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View Poll Results: do you have a microwave?
i dont have a microwave 13 25.00%
i have a microwave but i never use it 8 15.38%
yes i have a microwave and i use it all the time 31 59.62%
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Old 10-24-2005, 03:16 PM   #21
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popcorn and to warm the coffee, thats about the only use i have for it technology scares me

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Old 10-24-2005, 04:15 PM   #22
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I'll use it for leftovers, popcorn and to precook things like baked potatoes before I put them in the oven to finish.

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Old 10-24-2005, 04:18 PM   #23
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To each their own. =) I didn't say that microwaves were horrible and should be abolished. I said that *I* didn't care for the taste or texture of things cooked in it. If it works for you, super! Nuke away.

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Old 10-24-2005, 05:07 PM   #24
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gosh, reading a couple of these responses makes me want to clarify that i am not "against" the microwave. ive just never really used one and i guess im not used to the flavor of microwaved food. people that i know seem to think that it is unusual that i dont have one, and i was curious to see how many other people out there dont have a microwave. im sure that it is a very useful kitchen tool for some...
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:53 PM   #25
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I used to have one but it just died on me. It was a good one that lasted over 12 years.
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Old 10-24-2005, 06:00 PM   #26
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There isn't much that I cook totally in the microwave. We use it every day for one thing or another, usually reheating. Dh does lots of coffee in it. I don't drink reheated coffee at all. I use it when I bake - to melt butter, heat water, etc. I make tea in it. I've heard rice is great but I haven't done that. I wouldn't be without one tho.
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Old 10-24-2005, 06:16 PM   #27
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I heat up my son's hot chocolate in the microwave. That's about it. I agree with you that it tastes funny. Even heating up leftovers, I do in the oven or on the stove. It takes more time but if I use the microwave I find I don't want to eat it because it's just not right. Sometimes if my tea gets cold I'll stick it in for 20 seconds but even that doesn't seem right. If this makes sense, when I make my tea on the stove it's a deep heat and in the microwave it's like it's only hot on the surface. It's not the same.
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Old 10-24-2005, 06:46 PM   #28
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I'm a heating up and left-over user but never have I actually cooked something in it i.e., chicken, cake, etc.

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Old 10-25-2005, 03:12 PM   #29
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I used to use my microwave ALL the time. I didn't cook - so my source of food was canned foods/frozen dinners, etc..

Now that I'm cooking....and researching all sorts of stuff... I've only used my microwave rarely to heat up leftovers.

...But now I'm doing some extensive research and finding out all sorts of articles about how microwaving foods kills all the nutrients and upsets your physical "balance"...all sorts of bad stuff! I won't go into it here...but reading this stuff has gotten me quite worried...and if I find enough proof that this research is valid...I just may very well toss the microwave for good....
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Old 10-25-2005, 06:55 PM   #30
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We don't have one ... no room and I really don't miss it. Anything we need to reheat I can do in a pot on the stove or in the oven. We've had one on and off again since leaving home, depending on the place we were renting. Now that it's ours, I'm not willling to give up either a) the cupboard space above my stove or b) any counter space.
Call me crazy .. :)
Also, I've read that you shouldn't re-heat coffee in the microwave because it can become bad / toxic. Urban legend - probably but thought I'd throw it out there.
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