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This Is What Happens When You Heat Up Your Dinner With A Blow Dryer

Who needs a microwave?

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Hi, my name is Matt, I'm a 28-year-old Taurus, and I don't have a microwave.

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I'm also averse to exerting effort (aka lazy), and as a result my refrigerator is a place where leftovers go to die.

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.
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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.

After all, I had my girlfriend's hair dryer...

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And her four-day-old Thai leftovers.

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So I turned on the Mets game and went to work on the pad see ew.

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As you can see, I was brimming with optimism.

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ONE MINUTE: The Thai food was cold as fuck and tasted like a foot.

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This is the face of a man full of regret.

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TWO MINUTES: The Thai food was still pretty far below room temperature. The hot air is barely making a dent.

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However, the Mets were still winning and therefore I was still happy.

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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.

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So I mixed around the chicken and noodles and came close to putting the hair dryer directly in the leftovers.

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FOUR MINUTES: It's a pain in the ass to continually stir the food while using the hair dryer, BUT this is actually working!

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I'm pretty sure the hair dryer may have grazed a noodle at this point and I was hoping my girlfriend wouldn't notice.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Any minute now the dinner bell will ring.

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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.

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Now it was time to crack open a Miller High Life, watch the Mets lose, and enjoy the fruits of my labor.

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Nom nom.

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PRO TIP: Wash it down with more beer — I told you those leftovers were four days old.

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What I learned:

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.
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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.

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