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  1. #1
    KenK Guest

    Default No microwave!


    For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found I
    was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    <sigh>

    How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?


    --
    "Experience is something you don't get until
    just after you need it." Steven Wright








  2. #2
    marco Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    you can't do without it,
    like once you have high speed internet,
    you can't go back to dial up.

    marc

  3. #3
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    On Mar 8, 8:29*am, KenK <inva...@invalid.com> wrote:
    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I foundI
    > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?
    >
    > --
    > "Experience is something you don't get until
    > just after you need it." Steven Wright


    I had one die a while ago, and I didn't bother getting a new one for a
    few months. I can live without one, but the kid has a hard time
    without one.

  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    On 8 Mar 2012 16:29:28 GMT, KenK wrote:

    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found I
    > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?


    I could get by without a microwave for quite a while. Many people
    here don't even have a microwave. You'll be hearing from them, I'm
    sure.

    -sw

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    On Mar 8, 8:29*am, KenK <inva...@invalid.com> wrote:
    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I foundI
    > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?
    >


    For reheating, try a double boiler. For defrosting, put the frozen
    item in the fridge the night before. For TV dinners, follow the
    conventional oven instructions. For boiling water, use a kettle.

  6. #6
    KenK Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    spamtrap1888 <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]m:

    > On Mar 8, 8:29*am, KenK <inva...@invalid.com> wrote:
    >> For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave
    >> for a week or so. After having one available every day for many
    >> decades I found

    > I
    >> was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    >> without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    >> <sigh>
    >>
    >> How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?
    >>

    >
    > For reheating, try a double boiler.


    Thanks! Didn't think of that. I rarely ever use a double boiler.

    > For defrosting, put the frozen
    > item in the fridge the night before. For TV dinners, follow the
    > conventional oven instructions. For boiling water, use a kettle.




    --
    "Experience is something you don't get until
    just after you need it." Steven Wright








  7. #7
    marco Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    On Thursday, March 8, 2012 9:09:35 AM UTC-8, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > On Mar 8, 8:29*am, KenK <inva...@invalid.com> wrote:
    > > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found I
    > > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > > <sigh>
    > >
    > > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?
    > >

    >
    > For reheating, try a double boiler. For defrosting, put the frozen
    > item in the fridge the night before. For TV dinners, follow the
    > conventional oven instructions. For boiling water, use a kettle.


    [but you still own a microwave]
    to each his own
    i think it boils down to convenience
    time saving etc

    for short trips i sometimes use my bicycle
    for longer trips i have a car

    what percent of RFC do not own a microwave?
    1% at most...?

    marc

  8. #8
    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    On 3/8/2012 9:29 AM, KenK wrote:
    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found I
    > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?



    Been there. It was no problem, as long as I had the kitchen stove.

  9. #9
    sf Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    On 8 Mar 2012 16:29:28 GMT, KenK <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found I
    > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?


    I've done it for years at a stretch and use it very little when I have
    one, but I do like it for reheating leftovers (fewer dishes to wash)
    and that's why I have one now. I don't even steam frozen vegetables
    in it. It's handy, but not essential and a zero part of what I
    consider my "real cooking".

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  10. #10
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    On Mar 8, 11:29*am, KenK <inva...@invalid.com> wrote:
    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I foundI
    > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?
    >
    > --
    >use it to "Experience is something you don't get until
    > just after you need it." Steven Wright


    I'd survive fine. I mainly use it to heat water and reheat
    leftovers.

    I was one of the last people I know to buy a microwave. I only did it
    when I went on a 4 day workweek and had to eat fast after a long day
    and commute.


  11. #11
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!


    "KenK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found
    > I
    > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?
    >


    Could live without it, but sure is nice to have. We make a big breakfast on
    weekends and the leftover bacon or sausage is mine to reheat in the
    mornings. Frozen veggies are usually cooked in the MW, but can be done on
    the stove.



  12. #12
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    In article <46wpkyf9m8n2.dlg@sqwer[email protected]>, [email protected]t says...
    >
    > On 8 Mar 2012 16:29:28 GMT, KenK wrote:
    >
    > > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found I
    > > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > > <sigh>
    > >
    > > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?

    >
    > I could get by without a microwave for quite a while. Many people
    > here don't even have a microwave. You'll be hearing from them, I'm
    > sure.


    I don't have one. Or want one

    Janet


  13. #13
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    Janet wrote:
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]t says...
    > >
    > > On 8 Mar 2012 16:29:28 GMT, KenK wrote:
    > >
    > > > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > > > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found I
    > > > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > > > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > > > <sigh>
    > > >
    > > > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?

    > >
    > > I could get by without a microwave for quite a while. Many people
    > > here don't even have a microwave. You'll be hearing from them, I'm
    > > sure.

    >
    > I don't have one. Or want one
    >
    > Janet


    Last year my microwave oven broke. I went about 2 months before finding a
    good sale on a new one. I was miserable during that time. I use one often.

    Gary

  14. #14
    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    KenK wrote:
    >
    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found I
    > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?


    We've had years when the nuke saw so little use it got migrated off the
    counter top into the closest and then out into the gargage. Counter top
    space is at a premium in any kitchen I've ever had.

    We've had a lot more years when it's kept its place on the counter top.
    To me that says it's best as a built in. We currently have a built in,
    but watching an episode of Holmes Inspection I learned the miminum code
    for how high it needs to be over the range. Argh.

    With the range top or oven I can do nearly anything that I do in the
    nuke. But many of those tasks are more work without the nuke.

  15. #15
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 3/8/2012 2:42 PM, Gary wrote:
    > Janet wrote:
    >>
    >> In article<[email protected]>, [email protected]t says...
    >>>
    >>> On 8 Mar 2012 16:29:28 GMT, KenK wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    >>>> week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found I
    >>>> was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    >>>> without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    >>>> <sigh>
    >>>>
    >>>> How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?
    >>>
    >>> I could get by without a microwave for quite a while. Many people
    >>> here don't even have a microwave. You'll be hearing from them, I'm
    >>> sure.

    >>
    >> I don't have one. Or want one
    >>
    >> Janet

    >
    > Last year my microwave oven broke. I went about 2 months before finding a
    > good sale on a new one. I was miserable during that time. I use one often.
    >
    > Gary

    We bought our first microwave in 1981, it finally broke in 1998 and we
    bought a second one just like it, so far so good. I've had to replace
    the turntable motor and the door latch but other than that no problems.
    Like a lot of others I like my microwave.

  16. #16
    Krypsis Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    On 9/03/2012 3:29 AM, KenK wrote:
    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found I
    > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?
    >
    >

    Only use ours for reheating food. Never cook with it. I guess we could
    easily live without as my wife often reheats on the stove anyway.

    --

    Krypsis

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    On 3/8/2012 6:29 AM, KenK wrote:
    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I found I
    > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?
    >
    >


    I feel your pain. My relatively new Samsung unit crapped out a few days
    ago and I've quite forgotten how it's attached to the wall. My guess is
    that I'll have to remove it to do the repairs. I won't be doing the
    repairs myself cause the problem is in the electronics realm - it gives
    a systems error (SE) message when I turn it on. I'm pretty sure that
    we'll all be seeing "SE" a lot in the new digital control kitchen.

  18. #18
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    On Mar 8, 8:29*am, KenK <inva...@invalid.com> wrote:
    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave for a
    > week or so. After having one available every day for many decades I foundI
    > was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking' or reheating stuff
    > without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently used it - and miss it.
    > <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?
    >
    > --
    > "Experience is something you don't get until
    > just after you need it." Steven Wright


    I haven't had a microwave for many years. So I don't miss it at all.

  19. #19
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    KenK wrote:
    > For uninteresting reasons I won't go into I will have no microwave
    > for a week or so. After having one available every day for many
    > decades I found I was addicted to it! I'm now helpless at 'cooking'
    > or reheating stuff without it! I'm amazed at how much I evidently
    > used it - and miss it. <sigh>
    >
    > How well do you think you would survive without yours? No problem?


    Having survived several cross country moves, I have had to survive without
    that and also without the stove. If I have only a stove, then I plan only
    the amount of food I need unless it is a chili, stew or soup which can
    easily be reheated on the stove, perhaps with the addition of more liquid.

    If you are making a casserole, you could make smaller batches and cook each
    one as needed.

    I don't know what all you use your microwave for. I mainly use it for
    reheating stuff and softening gluten free bread.

    You may have to do things the old fashioned way. There were no microwaves
    when I was a kid. We melted butter on the stove in a small pan. Leftover
    meat and potatoes were put in a casserole, maybe sprinkled with a little
    water, covered with foil and reheated in the oven. Or they were turned into
    hash or soup.

    Most frozen foods can be heated on the stove or in the oven. They just take
    longer.



  20. #20
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: No microwave!

    marco wrote:
    > you can't do without it,
    > like once you have high speed internet,
    > you can't go back to dial up.


    Heh. One of my friends once told me that the microwave was no longer good
    enough. She wanted instant food!

    I remember the original Star Trek epiodes where they got food from the
    computer. I so hoped that would happen in my lifetime.



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