Would you use the microwave?

@SomeCowgirl (32255)
United States
February 19, 2009 1:03pm CST
I am aware that some people even do not have a microwave or work somewhere where they take lunch and use the microwave at their job. Even some people go to other's houses and are so acquainted that they use their microwave freely. If you were to go to someone's house , or to work and see that the microwave was very dirty, would you still use it? Would it matter if it was an older model or a newer model? Older models are made differently so the inside of the microwave may be harder to clean, or it may just have rust because of the way it was made on the inside. Would you offer to clean it for either kudos points at work or with your friend? Would it make a difference if it was family? I think that If I were to find a weird stain here at our house I would just clean it. I wouldn't ask any questions unless well I couldn't figure out what food it was. If it was at a friend's house I Would still use the microwave and no questions would be asked. I might discuss it with my fiance though, and then maybe decide to ask! The model of the oven wouldn't really matter as I would use the oven anyway!
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9 responses
• United States
20 Feb 09
Hmmm... I get really eeked about about certain things, like dirty bathrooms or microwaves or stoves and such. I wouldn't use it. I would either go to a vending machine or out to eat, or I would just wait until I got home. I wouldn't be able to eat out of the microwave because whatever is in there is heating up with my food and the chemicals are mixing, no matter if you put a paper towel on top or not. The fumes from whatever is in there all old and caked on is mixing in too. I just wouldn't be able to eat my food knowing all of that :)
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
20 Feb 09
When you put it that way, lol... it makes me not want to eat it either. I understand about bathrooms and such like that though! Yucky! I appreciate the response.
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• United States
20 Feb 09
lol, sorry to gross you out! My mom has me on that kind of thinking, she is very particular about certain things. And now that I'm a mom I guess I am getting to be that way too lol My husband doesn't care one way or the other, if he's hungry he eats it! Including 5 day old food in the fridge! EEWW!
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Oh I have my standards too, lol... My fiance doesn't eat anything that is old though, I wouldn't let him even if he did... well I guess my mother in law wouldn't let us! lol! If we're not sure we ask his mom!
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@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I don't use the microwave at home, only use it when I bring lunchbox for work and need to reheat it. I would rather use the oven instead.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
20 Feb 09
would you use a microwave oven that was dirty though?
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@Lindery (853)
• Latvia
20 Feb 09
I don't have a microwave at home and the reason is that I don't think it's good for health. I have heard that warming up food in the microwave can cause many health problems for people. The fake heats pushes food's molecules which ate up are bad for people body. It can cause such dangerous illnesses as cancer.
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I haven't heard that to be precise, I have heard that if you heat something up well enough that it is not harmful. I appreciate the response.
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• United States
20 Feb 09
I'd probably still use it. As long as the food doesn't touch the dirty parts of the microwave I really don't think it would be gross or make the food too gross to eat. I'd just put it in the microwave and then be done with it. If it wasn't so bad I may consider cleaning it before I used it. It really just depends on how much time I had.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
20 Feb 09
That's quite different, I mean your response. I guess it would depend on the time a person had, especially since some people may be at work! I appreciate the response!
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@yanachka (30)
• United Arab Emirates
19 Feb 09
I actually dont use a microwave due to the health hazards it carries. If you happen to know it, the microwave changes the composition of food, it heats it up from inside to the outside like in nuclear reaction, and we don't know how it will affect us in the long run, so why try it? I use electric oven, and though it takes longer, I feel confident it has no health hazards that could harm me or my family. The only occasions I use it (like once or twice a year) is at patrol station shop when I buy a sandwich and wanna heat it up, or when they do so in cafes. But if it was for electric oven I wouldn't use if it was dirty, I get disgusted.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I've heard of that but have also been under the impression that if heated properly it would not cause harm. I understand not wanting to use it if it is dirty though!
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@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
19 Feb 09
[i]Hi SomeCowgirl, I will still use it and brand or model is not a big deal for me. I will be asking if ever I don't know how to use it..LOL! I will offer to clean before and after using if I am using my friend's microwave![/i]
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I hadn't thought of the different make and brand causing the ways to operate the oven to be, lol, well different. I am not sure if I would want to offer to clean it as I don't want to offend, lol, but I suppose that If I were to need to ask how to operate the oven that I might ask if the prefer their guests to clean the microwave after they use it! I would hope that wouldn't offend though!
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• United States
19 Feb 09
I have cleaned them before use at family's house. I will not use a microwave that is dirty. I can't bring myself to do this. My therapist is working on these issues with me. I would starve or eat it cold.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I don't really get to bothered about it, but can understand where you would be reluctant to use it. Sometimes bacteria and stuff like that starts to look a little disgusting!
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@katsalot1 (1619)
19 Feb 09
If I had to eat I would use it. I would always put things in a container or on a plate anyway. I might give it a quick wipe around, but don't think I would offer to clean it - that could really offend someone.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I agree, I don't think that I would want to offend anyone either!
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19 Feb 09
i would use it i have to eat after all, i would maybe put a paper napkin down amd a something on top of the food to some anything falling in. but really how hard is it for the cleaner to clean the thing. i would tell howevers job it is to look after these sore of things. its nor heathy at all
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Sometimes the cleaner is someone in the house, well that is if it's not a mess at work! I guess it'd be safer to put something over it, and I hadn't thought about that! Although some things already require a napkin over it!
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