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My Microwave
Posted On: 08/04/2020 16:47:56

You don't realize how much you rely on things until you don't have them! Four or five days ago, our microwave quit. I don't remember for sure, but I think it's over 5 yrs old. I don't think they make them to last as long as they used to; our first one lasted 24 yrs!  But, at least the new ones  are a lot less expensive than that one was. So I can't really complain about that. 

The thing is, I hate washing dishes!  So I heat/cook a lot with the microwave.  I'd much rather heat up things in a microwave than use a pan on the stove. And, boy, scrambled eggs are sure hard to clean out of a skillet, compared to a paper bowl in the microwave.  Since I came home from the hospital, I've been having a lot of scrambled eggs for breakfast--and sometimes for lunch or supper. It's so much easier: no 'grease' and I just throw out the paper bowl!  Well, I've made scrambled eggs in a skillet twice since the microwave quit; that was enough! 

So since we were out anyway--I had a doctor's appointment--we stopped at WalMart to get a new microwave. I knew our old one was 1,000 watts, but I didn't remember the actual 'size'. There were a number of choices, which didn't make it easy! We ended up getting one that is 1,100 watts (which is what most things now call for) and it 'looks' a bit larger than our old one; it has a capacity of 2.1 cubic feet, while I'm sure our old one was less than 1.  It has a very bright, blue, clock display!  I guess it's probably "better" than our old one. After all, 'new' things are always 'improved', right?  


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08/05/2020 05:06:03

Now that you have a new microwave and you like eggs you need to get the new egg hopper.  It is wonderful.  Eggs come out perfect and the shell pops right off.  You can have all sorts of flavors add to egg salad.  I have made mine with Italian seasoning, Mexican, etc.  Sometimes just a little sandwhich spread.  Sometimes just a little mustard.  It is quick and easy.  Glad you got a new microwave.  I will tell you one secret.  If you set it up so that you can flip a switch on an extension cord to turn it on., only when you use it you will save the life span of the microwave and at least 25 dolloars a month on your eletric.  You do not have to set the clock to make it work.  The longer you have it "on" the shorter it's lifespan.

08/05/2020 04:57:01

You're right, things are not made to last like they used to be. It's the way it is now. Well I'm the opposite of you. I hardly ever use the microwave. I don't mind cooking on the stove top. I can handle the dishes ok. As far as scrambled eggs are concerned, I use a non stick pan that is easy to clean.

08/04/2020 23:37:03

I never thought about using paper bowls in the microwave. I have finally figured out that there were a lot of things that I could do in my microwave that we bought last year at Value Village. We also were dealing with an old microwave that stopped working. We found a new microwave was so cheap, we couldn't afford not to buy it!!!!! Our previous microwave was with us for almost 17 years, but I must admit I didn't do much with it. The present one is microwave/convection and there was a recipe book that came with it. The last four months of 'isolation' has found me at home much more and I've been relearning to do more cooking 'from scratch'. Thank goodness my hubby eats anything... and even says 'thank you' for the 'not quite successful' cooking adventure.

Have fun, Altara

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