Food·Posted on Apr 30, 2016This Is What Happens When You Heat Up Your Dinner With A Blow DryerWho needs a microwave?by Matt KiebusBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Hi, my name is Matt, I'm a 28-year-old Taurus, and I don't have a microwave. Matt Kiebus / BuzzFeed I'm also averse to exerting effort (aka lazy), and as a result my refrigerator is a place where leftovers go to die. Matt Kiebus / BuzzFeed Disclaimer: I'm not completely helpless and wasteful. I frequently use the stovetop and oven to reheat pizza, Chinese food, and the rare chicken breasts I cook myself. (You know, the classics.) But I'll be the first to admit most perishables perish here. So when I saw this photo of an alleged college student heating up their leftovers with a hair dryer on Reddit, I thought it would be interesting to see if it actually worked. imgur.com / Via reddit.com After all, I had my girlfriend's hair dryer... Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed And her four-day-old Thai leftovers. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed So I turned on the Mets game and went to work on the pad see ew. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @mjkiebus As you can see, I was brimming with optimism. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed ONE MINUTE: The Thai food was cold as fuck and tasted like a foot. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed This is the face of a man full of regret. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed TWO MINUTES: The Thai food was still pretty far below room temperature. The hot air is barely making a dent. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed However, the Mets were still winning and therefore I was still happy. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed THREE MINUTES: Getting closer to becoming edible. The top layer could be considered room temperature in a cool room. However, the congealed noodle I ate from the bottom made me gag. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed So I mixed around the chicken and noodles and came close to putting the hair dryer directly in the leftovers. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed FOUR MINUTES: It's a pain in the ass to continually stir the food while using the hair dryer, BUT this is actually working! Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed I'm pretty sure the hair dryer may have grazed a noodle at this point and I was hoping my girlfriend wouldn't notice. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed FIVE MINUTES: Ladies and gentlemen, we have edible Thai food! And by edible I mean it tastes like food I left out for three hours, but doesn't taste that bad. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed Now I'm starting to get worried about how long I can use a blow dryer on high heat before it short-circuits or catches on fire. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed SIX MINUTES: I can taste the light at the end of the tunnel. The chicken is warm. The noodles are warm. It's even starting to smell good. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed Any minute now the dinner bell will ring. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed SEVEN MINUTES: The leftovers finally taste like something that may have possibly been in a microwave. I'm a little ashamed of myself, but ready to eat. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed Now it was time to crack open a Miller High Life, watch the Mets lose, and enjoy the fruits of my labor. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed Nom nom. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed PRO TIP: Wash it down with more beer — I told you those leftovers were four days old. Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed What I learned: Matthew Kiebus / BuzzFeed 1. My dad judges my lifestyle choices. 2. Using a hair dryer to heat up food actually sort of works. 3. It's a waste of time. 4. Food tastes better when you reheat it in a pan or on a stovetop. 5. I'll never do it again.