Do you depend on your microwave?

United States
April 25, 2007 5:01pm CST
Mine just broke.I never realized how much I miss it.Heating up leftovers takes forever.Especially if you want a late night snack.I even found myself cutting open a bag of microwaveable popcorn and putting it in a pan with a lid! I used it to make scambled eggs in the morning so I can cut down on the butter intake.I really miss it.I had it since my son was born.He is 21 now,so I got alot of use out of it.Would it bother you to not have a microwave?Think about it.It does make life easy at times.
5 people like this
23 responses
@msjigga (866)
• United States
26 Apr 07
oomg mine broke last year so i was without a microwave for about a month. i did not realize how often i used my microwave. no more microwave popcorn, food took twice as long to heat up. that was not fun being a busy mom. i love my microwave.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Apr 07
That is how I felt also.I did not realize how much I depended on it.
1 person likes this
• United States
26 Apr 07
I know how you feel, my microwave went out and it was like it disabled the whole family. No more popcorn, no more re-warming leftovers, no cup of quick hot tea or coffee. We were awful without it, I had to make a special trip to Wal Mart to purchase one! Then about a month after that my stove blew up! Now, we are looking to move in the next few weeks so I have been trying to get by without one. I have a toaster oven and it has worked for us so far!
1 person likes this
• United States
26 Apr 07
I am going to walmart also.2 years ago my oven went up.I hated using the microwave and toaster oven for everything.I don't know which one is worse to lose.I bet you can't wait to move.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I'm sorry for your broken microwave. I do depend on my microwave and if it breaks I think I will go get another one the same day! I just use it for almost everything. I even cook some recipes in it. To heat my milk I just put my cup in the microwave and select the time and it's done. Without the microwave I would have to use a pan, heat the milk on the stove and be there until it is done and then pour into my cup. That's a hassle. I just think that we get spoiled with things.
1 person likes this
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
4 Jun 07
Oh I do use mine for the same reasons.LOL And I also defrost alot in it. If mine broke I have a little one on stand by just incase. Ive have mine for about 10 years now of maybe even more. And its still going stong. I would be lost without it.
@aweins (4203)
• India
27 May 07
no, i m not t all depended on microwave. its radiation is harmful for human body and the milk given to babies is also strongly denied by doctors, if warmed in microwave. it is good if you use it for popcorns or so but not for everything. i would prefer oven rather than a microwave. the studies show that even standing infront of microwave for 5-10 min is harmful because of its harmful radiations which are unknown. microwave cooked food suffers molecule damage. it damages our immunity system and decreases the nutritional level of the food. and male and female hormone production is shut down if the food is eaten continuously.
1 person likes this
@SmokePiff (437)
• United States
23 May 07
sure do depend on my microwave. when ours broke we didn't get a new one for like a month or two and i had to learn how t o heat stuff up on the stove like my mother had to when she was younger. it was horrible lol
1 person likes this
@sizzle3000 (3038)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I love my microwave. I reheat as well as cook in my mic. I guess I use it every day of the week in the summer. Since I have asthma I can't really use the over because it puts too much heat in the house. I like baked potatoes in the microwave. Most of the time it only takes ten minutes to cook. I like to heat up those left overs as well. They make great meals the next day.
• United States
1 May 07
I never knew it was bad for people with asthma.Thanks.My husband has asthma attacks once in a while.I shall show him this and then tell him I can't cook for him anymore.LOL.No,I would never do that to him.
1 person likes this
• United States
1 May 07
If you have a wonderful husband he will tell you don't worry about using that bad hot over I will take you out to dinner. LOL
• India
9 May 07
oh yes... i think we'd all be handicapped without a microwave... :D
• United States
9 May 07
I am gflad to have one again.
• India
9 May 07
Of course i do, in this age i think everyone does.
• United States
9 May 07
You are right.I don't know how i made it without one.
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
9 May 07
YES I would be bothered! We use the microwave numerous times during the day and I have no clue what I would do without it! I really like how fast it is, I have 4 kids so sometimes we really NEED fast and easy around here!
• United States
9 May 07
Yes you are right.I hate using the stove and waiting for hot dogs.
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
28 Apr 07
I depend a lot on my microwave for heating food and water to make hot drinks. Other than that, i hardly use the oven since I have a gas stove and another electric stove that are easier to use for cooking rather than the microwave oven.
• United States
28 Apr 07
I think food tastes better cooked in the oven or on the stove.But I babysit 2 children.My husband eats at 3:30 and the kids eat at 6:00.It is so much easier to heat their food up instead of recooking it.
@scapula (760)
• Jordan
26 Apr 07
I'm using microwave every day, but I don't like to use it Althea it has good benefits, because I hate those radiations emitted from it, I afraid from it, I prefer to use cooker rather than microwave, but At late night and if I'm busy I use it and I don't care.
• United States
28 Apr 07
I agree with you about the radiation,but most of that scare started when they first came out.I don't really here much about it anymore.Oh Well! I have been using one since they came out and I am still fine.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I haven't owned a microwave in a long time, I really don't miss it. They take up a lot of room on the counter, I've always lived in rentals so I can't mount one anywhere. They destroy good nutrients in food. Plus new microwaves always seem to break easily. I know those huge ones from back in the day seem to last forever, but the last one we had quit working after a year!
• United States
27 Apr 07
I usually just like to heat up food,coffee water and popcorn.It was just conveniant when you are in hurry.You are right the old ones seemed to be better.
• United States
26 Apr 07
I love my microwave. I heat up a lot of tv dinners and instant noodle meals that way because it's just way too easy. I don't have the time, nor the space to cook, so having a microwave around is quite a blessing.
• United States
26 Apr 07
Oh!No! You reminded me about t.v. dinners!I had totally forgotten how long they take in the oven.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Hey that microwave lasted a long time I'm impressed. I think I would find that I use it more than i think i do. I heat veggies in it, and leftovers. I make soup in it. I think it would be hard to adjust to not having one.
• United States
26 Apr 07
It is hard to adjust.But I am getting there.Lets just say that if I wasn't here to cook my son and husband would lose alot of weight.The microwave was a kenmore I was impresssed also.
@rodeotexas (1154)
• United States
25 Apr 07
I love my microwave and don't kno what I would do without it.
@brimia (6585)
• United States
25 Apr 07
We went a couple of weeks without a microwave and it did take getting used to. I try not to depend on it too much but it makes heating things/leftovers up so easy.
• United States
26 Apr 07
That is mostly what I used it for.I fix my husband a dinner at 3:00.Then at 6:00 I have to reheat it because I baby 2 little girls.I used to wash my pots and pans then make them a plate and throw it in the microwave.Now I have to wait for them to get here to clean .
• Canada
25 Apr 07
I'd have to say no. I've had a few microwaves in the past, but we always end up getting rid of them. If there is something we want heated we heat it in the oven or in a frying pan. Usually in the oven so there isn't any added oil. We both don't want the radiation that comes from a microwave. Honestly the only thing we ever used it for was to make microwave popcorn and heat up the odd cup of coffee!
• United States
26 Apr 07
I wish I felt the same way as you.I think I depended on mine too much.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
2 Aug 07
I don't use my microwave alot mostly to heat things up but I do like having it and just replaced it a couple months ago. LIVE IN PEACE
@arcidy (5015)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I depend on my microwave a lot because I pretty much use my microwave for all the foods that I have in my house so if my microwave ever broke down for some reason I wouldnt have any food the only thing I would be able to eat is cereal and I would get sick of that pretty quickly so I really hope nothing happens to my microwave.