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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, 09:55 AM   #1
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Am I the only person in the world who does NOT have a microwave?

we had one when i was a kid, but we never used it. when i moved out of momma's house i just never got one.... microwaved food tastes funny to me. people are shocked! they come over to my house with cold coffee and say "can i just pop this in the microwave?" and are baffled when i say i dont have one. "how do you heat up leftovers?" they ask me... well, i heat them up in a pot on the stove. am i the only one?

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Old 10-24-2005, 10:00 AM   #2
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I have one. And I do use it too much. But, I know quite a few people that feel the same as you. Nothing wrong with that at all.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:02 AM   #3
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Recent survey results reveal that you are the only person who does not have a microwave.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:05 AM   #4
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I do not own one, I do not use one for my home catering service either. To me that is not cooking that is reheating. I was trained in an old fashioned kitchen by an old fashioned chef, she did not need one either. I have cooked around the world and have yet found a need for a nuker(microwave), cooking is all about timing, not speed heating.

And I agree food tastes like burnt plastic to me when served out of a microwave. I can tell everytime.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:06 AM   #5
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texasgirl, its not that im against it, its just that growing up, in my house the microwave was sort of a novelty appliance that we used to make microwaved popcorn in once or twice a month. and then i went out into the world and found that there are such things as microwave cookbooks!
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:06 AM   #6
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i use mine all the time to reheat leftovers and to make a cup of tea or hot chocolate.
though i rarely eat them i also use it for t.v. dinners and to heat up canned soup. i also cook corn in it
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:07 AM   #7
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Recent survey results reveal that you are the only person who does not have a microwave.
uh-uh. so far the poll says that there are two people in the world. me and one other.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:11 AM   #8
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I have one, but do not use it for much. I pretty much only use it for heating some leftovers like soups, stews, leftovers from a restaurant. For instance, I used it to reheat my ribs and mashed potatoes from dinner the other night. this was a great use of the microwave IMO. The ribs heated up in about 2 minutes and tasted as good as when I had them in the restaurant. The potatoes took no time at all and also tasted perfect. It took almost no time and I did not have to dirty multiple dishes to accomplish this.

I hate the microwave for a lot of things (defrosting for one), but I do think it has a very valuable place in my kitchen. I could certainly do without it if I had to, but knowing the right things to use it for, I find it a great tool at times.

Edited to add that I did not vote in the poll because I would need another choice that says I have one, but only use it every once in a while for certain things.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:16 AM   #9
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I rarely use it, it came with the apt. I reheat something like leftover rice or broccoli (takes a few seconds) or thaw out frozen spinach for a dip or soften rock hard ice cream. But that's about it.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:23 AM   #10
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texasgirl, its not that im against it, its just that growing up, in my house the microwave was sort of a novelty appliance that we used to make microwaved popcorn in once or twice a month. and then i went out into the world and found that there are such things as microwave cookbooks!
I just meant there isn't anything wrong with not having one. Cause that's what the ones I know feel when people look at them funny about not having it.
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