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    Default I'm doing okay without my microwave

    We needed the outlet for something else and it's been disconnected for days. I suddenly realized how little I use it, primarily for making instant coffee.

    When it breaks down, I don't think I'll be replacing it. I could use the extra space and I won't have to buy another one.

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    I hear you! I put mine in the garage a couple weeks ago and plan on using it to nuke kitchen sponges and dirt/soil (haven't tried that yet). The microwave was in a 2 foot deep appliance garage--now I have a bunch of storage room. We actually did use ours quite a bit, but I convinced my husband we should not use it for reheating food. I had to get a little pot so we can reheat small servings and it's working out just fine.

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    I haven't had a microwave since 2008 and I really don't miss it! It helps that I have an electric tea kettle (hot pot) to have instantly boiling water. In daydreaming about my ideal kitchen (someday!!) I don't usually imagine it with a microwave.

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    omg!!! i could not live without my microwave!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey7415 View Post
    omg!!! i could not live without my microwave!!!
    Same here.............I use mine A LOT!!! Don't think I fix a meal that I don't use the micro...........for SOMETHING!

    I would replace it INSTANTLY if it died.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn4 View Post
    but I convinced my husband we should not use it for reheating food. .
    Was there a specific reason for this........or "just because"???

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    Can't live without the microwave here, especially in the summer time. I do cook in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfranny View Post
    Was there a specific reason for this........or "just because"???
    There are some opinions that is has a detrimental effect on foods. I'm sure there are positions on both sides, but I don't want to take the chance of reducing the level of nutrition in my foods (especially since I am recovering from some issues from malabsorption).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey7415 View Post
    omg!!! i could not live without my microwave!!!
    Me too. We just upgraded ours.

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    Oh, I can't even imagine my life without a microwave anymore. I'm glad you're doing so well without one though.

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