Life without a Microwave

It’s become a standard kitchen appliance in most American homes, the microwave.

From T.V. Dinners to popcorn you can cook just about anything in a microwave.
When we got married we decided to NOT get a microwave for two primary reasons.
1. Space – We live in a tiny townhouse with an even tinier kitchen. It just didn’t make sense to lose the little counter space we had to a microwave.
2. Health – I don’t have any specific data to back up my belief but it just doesn’t seem right that you can cook something so quickly.
Now, I grew up with a microwave in my house and I wondered how I would adjust to not having one. To be honest I don’t really miss it. You can heat most things up on the stove top or in the oven. Of course it takes a little longer but that just reminds me to slow down.
Do I ever miss having a microwave? Every once in awhile I really want to heat up some left over mac-n-cheese. (which is the way I prefer it) But I found that I can heat it up just was well in the oven.
How do you eat popcorn? Well before the days of the microwave there were air and oil poppers. We added an air popper to our wedding registry and whenever we want to eat popcorn and watch a movie we can make our own… just the way we like it.
Do you think you’d ever own a microwave? I wouldn’t intentionally purchase one but if we lived in a house that already had a microwave I might be tempted to use it.

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