when i remember that my microwave is one of the ones with a knob instead of a keypad so this cool trick doesn't work for me
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
@lynnesbian it literally looks like they tried to take an analog knob microwave (which makes mechanical sense) and lift-and-shift to the digital space
I'm looking forward to cloud-based knob microwaves
@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
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