Do your prefer cooking in the microwave or on the stove?

United States
May 21, 2007 9:44pm CST
Well, as a college student, the microwave has been my friend for YEARS all starting with the infamous ramon noodles...yum yum (NOT)! :) However, that's all we basically had in the dorms were microwaves. Now that I have been living in an apartment, I kind of perfer cooking on the stove and fixing some well balanced meals. But when time is pressed, I can always fall back on my trust friend, mr. microwave. :)
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@xmanifold (456)
• Nigeria
3 Dec 07
i live in Africa and don't have a microwave. i'm used to using a stove and my food is sweeter, hahaha funny as it may seem it's what we believe down here;seems true because i tried it when my cousins bought one and they use it only to warm food brought out of the freezer(especially bread). use gas and cooker also only when there is electricity and the gas;ahh!!! can't remember when i used it last, the prices have shoot up and can't afford one for now. the type of meals we consume take hours to cook and if i quote you they're "well balanced meals" and for that you can't use mr microwave. another option is to use firewood and charcoal when all else fails.
@xmanifold (456)
• Nigeria
3 Dec 07
i live in Africa and don't have a microwave. i'm used to using a stove and my food is sweeter, hahaha funny as it may seem it's what we believe down here and seems true because i tried it when my cousins bought one and they use it only to warm anyfood brought out of the freezer. use gas and cooker also only when there is electricity and the gas;ahh!!! can't remember when i used it last, the prices have shoot up and can't afford for now. the type of meals we consume down here take hours to cook and if i quote you "well balanced meals" and for that you can't use mr microwave. another option is to use firewood and charcoal when all else fails.
@lucky_witch (2710)
• Philippines
2 Dec 07
Im sorry but I never had a microwave oven. I heard that its easier to cook there. I want to have one because I want to learn and be able to bake cookies and cakes. But as of now, I dont even know how to operate one. As of now, I am using a stove in cooking foods. And I know a lot recipes that I can cook with my beloved stove.
@marciascott (25550)
• United States
2 Dec 07
I would rather use a Stove, I like to cook from stracth food taste better, when you are at work and want to warm up your food, or even at home a Microwave is more convient.Sometimes they have those Microwable dinner, when in a hurry they are good!
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I use both microwave and the stove but i don't use microwave for cooking i only use it for heating up the left over food.I feel like cooking on the stove is tastier then cooking in the microwave. However when i am in a hurry or busy i will use microwave instead of cooking on the stove.Because cooking on the stove requires more work and more times.You need watch out while you are cooking because you can't set up the timer for stove,you have to work manually infront the stove.
@leanette (3002)
• India
26 May 07
Yea, I think microvaes the best, and had been a faithful companion to me when I was living alone, its a lot easier and handy. Though stoves can be better for other cooking and I like things cooked on teh stove better. :)
• United States
23 May 07
I actually prefer the stove or actually the oven. I think the microwave makes food soggy.
@jogie_bien (1103)
• Philippines
22 May 07
i prefer to cook in microwave then stove because its too easy for me to cook in microwave.you dont need to look always if already cook or not in mircowave just put time and then when finish just look its it well done.
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
22 May 07
We don't even own a microwave (we could have gotten one cheap, but we barely have the room for it, plus in the end we really didn't see the need), so we're forced to use the stove and/or oven. I really don't mind this as I personally do think that anything cooked on a stove tastes better.
• United States
22 May 07
I love to cook thirty minute meals myself. This is only now that Karisma is bigger. I use to only cook microwave prepared foods. Store bought and popped in to cook. I am very glad I don't cook this way any longer. It's much more joyful cooking on the stove. Now if it takes more than 30 I don't cook it. LOL
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
22 May 07
I would say Microwave is one of the best inventions as it is very handy and effective for everyone's daily life. Although without it, I still can survive. But honestly, I love the Microwave very much. I use it everyday to heat or cook the food.
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
22 May 07
I use both. I think it depends on how many I am cooking for. For big meals I use the stove, for smaller ones the microwave is so much easier.
• United States
22 May 07
I think stuff that you cook on the stove stays hot longer...and it tastes better. The juices stay in the food. I love cooking for my family! The stove top and oven is my best friend in my house.