Lin Harris - Steamed Corn on The Cob
Buy corn still in the husk. Put husked corn in the microwave - just lay it on the turntable - for 8 minutes per cob.
Remove from microwave. Do not remove husk.
Cut off the stalk end so that you can see the honeycomb section of the corn/cob.
Take hold of the silk end and shake.
The steamed corn will slid out without the silk clinging to the cob. Put on the butter, etc. and you are ready to eat perfectly steamed corn.
This works every time. No shucks to mess with, no silk in the groves. Great and easy.