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So just how important is a microwave?

May 4th, 2009 at 05:43 pm

One would think that being a non TV dinner family we could manage without one easily.

One would be wrong. The other night when nuking some vegetables my microwave went 'BZZT' so I took the stuff out unplugged it and cooked the veggies on the stove (how archaic)

But doable, I managed.

The next day I managed to learn how to use the timer on my stove instead of the microwave for making cookies, (ok actually I went with the time honored, 'take em out when they smell good' method, but I tried to remember to use the stove timer)

I steamed some brocolii on the stove, cut up leftover food and made succotash instead of heating up the mini portions, and essentially managed to cook all weekend without a microwave.

Now I am ready to have one, please?

Not that I can't manage, it's just that microwaves are so much quicker!

I imagine if I go without for a month I will be used to it, since my husband uses one at work for his lunch and I can use the stove. But I don't think we will go that long, I expect one to be installed within the week.

5 Responses to “So just how important is a microwave?”

  1. Inneedofhelp Says:

    I totally understand! My microwave recently kaput and I have been using my toaster oven and stove to reheat my food. It hasn't been much of a problem as I try to eat lighter for dinner, and can reheat food at work for lunch. But, with company, I realize I do need a microwave----it isn't always so easy to reheat pasta on the stove. And when I am able to reheat items, I find that I sometimes have to use more oil or water in the reheating process, which isn't always so good.

  2. nanamom Says:

    Glad you are getting it replaced.

  3. whitestripe Says:

    lol. i never lived with a microwave until my flatmate bought one second hand four years ago. when we all separated ways, a year and a half ago, he bought it over and dumped it on us, saying 'i have a newer one in my house, so i thought you guys would need this'. (oh, did i mention it wasn't even CLEANED?)
    so it sat in the garage and we occasionally used it to heat up dog food.
    when we moved into our new house i said to DF 'can we please get rid of it?' but he wanted to keep it, so it lives in the basement. i see no need for it really. i defrost meat either in the fridge, or in a bowl of hot water. i re cook things in a pan or in the oven. i steam veges the old fashioned way. Smile

  4. lizajane Says:

    They sure are handy contraptions. And think how much more frugal you'll be with a new one, since it uses less electricity than the stove or oven (or so "they" say)

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I know you could do without it...but life with small children means so much more important stuff than waiting for water to boil when you could toss it in the micro for a fraction of the time and be done with it. I think it is a wise investment for the time savings..

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