By: Revanche

Microwave-free household

March 31, 2008

It seems that, in a stroke of irony akin to your pet goldfish dying the day after you clean his bowl, I killed our microwave when I cleaned it last weekend.

My first impulse was to go look at newer and better models that aren’t liable to self-destruct upon contact with soap and water, but that enthusiasm petered out as I contemplated the scads of bills coming up. I decided to wait a while to do some research and try to purchase a model from a store for which I can get gift cards (via Thank You points, more than likely). Possibly from, but I’m only halfway to a $50 gift card there. My choices seem to be Linens’n’Things or Macys since I only want to redeem in increments of 10,000 points for a $100 GC.

Meanwhile, we’ve been a microwave-free household for the better part of a week, and while it’s not convenient, I’m not terribly put out, either. My dinners tend to be lukewarm since my schedule is either inconsistent or incompatible with Ma&PaDucky’s, but I can live with that, for a while longer.

3 Responses to “Microwave-free household”

  1. It’s amazing how much you realize you do or don’t need an appliance once it dies eh 🙂

  2. Jon says:

    So true. My microwave broke about a year ago and I thought I’d try going without, but for a different reason — I found that I liked having a bit more counter space in my tiny kitchen.

    It does suck not being able to heat up a meal easily, but at the same time, I feel like many foods taste better when you reheat them on the stove.

  3. ~FB~ I like to wean myself off depending on conveniences, I just didn’t think the microwave would be one of them! I guess you need it at work more than at home.

    ~Jon~ That reclaimed counter space IS pretty nice, actually. I think it irritates PaDucky that he has to boil water on the stove for his coffee and tea, though.

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