Is it a bit silly not to have a microwave oven? Or to be a true /ck/ you can't have one of these in your house?
it comes down to the amount of time you have available to prepare your food, mate
i doubt anyone anywhere would argue that food that has been in a microwave tastes superior.
if you have the time, why bother? reheat in a hot oven.
It's highly efficient in boiling water. My rental home does not have a kettle, so my roommates boil water on the stove which takes about 8 minutes for 2 cups of water to boil (fuckin 11C room temp in my home). Using the microwave, 2:30 and I get piping hot water.
I have a microwave for now but I wanna invest in a convection oven cause my rental has no working stove (have to use convection stovetop to make basic shit like beans, ground meat, pasta, etc.).
I was looking at getting a Breville 850XL since I don't wanna waste $80 on a six slice Oster that will die in less then a year.
I use my microwave to reheat leftovers. I find it quite handy.
>people who call it a microwave 'oven'
it's called a microwave.
is it a microwave or is it a toaster oven? the pic in the OP looks like a toaster oven but the contents look like that of an average microwave.
toaster ovens are great, microwaves are good for a few things, like melting butter if for some reason you have to, or defrosting frozen stuff occasionally. i almost never use my microwave
those are even better.
I usually boil a full kettle in the mornings and fill it in a thermos. whenever I need hot water for coffee/tea or cooking I don't have to bother.
its actually decent at 'steaming' vegetables. sometimes I forget to throw my potato in the oven before cooking the rest of my meal so ill just throw that shit in the microwave.
melting butter for some fuckin recipe.
reheating premade meals when im getting fat and gotta lose the gut.
I love episodes of Good Eats where Alton Brown justifies the existence of the microwave oven. It's literally only good at making liquids hot and and melting solids. Everything else can be done better in an oven or under the broiler.
My shitty condo wiring is so horrible. I've tried to have a microwave about three times before it blew the fuse completely and I gave up.
Protip: toaster ovens are ten times better than soggy dirty microwaves.
I live with some self-righteous, neoludite, pretentious hipster fucks, which means no microwave, no TV, no electronic devices in the common areas. It's horseshit.
>but rent is less than 50% of anywhere else in town.
Wife and I haven't had a microwave in our home for over 5 years. Sometimes it would be nice to have one to melt butter or chocolate, but I think it breeds lazy eating habits.