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    ready mixed or ready cooked food

    Which is more frequently used ready or ready cooked food?

    We pop food in or into a microwave? Do we say microwave or microwave oven? What about the verb "to microwave"? Is it used a lot? What would "microwaveable or microwavable" mean? Food that we cook in a microwave?

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    Re: ready mixed or ready cooked food

    The shorter forms are more common; you can say microwave oven, but dropping oven is very common. The verb is used a lot, in BrE at least. If something is microwavable, you can microwave it.

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    Re: ready mixed or ready cooked food

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The shorter forms are more common; you can say microwave oven, but dropping oven is very common. The verb is used a lot, in BrE at least. If something is microwavable, you can microwave it.
    What about AmE?

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    Re: ready mixed or ready cooked food

    • we pop food in(to) a microwave
    • microwave / microwave oven
    • the verb "microwave" is used a lot
    • microwavable: food that can be microwaved

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