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    Warm or heat

    Hi guys,

    Can we say "I heated or warmed the food in oven" or "Please warm the food"?

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    Re: Warm or heat

    I"d use "up"
    I heated the food up in the oven.
    I warmed the food up in the microwave.
    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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    Re: Warm or heat

    They sound OK to me without up, though I would use it.

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    Re: Warm or heat

    I am not a teacher.

    I would warm up something that had already been prepared and was now cold or perhaps even frozen.

    I would use warm without the up in a recipe if I were cooking fresh ingredients.

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    #5

    Re: Warm or heat

    Hi There,

    Does it means we can't use "heat" for microwave?

    Thank you

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    #6

    Re: Warm or heat

    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim View Post
    Hi There,

    Does it means we can't use "heat" for microwave?

    Thank you
    No. You can certainly heat things up in a microwave. Many microwaves have "re-heat" functions/programs/sensors.

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