it using standard jamjars and the microwave. I can now preserve as much as I please!

you make up a standard syrup (1/4 cup granulated sugar to 1 cup water, boil it to dissolve, you may use other sweetening agents) let cool, pour over jarful of fruit until just full, put on lid and microwave for 2 mins on high.

make sure jar is central on turntable to prevent arching on lid. (or mask with plastic)

take out, and leave to cool on a nonconductive surface (othwise jar may break) and see if lid depresses. (when the seal button doesnt depress its gone) wash off and label.

belzeebob23
01-07-2009, 15:15
found out how to do it using standard jamjars and the microwave. I can now preserve as much as I please!

you make up a standard syrup (1/4 cup granulated sugar to 1 cup water, boil it to dissolve, you may use other sweetening agents) let cool, pour over jarful of fruit until just full, put on lid and microwave for 2 mins on high.

make sure jar is central on turntable to prevent arching on lid. (or mask with plastic)

take out, and leave to cool on a nonconductive surface (othwise jar may break) and see if lid depresses. (when the seal button doesnt depress its gone) wash off and label.

sound like a reciepe for exploding microwaves

Tengu
01-07-2009, 15:27
Nay, the microwave has not exploded. (I will say it is Colleges, and not my own)

Melonfish
01-07-2009, 15:30
i was about to say, aren't lids made of metal? that substance they tell us NOT to put in microwaves?

Shewie
01-07-2009, 15:32
i was about to say, aren't lids made of metal? that substance they tell us NOT to put in microwaves?


It's good fun though, although my mum wouldn't agree.

Melonfish
01-07-2009, 15:59
i still remember the confused look on my wifes face reheating some food from her mums. "why's it doing that lightning thing?" she asked.
turns out the plate was gold rimmed. not anymore...

Tadpole
01-07-2009, 16:15
metal in microwaves is ok, providing that it is not the only thing, there is a ratio, where metal must not have edges or make up more that X percent of the food content, and that the metal must be fully in contact with the food . So a jar full of food is ok, but an half empty jar less so.

It's one of those things that it is easier to say "Don't do", rather than say only do if...
Like sayin all of the Yew plant being deadly, when it is not.

Tengu
01-07-2009, 16:23
Ive suffered no arching