The Easy Way to Microwave Oatmeal Without Exploding
I love to cook oatmeal in the microwave for a quick bite, but I used to get so upset when my microwave overflowed my oatmeal, like in the third science experiment. Then I discovered a way that changed my life to prevent gruel from forming in the microwave: all I had to do was switch the power level.
Whether you are using whole grain oatmeal or instant oatmeal, simply enter your normal cooking time (plus a little more) and reduce the power to minimum or 50 percent before you start working. Some microwaves may require an even lower value. It’s painfully simple, but it makes you feel like you’ve just discovered sliced bread, especially if you eat oatmeal as often as I do.
Of course, you can also cook the oatmeal on the stove top, or even cook it overnight to avoid this problem entirely, but sometimes it’s a matter of convenience in the morning (and laziness, I admit). I am happy to report that since I started doing this, I have not had a single exploding oatmeal accident. (Oatmeal, on the other hand, probably needs to be cooked the old fashioned way.)
I always say that there is no oatmeal left.