I keep seeing all the recipes and other things on the MOM site that require a microwave. some that i myself would have loved to try except that we have no microwave in our house.

we did have one but it dies and we had no money for a new one and the longer we went without it the more we realised not only did we not need it but also we were better off without it.
reheating leftover was easier with the griller and we didn’t burn ourselves on bowls any more or end up with parts of our food overcooked and flavourless while others were still cold or even frozen.
honestly we don’t even want a microwave any more. we were given one but as it took up to much space on the kitchen bench we put it outside and never used it.
it has since gone to the op shop.

Posted by stepmom107932, 30th December 2014

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  • It is good you don’t need a microwave but we love using ours,so handy!


  • I have never seen a microwave recipe and only when we first bought a Tupperware steamer a very long time ago did I ever read one . Microwave is mainly for convenience so great if you have the time and you don\’t mind heating on the stove or oven .


  • We use it for convince but managed fine when we didn’t have one.


  • I love my microwave for ease and convenience but i also managed quite well before microwaves were invented! It just took a little longer to cook certain items in the oven.


  • I love my microwave and would struggle without Nutella mugs!


  • I wouldn’t be with out one .. if used properly and safely they are a god send.


  • This house (only been here for 12 months) hates appliances! No seriously I had to get a sparky in and do a full overhaul on our Electrics. My Dishwasher, brand New Stereo and Microwave times 2 wrecked by surging :(..Have not had a Dishwasher or Microwave for 4 months now and I agree with you, reheating in a saucepan you get more of an even heat and I find with reheating pastas etc I make a complete different meal – as before it was zip zap in the Microwave.

    • Our dishwasher died and it makes me wanna cry sometimes i hate washing dishes by hand.


  • Would love to update my microwave and microwave recipes too!


  • Ha! I’m the complete opposite, I couldn’t live without it!


  • Ours is used every single day, multiple times. With teenagers always warming food up, we couldn’t be without it!


  • We lived without a microwave for years. Our kitchen was very small and we rarely used it. The only thing I couldn’t do is heat up a wheat bag for aches and pains but I just used a hot water bottle instead.

    • our wheat bags are safe to heat up in the oven, as long as its not a gas oven


  • I like using a combination of both; oven and microwave for cooking.


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