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    Default Microwave alarm...?

    Hi, everybody, here's another brain-teaser for you : what do you call the function when an alarm (a bell?) rings when the microwave oven is done cooking/defrosting/heating etc?
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    Default Re: Microwave alarm...?

    It beeps or pings.

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    Default Re: Microwave alarm...?

    Is there a name for it?

    We call it "the dinger". The microwave "dings" and it "dinged", and wait for "the ding". That's just us, though. I wonder what other popcorn eaters call it.

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    Default Re: Microwave alarm...?

    I say "beeped."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Microwave alarm...?

    I see. Let's say you have to indicate this "feature" in the user's manual or on the product package. What would you call it? "Cooking complete alarm"?

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    Default Re: Microwave alarm...?

    In a technical manual it might be referred to as an end-of-cycle signal.

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