when i realise that you can save one keypress on a microwave by typing in 90 instead of 130 for one and a half minutes
and here's an explanation of how it works:
digits fill from the right to the left, so typing in "5" always means five seconds and never five minutes. five minutes is "500".
one minute and thirty seconds is "130", which is interpreted as "1:30". however, typing "60" does not autocorrect to "1:00", it stays as sixty seconds. you can go as high as ninety-nine seconds. thus, you can type in "90" and it'll run for one minute thirty seconds
My microwave you can hit 1 and it starts for one minute, then start to add 30 sec. Saves an additional a press
@lynnesbian yeah but i'm so oldschool I have a *mechanical knob* without digital shit so I have even less accuracy than you but I can feel like I do
@lynnesbian I have one with a knob and no numbers. It’s the worst microwave. I mean yeah it heats but it goes in 0:10 increments until you hit 5:00 and then increments in 0:30. Except when it’s ignoring the knob (and increments not at all).
Which is bad but not as bad as when you try to stop it beeping. One you miss the 0:01 mark, it WILL BEEP LOUDLY THREE TIMES no matter what. And then again once every minute until you open the door.
@Kabit but any more than two digits is interpreted as a minute with the remaining two digits as seconds, so you can type "9999" for a maximum of 99 mins, 99 seconds
Can confirm, been doing that for years.
The best was when a friend got confused
"- it was a minute and a half.
- that's what I set it to.
- but there was one beep too few
- yeah, I typed in 90 seconds.
- WTF THAT WORKS?!? OwO"
@lynnesbian i've never had a microwave that actually lets you type in any digit you want
ours have always had buttons for, one second, ten seconds, one minute, and ten minutes
@00dani i've used a microwave with a keypad before, our family had it from as early as i can remember up until the day it broke down
@lynnesbian if you want to save even more movement, you can just enter 88! Not only does it spare you from having to move your finger extra distance, it also cook your food in 2 whole seconds less!!
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