Do you have a microwave?

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Do you have a microwave?
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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 10:07am

Is so how much do you use it and for what do you use it?

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Registered: 07-21-2006
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 10:31am

Sorry to hear that your microwave died on you, Cheryl. Yes, I have one, but am not quite that dependent on it - mostly to heat water

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Registered: 11-12-1998
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 1:08pm

I've often wondered whether I would replace my current microwave if it died. I do use it to heat leftovers and cook frozen veggies. But little else. I could do those things on the stovetop.

But it came with the house, so.....I use it.

It is above my stove and has the hood vent, etc. I would have to put in a new hood exhaust thingy. The one on the micro isn't very good, anyway. So, maybe I wouldn't mind if mine died.

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 1:17pm

We have an OLD one, about college dorm room size, that is a spare...

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Registered: 03-19-2010
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 1:33pm

I do have a micrwave but I don't use it much except to reheat things. But I would replace it if it died on me because I count on it on days when we both work late and supper is leftovers! :0 I have heard you can make cake and such in them but I never tried it!!:)

Keep smiling,

Sheryl

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Registered: 06-03-2003
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 2:52pm

I do not care for the idea of thawing/cooking things in the microwave, guess I am a sucker for the convection oven....I use mine for heating things on a dinner plate for the few times we have leftovers...popcorn, which is the best....We got our first microwave when my son was born in 1993, just replace it about 2 yrs ago....it takes awhile to figure out all the functions....

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 3:23pm

Susan, it is a sad fact that they don't make them like they used to.

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Registered: 10-05-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 12:40am

I agree about things breaking easier and not lasting as long.

-Margaret mom to 2 girls
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Registered: 03-19-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 4:47am
Visits to see grandma is always such an adventure as a kid! :) I remember earning to eat tomatoes with sugar on them! They sure didn't worry about weight so much back then!