I’m sure it must be more efficient to heat the small space of the microwave than a full sized oven so I thought trying out baked potatoes in our new convection microwave would be a good start. I set the oven to 400F and let it preheat. This seemed to take a long time but while it was heating I washed 2 large russet potatoes and pricked them in several places. Then I rubbed them with olive oil and salt and put them in a shallow oven safe pan. When the oven was hot I set the timer for 60 minutes. I couldn’t resist checking on them so at about 30min I flipped them over.
When the potatoes were almost done I decided to try asparagus as well, so I put my tray of asparagus in (with olive oil and salt) and watched them until they looked done (I like them when they start to get a little darker green in colour with just a tiny bit of carmelization on the tips). This takes 5-10 minutes depending on how thick the spears are.
Well experiment #1 was a success. Now what to do next?