Who knew that you could toast nuts in the microwave? Not I, but now I know it. Three minutes turned my pecans roasty-toasty and delicious; and all this lesson cost me was a piece of tupperware, which I had taken to be microwave-proof, and so it was. The microwaves went straight through it. Unfortunately, so did the hot nuts. I call this sub-optimal, but hey. I have a lot of tupperware. And I toast a lot of nuts these days. It's good to have a quick way to do it that doesn't involve either the oven or a lot of anxiety over a dry pan with a flame beneath. Also, it's good to have a use for the microwave, given how much space it takes up.