To ask what you use you microwave for?
Afternooninthepark · 20/09/2020 18:51
At 47 and having lived together for 23 years, dh and I have never had or felt the need for a microwave.
However, ds (15) is badgering me to get one, he says he can make things quicker in it and in the future when we are away or out he and his sister can make quick and easy meals for themselves.
I remember having one when we lived at home and it was only used for heating beans and defrosting stuff.
They are obviously still popular as they are for sale everywhere.
So what do you use yours for?
Does anyone actually make proper meals in there microwave?
Rainb0wDrops · 20/09/2020 18:55
Jacket potatoes (precook in microwave then bake in oven for 20 mins to get crispy)
Cheesy topped nachos
Warming up leftovers
Heating kiddie portions of beans/spaghetti - when it's not really worth using a saucepan
Microwave meals - only occasionally but I do like an m&s curry meal
JaJaDingDong · 20/09/2020 18:56
I never use ours.
DH uses it to heat beans ( which I would use a saucepan for), and to heat the odd shop bought pasty (I use the oven because I hate it when the pastry goes soggy in the microwave).
Other than that I sometimes start a baked potato off in the microwave before putting it in the oven to crisp up.
superking · 20/09/2020 18:56
I've been thinking about this this week as we've just had to replace ours. We use it pretty much every day - making porridge for breakfast and reheating batch cooked frozen meals for the children's dinner are the main things. Also sometimes cooking vegetables. We only had a day between the old one breaking and getting a new one but I did miss it!
Having said that, DH and I lived without one for 4 years pre-kids and got by just fine.
Disappointedkoala · 20/09/2020 18:58
Mostly heating food and milk for toddler DD, and "cooking" those delicious microwave chocolate pudding you get in the supermarket. Might occasionally defrost some bread buns in it.
Could easily live without one but I'd be sad about those chocolate puddings.
CardsforKittens · 20/09/2020 18:59
Mostly heating things up: soup, burritos, leftover potatoes etc.
And softening butter for sandwiches in the winter.
And protecting steak from the cats when I take it out of the fridge half an hour before cooking it.
I don’t think I’ve ever made a whole meal in the microwave.
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