Waht do you prefer? Microvave ovens or traditional ovens?

@marguicha (90746)
Chile
October 3, 2009 12:01pm CST
I never use a microwave except mabe to reheat cooked rice, melt butter or make some easy popcrorn to the grandkids. I find it better tasteing my food cooked in a traditional rage or oven. I don´t even thing the time is so much diferent or the work. And many times I have found burning hor food in the micro oven and in the interior it´s absolutly cold. What are your experiences with micro wave cooking. As for me, the best in my microwave oven is that it has a giant clock where I can read the time with no glasses. Take care and share please.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Happy sat. MARG, i DO NOT USE MY MICROWAVE FOR ANYMORE THINGS THAN U DO. iT IS GOOD TO WARM UP LEFTOVERS IN & LIKE U SAID I MELT BUTTER FOR PIES & VARIOUS OTHER THINGS BUT WHEN IT REALLY COMES TO COOKING SOMETHING I USE THE REGULAR OVEN. I'm still an old fashion cook.
@marguicha (90746)
• Chile
5 Oct 09
I firmly believe that it´s not being old fashioned. The food DOES taste better if done in the regular oven. And to think that I had so many expectatives when I bought the thing! Well I will not get angry for that, other new gadgets have saved my life. I did not begin my married life with an automatic washer. I didn´t have a dishwasher either. And, after all, my microwave´s clock is perfect. Hug!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Good morning Marg, I'm glad i have mine just don't use it that much but it is great for leftovers which i seem to always have, lol.
@maximax8 (27410)
• United Kingdom
5 Oct 09
Hello my dear friend. I used to live in a tiny cottage that had been built in 1835. I had such a very small kitchen that I only had just a microwave and no a cooker. When I moved to my current house I bought a cooker with a glass top. Now I can use my microwave and my cooker. I use my microwave twice a day for my baby's feeding things. I use my cooker once or twice a week. You see the food I most enjoy is salad. That doesn't need cooking and comes from my fridge. Hug my friend. Maxine
@marguicha (90746)
• Chile
9 Oct 09
I know you are a vegan. I am becoming more vegetarian than I was before. It´s funny but it is not a planned thing: my body wants it and I obey.
• China
5 Oct 09
Well,actually I agree with you,microwaves seem too theretically complicated so we are not totally sure of its harmness,but if there is microwaves leakage we can be ensured people aound it will be hured and even be dangeous to life.So in this phase traditional oven should be better.
@marguicha (90746)
• Chile
5 Oct 09
Food is also better when cooked in a normal stove.
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
4 Oct 09
Hi,mar,i have no hesitate to say that 50% of the population are cooking by using Gas stove, 20% of the population cooking by using kerosene and 30% of the population still cooking the food by burning the wood.Only part of the rich people use micro oven to heat the food material which became cool.Have a nice time.
@marguicha (90746)
• Chile
5 Oct 09
I´m in the 50% My range is gas. But I have a small electric oven that is wonderful. And I have that microwave oven (perharps the first one ever made) and I never liked it (even for heating food).
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
3 Oct 09
For me, it depends on the time of year. In the summer, when it's hot, it's nice to use the microwave if I want a baked potato, or spaghetti squash...stuff that is normally done in the over. In the winter, I plan more meals using the oven, because it makes the house nice and toasty. If your foods are overcooking on the outside, and cold in the middle, try lowering the power. Try it as 60 or 70% power for a little longer. That's what I do when I'm cooking or reheating something that's thicker. Works good for reheating pizza too. Run a bit of water on the crust, then cook at 70%. Crust comes out tender (instead of like shoe leather), and the cheese is perfectly melted. Good luck!
@marguicha (90746)
• Chile
5 Oct 09
I think I´ll go on using the microwave oven to melt butter only. I have a very small electric oven where I do all my oven cooking. It is very well insulated so it´s not expensive and will not make the kitchen hot. I also have a grill that you put over the range. I do barbecue like foods with little expense. I put my meat, potatos with foil and come upstairs to the computer. In my little oven I can heat bread but also roast a whole chicken.
• United States
4 Oct 09
I have never owned or used a microwave, and I intend to keep it that way. There is just something "creepy" to me about nuked food. If people with pacemakers need to stay away from them, I think they might pose a general danger. I'm going to stick to my gas range and oven for food preparation/heating.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Hi marguicha. I prefer to use the traditional oven. I think it's because I love to bake so much. You just can't bake in a microwave oven! Microwaves are great for cooking in a hurry. I also agree that it's great for microwave popcorn. Microwaves are a great invention and have become important in our daily routines. If I have the choice though, I will stick with my traditional oven.
• United States
4 Oct 09
I love the oven/range very very much, If it's an option to use the stove, I will use it over the microwave almost every time. but sadly during the summer mom almost never lets me use the stove.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
3 Oct 09
I only use my microwave for heating up leftovers, making a quick cup of tea and melting butter and the frozen bags of veggies. I would never consider cooking a meal in the microwave. The best cooking would be in the oven for me. I don't know one person who cooks a meal in the microwave.
@home415 (118)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Microwave ovens helps take out batera and virus. Also puts raditation to clean you systems. Traditonal helps take out batera and virus. Makes sure food is cook if cooking with bloody food. They both have advantages and disadvantages but in truth i like traditional because keeps the way it fells and tastes.