...is good. I thought it was an essential appliance in the kitchen. I never thought I would have to live in a house without one. But then again, it had been there my whole life, so I never really thought about microwave ovens ever not being there.
Since we moved to England almost a year ago, we haven't had one. We didn't get one when we moved here because we were uncertain of
whether we would be staying past the year. And stuff, whether getting
rid of it, or taking it with you, is a huge hassle. So we have done
without it this year. And to be honest, I haven't missed it. I thought we would, but it turns out it isn't quite as necessary as most of us think it is.
When we moved into the house here, there was an electric kettle. And that little device is very handy and definitely made a microwave seem less necessary. What does it do? Boil water, quickly.I hadn't even seen one of these until we moved to England. I think everyone has one here.
Popcorn? We make it on the pan(we used to do that even when we had a microwave)
Ramen? Kettle does it even better. Boil water > add to ramen > let it sit a minute > eat
Warming up food? Use the stove. Really. It isn't that bad.
Oatmeal? Kettle again....
Was it used for anything else?
So yeah, no microwave + kettle = Don't need a microwave oven.
I don't think I will buy one, even when we have a house. One less appliance to buy...that's a good thing.