BACK TO THE DARK AGES WE GO!

Well, maybe that's a little overstated, but that's how it feels.  Our microwave bit the dust two days ago.  It's beyond weird not to be able to head up our leftovers in there.  Hubby made Jello yesterday and barely recovered from having to heat the water in a pan on the stove!

 

We had this latest microwave for 8 years.  It was a Panasonic.  We had the first one for over 20 years.  It was a humble Sears.  We've only ever had the two microwaaves.  In all those years without one, we managed okay.  The new one won't arrive until the 24th.  Eek!

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Comments (15)

  1. magnocrat

    Yes they are useful for reheating but they do not cook so well. Scrambled egg is better cooked in a saucepan on the stove , and if properly attended the saucepan cleans with a quick rinse. A soft boiled egg is very difficult in a micro and a fried egg almost impossible.
    They are convenience devices for reheating meals, but also good if you like frozen ready cooked meals.

    June 15, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Yes – I also like them for baking potatoes, even though I prefer the taste of an oven-baked potato. They’re nice if you’re in a hurry.

      June 15, 2017
      1. magnocrat

        The oven browns the outside but microwave cooks from the inside outwards. For meat the invention of the slow cooker has revolutionised cooking. My daughter turns hers on before work and returns to ,a tender casserole.
        A sign of civilisation is the paraphernalia and fuss we make over food and eating.

        June 15, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          I love our slow cooker, too, but we don’t use it often because you actually have to plan ahead …

          June 15, 2017
  2. SEC

    oh you poor thing but this too shall pass

    June 15, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Yup. I’m going to get a huge calendar and mark off the days with a big red X.

      June 15, 2017
      1. SEC

        Good old countdown calendars!

        June 15, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          Yeah – did you do an advent calendar as a kid? We never had one, so I lovingly made one for my sister’s kids out of a felt kit, only to find out they didn’t do Christmas!!

          June 15, 2017
          1. SEC

            yes I did and in the Navy as your time of transfer nears we have what we called a “short sheet” to count down the last 100 days.

            June 15, 2017
  3. GoldenPig2012

    Ha Ha ha Ha Ha……………………………….Hang on…………………….I have to pee!

    June 15, 2017
  4. Nightbane

    Nuke boxes are prohibited here, not by rule of law but by rule of moi. I dislike nuke box because they always make a strange feeling behind and about me eyes if running in same room. Not as bad with more modern models but happens with them all. Have also observed even the modern ones aren’t kind to electric bills if used more than occasionally. Had more than few people remark how low the bill when even state of the art nuke box went down and wasn’t replaced right away
    Th Boy had a bit of an adjustment ( withdrawals, more like ) when he came to live here but now agrees his diet and snack choices are far more healthy and has discovered cup warmer for his tea is a better way, dunt require him getting up or being distracted from study or work and only comes on when cup goes below X temperature, shuts off as soon as cup reaches target.

    June 16, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Nice! I had a cup warmer at work and loved it. My kids always had one when away at school. They make me feel cozy.

      June 16, 2017
      1. Nightbane

        I like the thing, got several for key places about the place where I work but not convenient to kitchen This lot can be run on portable battery for devices so useful when well out on the lawn or in the rough beyond. he likes that on sites arent’ yet wired, installed a small panel in his truck to plug them in and charges them almost exclusively while truck is on the road along with devices and mobiles.

        June 16, 2017
  5. Bettymom

    I’m in popcorn withdrawal! Waaaaaaa!

    June 15, 2017