Do you use your microwave every day?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
August 13, 2009 9:17am CST
I think just about everyone has a microwave these days. I probably use ours at least once a day. Maybe even more than that. Usually it's to re-heat something or to make some hot tea. Do you use your microwave every day?
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15 responses
@taface412 (3177)
• United States
14 Aug 09
Just about everyday. Even on the days when I grill outside I will use it to heat up some veggies. Once I even cooked a meat loaf in it. These things are so handy it is amazing to think we survived without one all those years ago. I remember when I was little my mother vowed to never own one...that was until my father bought one and she feel in love with the convenience of it.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I never cooked a meal in there. How did the meatloaf turn out?
@taface412 (3177)
• United States
17 Aug 09
It turned out fine I just had to keep an eye on it to make sure it didn't dry out. Sometimes I make meals in there if I don't want to get the house too hot from the oven. Very nice to do this.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
That makes sense. That is why I like to use the grill a lot in the summer. So I don't have to use the oven.
• United States
29 Aug 09
Yes I do. Even if I don't have anything to heat up I'll just run it for a minute so I can hear those four beeps that tells me my food it reheated or the popcorn is done. I've lived without one for a few weeks and I had to us my gas grill to heat up some food, that was painful.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
31 Aug 09
That's a new one. I never heard of someone just running it to hear the beeps. You must really like those beeps a lot.
• United States
19 Aug 09
I use the microwave to heat up my meals whenever there are leftovers in the refrigerator. It's great to have frozen food ready to eat in a few minutes with the help of the microwave
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Aug 09
I love that convenience too. Thanks for responding.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
18 Aug 09
yes i use my microwave every day sure glad they come up with it don't know what i would do with out one now.leaft overs are lot better warmed up in it then the old ways.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
23 Aug 09
Makes you wonder what people did years ago without them, doesn't it?
@letsee77 (227)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I think I can say we use ours everyday. Not so much to cook stuff in it, I've tried to cook some meat once some time ago and it only dries it up really bad. Though we are always heating something. Frozen Dinners, Hot Pockets, Water, and since hubby works late sometimes he uses it to reheat dinner when he gets in. It's funny thinking about it, I don't know what we would do without it. If we didn't have the microwave we would have to reheat stuff in the oven I guess and that would be more time consuming waiting for it to heat up and such. We have a toaster oven that is hardly used unless we get a frozen pizza, because those are horrid in the microwave. So yeah, Lol, we do use ours daily. :D
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Makes you wonder what everyone did in the "old days" doesn't it?
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
14 Aug 09
Yes. I use mine just about every day to heat something up or cook something in it. I like to eat popcorn sometimes while I am working also so I cook it in there. I also reheat my coffee if it gets cold in my cup too.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I love popcorn in the microwave too but sometimes all of the kernels don't pop.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
14 Aug 09
microwave oven - We used to get a new one during the period when my wife was pregnant. Then we were told that it radiates and is not good to the baby and then we took it back to the shop for good.
Hello Shar. We used to get a new one during the period when my wife was pregnant. Then we were told that it radiates and is not good to the baby and then we took it back to the shop for good. I have got an oven from my best friend who left it with me, but I seldom use it and just keep it in my school apartment. If some day she needs to use it, I will give it back to her to use. Take care.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I think just about everything we use these days is bad for us. I'll still use the microwave though.
@dlr297 (5387)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I got rid of my microwave years ago, the more you read about them i believe that they are not good for health. And My husband started getting real bad heartburn from anything that came out of the microwave, and he used it just to heat up his coffee. and i used it occasionally to heat stuff up......Microwave gone, and his heartburn went with it.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
That's pretty interesting. I wonder if anyone else experience those symptoms from the microwave.
• United States
13 Aug 09
I don't think we use the microwave every day here but we do use it at least once every two or three days. Sometimes we use it to heat up things for dinner, sometimes we use it for breakfast. Other times, we don't use it at all. We keep it unplugged when not in use, since we don't use it often because I'd rather pay less on my electricity bill. It's just easier that way.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I never thought of unplugging the microwave before. Thanks for the idea.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
13 Aug 09
Our microwave is used at least once every single day. I might use it to heat up water or oatmeal in the morning. My husband typically uses it when he comes home for lunch to heat up whatever he is eating on that particular day. I've never used it for cooking though, I intend to try soon. I just got a new microwave stack cooker that I am itching to try out. If it makes cooking quicker for me on our busy nights then I will be a forever fan.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Oh I forgot about the oatmeal. I use it for that too.
• United States
13 Aug 09
um..probably.if not for reheat,to do other things like warm up veggies. i love micro's for reheating especially.before we had them it took way too much time the old way just to heat up something.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I like heating up the veggies too.
@panjababu (226)
• India
13 Aug 09
I use my microwave very frequently.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Glad to hear you're putting to good use.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
13 Aug 09
We use ours all the time especially when it's hot and we don't want to heat up the kitchen.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
14 Aug 09
Do you use it to cook things or just to reheat?
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
13 Aug 09
No, i don't use mine every day. I'm like u i use it mostly for re-heating things. I don't do any cooking in mine.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I think the only thing I cooked in the microwave was a baked potato.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I probably use a microwave every other day normally, but there are days when I use it several times. I don't cook in the microwave only heat things up.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I think most people use it to heat things up.