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Old 11-25-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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Wish they made microwave ovens for dummies

Practically every year we have to replace the microwave oven in our shop due to improper use by employees. They keep burning them out.
Basically, what I need is a very simple microwave oven with a large, single turn dial with a maximum time setting of say, 3 minutes. That's all. That's all it takes to boil a cup of water or heat up some left over take out food.
Electronic push buttons are too complicated for some of these people to operate. I've caught some entering 30 minutes for a cup of water. They'll push any button just to get the oven going without any regard to the amount of time they've entered. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
This time I'm taking my sweet time to replace that microwave to teach them a lesson, and I'm getting a tiny one this time.

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Old 11-25-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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I would tell them to pass the hat.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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I would tell them to pass the hat.
We did that a couple of times in the past.
I don't mind paying for another cheap microwave. I'm ticked off at their stupidity more than anything else...
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:02 PM   #4
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Sounds like you need to talk to the guy that hired them!

Just kidding, running away!
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:06 PM   #5
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They're hair dressers...... what can I say? They're very good at what they do.... :))))
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:09 PM   #6
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Too funny, same thing happens in the teachers' lounges!
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:23 PM   #7
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Commercial microwaves are typically more rugged and much simpler. Post a chart of cooking times.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:34 PM   #8
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I'm looking for a microwave oven with these features. Nothing fancy.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:58 PM   #9
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I'm always amazed that the microwave in our break room continues to run, in 9 years we are only on #2, the old one just wore out and was taking forever to heat up anything. They are both cheap Emerson's

The current one on occasion has a fit where if the door is open, it'll run, close the door and it will shut off, Pushing clear and starting over seems to fix the problem.
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:18 PM   #10
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Gosh, they must be real dummies, sorry to say. The Microwave oven we have in our lunch rooms at work is about 20 years old, but we have bunch of Engineers.
Commercial is probably a way to go, but I think they are expensive. Check Sears for something simple. I got mine there and it very easy to operate.
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