Title text: If you had an oven bag and a dryer that runs unusually hot, I guess you could in theory make tumbled eggs.
This comic shows a confusion matrix of the applicability of various household appliances to different tasks. Green indicates an excellent performance, yellow not ideal, but usable, and red dismal or destroyed. The diagonal is green as it shows the tasks done by the machines they are supposed to be performed by. See table below. The comic is similar to 1890: What to Bring and 2813: What To Do, but those comics do not use yellow or another intermediate color.
Plain salmon fillets can be easily cooked in a dishwasher, so it is marked "cooked", and thus "cook a frozen dinner" is only yellow on the dishwasher entry, rather than full red. This might also apply to most other types of fish (trout was a prior subject for this process), as commercially-prepared frozen dinners tend to be breaded white fish such as cod, mackerel, smelt, etc. for price and logistical reasons (retaining their taste and firmness through the cooking, freezing, thawing and reheating processes). That's if it is not a recipe built around fish, as with a tuna casserole, in which case it is probably entirely subject to whether the whole of the pre-cooked and frozen meal can be sufficiently and defrosted and raised to a safe and palatable temperature.
The stove/oven has three green as it can also cook a microwave frozen dinner, although slower, and can toast bread, again slower than the toaster. It is by far the machine that has the fewest red entries, only one, as it cannot wash clothes. It can also not clean dishes, but it might sterilize them, thus that entry is yellow. It may actually dry the clothes, but is liable to burn them and is therefore yellow.
The microwave oven can also cook eggs, thus it has two green, the only other than the stove/oven with more than one green.
The toaster and the washing machines are the only ones without any yellow, and with only one green, for making toast/washing clothes - they are thus the appliances with the fewest other potential uses (zero). The washing machine will at least not destroy the clothes if you try to dry them, but it has the opposite effect, thus still red. The toaster will not destroy the dishes, but will potentially just make the dirt burn harder.
The title text mentions that it would be theoretically possible to cook eggs in a dryer, but it is not a common use for a dryer. The joke is that it is not called scrambled eggs but tumbled eggs. It also mentions that the dryer has to become hotter than usual for a dryer (maybe dangerously hot for the clothes for it to work). And then the eggs should be cracked and put in an oven bag, that really needs to be tight and well zipped.
|Yes, a toaster's function is to make toast from bread.
|No. A dishwasher would likely turn bread into mush, and the result is unlikely to be edible.
|No. A microwave could heat up bread, but would not brown the bread and make it crunchy. In this image, it appears that the bread is getting unevenly burnt.
|No. A washing machine would break the bread into several pieces and is unlikely to be edible.
|Yes, toast can be made using a stove or an oven.
|No. A dryer would burn the bread due to its heat and would break it up into crumbs due to its tumbling.
|No. A toaster would not be able to wash dishes and is likely to do nothing to make them clean (again, other than sterilization by heat).
|Yes, a dishwasher's function is to wash dishes.
|No. A microwave could heat up the dishes, but this would not serve any function in getting them clean and could cause food to get even more stuck on the dishes.
|No. A washing machine would break the dishes. The pieces would be clean, but unusable as dishes unless more robust than regular crockery.
|Maybe, a stove or an oven could theoretically sterilize dishes with high heat (but this would not clean off any stains or stuck food particles).
|No. Worse than the washing machine, the tumbling of a dryer would thoroughly pulverize porcelain dishes.
|Cook a frozen dinner
|No. A traditional toaster would not be able to cook a frozen dinner. A toaster oven combination would be able to do so (see stove/oven).
|Maybe. The fish could be cooked in a dishwasher, however, the rest might not, but this is not a typical use of a dishwasher.
|Yes, a microwave is normally used to cook a frozen dinner.
|No. A washing machine would make the dinner soggy and inedible.
|Yes, a stove or an oven could also be used to cook a frozen dinner. The image shows the dinner being removed from its packaging and placed in a baking pan.
|No. A dryer would make the frozen dinner inedible due to its tumbling action.
|No. A toaster would not be able to wash clothes and would instead leave burn marks.
|Maybe. A dishwasher would be able to get the clothes wet but the washing may be uneven.
|No. A microwave would just burn the clothes and not do any washing.
|Yes, a washing machine's function is to wash clothes.
|No, a stove or an oven would burn the clothes and not do any cleaning.
|Maybe. A dryer would heat the clothes and kill germs, but not get any stains out.
|No. A toaster would not be able to cook eggs. This image seems to show that eggs were cracked directly into the toaster, which causes a large plume of smoke.
|No. A dishwasher generally cannot cook eggs. However, it does seem that this is plausible to do.
|Yes. A microwave could be used to cook eggs, poached style as shown in the image, or also scrambled.
|No, a washing machine would destroy the eggs.
|Yes, a stove or an oven is typically used to cook eggs (and other foods).
|No. A dryer would overheat the eggs and tumble them to shreds.
|No. A toaster would not be able to dry clothes and would instead leave burn marks.
|No. A dishwasher would be able to get the clothes wet but would not do any drying.
|Maybe. A microwave could (unevenly) get clothes dry.
|No, a washing machine's function is to wash clothes and would just get the clothes wet. A washing machine's spin cycle could dry clothes to some extent but is not intended to fully wring all the water out of clothes.
|Maybe, a stove or an oven could be used to get clothes dry but runs a high risk of burning them, especially on parts that are in contact with metal.
|Yes, a dryer's function is to dry clothes after they are washed.
- [The comic is laid out like a grid, with usages for common household appliances the left-hand side (Make toast / Wash dishes / Cook a frozen dinner / Wash clothes / Cook eggs / Dry clothes) and appliances for these activities across the top (Toaster / Dishwasher / Microwave / Washing machine / Stove/oven / Dryer). The grid illustrates the "match-ups", with a green square denoting a "correct" match-up, a yellow square denoting something that may work somewhat, and a red square denoting something that most certainly won't work.]
- [From the top left corner, going from left to right, top to bottom, with each first item being on its own line in the grid, the images in the squares are as follows:]
- Make toast with a Toaster: Green square, toasted toast with stripe pattern.
- Make toast with a Dishwasher: Red square, slightly broken soggy toast in a puddle of water.
- Make toast with a Microwave: Red square, non-toasted and unevenly burnt toast.
- Make toast with a Washing machine: Red square, a few small soggy pieces of toast in a puddle of water.
- Make toast with a Stove/oven: Green square, toasted toast with somewhat irregular pattern.
- Make toast with a Dryer: Red square, large pile of breadcrumbs.
- Wash dishes with a Toaster: Red square, intact glass, somewhat bent fork, and slightly cracked and sooty plate.
- Wash dishes with a Dishwasher: Green square, clean glass, fork, and plate.
- Wash dishes with a Microwave: Red square, slightly broken glass, intact fork, and sooty plate.
- Wash dishes with a Washing machine: Red square, broken glass, intact fork, broken plate.
- Wash dishes with a Stove/oven: Yellow square, Text reading "Sterilized, at least" with an arrow beneath it pointing at a slightly cracked glass, intact fork, and sooty and cracked plate.
- Wash dishes with a Dryer: Red square, a large pile of broken porcelain and glass with part of a fork sticking out of it.
- Cook a frozen dinner with a Toaster: Red square, badly burnt food box emitting smoke.
- Cook a frozen dinner with a Dishwasher: Yellow square, Text reading "Fish might be cooked" with an arrow beneath it pointing at a food box two-thirds filled with water.
- Cook a frozen dinner with a Microwave: Green square, cooked food box.
- Cook a frozen dinner with a Washing machine: Red square, crumpled food box two-thirds filled with water.
- Cook a frozen dinner with a Stove/oven: Green square, sideways view of steaming cooked food box with lid removed.
- Cook a frozen dinner with a Dryer: Red square, open crumpled food box with burnt edges. Burnt food stuck to the panel's borders.
- Wash clothes with a Toaster: Red square, smoking T-shirt with large stripe-shaped burns and flames rising from the top.
- Wash clothes with a Dishwasher: Yellow square, unevenly wet/washed shirt.
- Wash clothes with a Microwave: Red square, slightly smoking shirt with spread-out burns and some flame on one sleeve.
- Wash clothes with a Washing machine: Green square, clean wet shirt.
- Wash clothes with a Stove/oven: Red square, shirt with a large semi-burned area.
- Wash clothes with a Dryer: Yellow square, slightly dirty-looking shirt.
- Cook eggs with a Toaster: Red square, toaster emitting a huge cloud of dense smoke.
- Cook eggs with a Dishwasher: Red square, slightly cracked eggs in a puddle of some kind.
- Cook eggs with a Microwave: Green square, egg in egg cup with text "(Poached)" beneath.
- Cook eggs with a Washing machine: Red square, eggshell fragments in a puddle, presumably the egg.
- Cook eggs with a Stove/oven: Green square, fried egg with beans on a plate.
- Cook eggs with a Dryer: Red square, a pile of eggshell dust, and possibly scrambled eggs.
- Dry clothes with a Toaster: Red square, mostly wet shirt, with parts in the middle being somewhat dry. Smaller stripe-shaped burns.
- Dry clothes with a Dishwasher: Red square, entirely wet shirt.
- Dry clothes with a Microwave: Yellow square, dry shirt with smaller burns.
- Dry clothes with a Washing machine: Red square, wet shirt.
- Dry clothes with a Stove/oven: Yellow square, dry shirt with small burn-like patches.
- Dry clothes with a Dryer: Green square, dry shirt.
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