Hmm. must have been one POS microwave. I almost always do mine in the microwave. 2 cups water broken block O' noodle and sauce packet. Nuke for 3 minutes, allow to set for about 3 minutes, enjoy!!!!I've even gone MacGyver on Ramen before.... They are easy to make even if you don't have a stove or a microwave, do it in the Coffee pot!!!!
Simple, take 6 cups of water and put it in the resevoir. Take the noodles, crush them up a bit and put those in the pot itself and turn on the pot. Once the water heats up and flows into the pot, noodles get soft, pour out some water, add the flavor packet and YUMMY!!!!!!!!
Reason I did this was because my hotel room at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas had a microwave, but I didn't have any bowls. That and the coffee pot was just sitting there. Also, microwaved Ramen is gross. You have to have a bowl big enough for the entire block of noodles to get covered in the water. AND it takes for freaking EVER to get the noodles soft enough to eat and not tear up your gums.
So, just an FYI, you CAN make delicious Ramen noodles in a standard sized or a hotel sized coffee pot.