SWEET TEA

Monday, March 24, 2014

Doing without it. Really?


Would you be willing to do without it?

"Although 90 percent of Americans own microwaves, Quartz reports that when the ones we have die, we're not buying new ones. Sales for microwaves are down 25 percent since 2000. As for microwaves that still work, they're being relegated to the cooking back burner in favor of toaster ovens.  (complete article HERE)
Really?

Since I totally have my hand on the pulse of America I was surprised to read these statistics. 

 I don't use my microwave a lot but I do use it every day.  Mine died two years ago and we promptly replaced it with a new one.  If this one "micro-died" tomorrow I would replace it.

Would you replace it?
(yours, not mine)
Well, if you really wanted to replace mine I'd allow it...just sayin'.






22 comments:

Laurie M said...

ha ha, would I replace yours, well if I had too, lol, would i replace ours, sadly yes, I know its not cool to have one, not healthy they say who ever they are, but we are hooked with the convenience an if ours died a new one would be on that shelf with in an hour, we use ours everyday, I don't cook in it but we do heat left overs an coffee, we freeze home made soup an stew or casserole and its great for heating those up. I hope you have a great day, sunshine here but cold cold !!!Still buried in snow,

Susie said...

I like our microwave better than toaster ovens. You can reheat more at once in them. I did buy a toaster oven ...it's too small to really cook more than six muffins in. LOL. But if ours broke , who knows? Hope you are still having some nice tea anyways. xoxo,Susie

Marsha Young said...

Well, aren't they two completely different animals? When was the last time you nuked a cuppa tea in the old toaster oven?

Our micro did die a few months ago, and we also "promptly replaced it" with a newer and better one. Personally, I wouldn't be without one, given a choice.

Have a great day - Marsha

Jeanie said...

I remember getting my first microwave in 1977 and I am pretty sure I have used one most every day since. So, yes, if mine died it would be replaced ASAP.

Tammy said...

I sure would replace mine. How the heck do people warm up leftovers without one? I don't get the whole toaster oven thing at all. I need my microwave, I'd be nuts without it. Hugs!!

Cheri said...

I'd replace mine if it died...I tried a toaster oven and didn't really like it. Just saying.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I don't use mine very often but I would replace it if it went out!

Miss Dishywoo said...

I am surprised by these facts, too. Yes, I would immediately replace mine if needed. I do have a large convection toaster oven that I use every day for one thing or the other. I have different uses for each appliance.

Nonnie said...

It's great for melting butter and heating baby bottles. I would probably replace it to fill in the space over the stove. :-)

Mary said...

How do people heat stuff up with a microwave???

yaya said...

Yes, I would replace mine..in fact, I just did last year. I don't own a toaster oven anymore since I almost burned my house down with one. I use my MW everyday...several times a day. (and I'm not even home most days all day)

Mari said...

Wow - those statistics really surprise me. I would replace mine for sure!

acorn hollow said...

My space saver over my stove is limping along I will not replace it as a space saver but I would buy a small one for heating water and left overs.
Cathy

NanaDiana said...

My microwave is indispensable. I use it several times a day and especially to do our vegetables because I can crisp cook them without boiling them in water or steaming the nutrients out of them. I can't imagine people NOT using them-but that is just me. xop Diana

Joan Horton said...

replace

Linda said...

I LOVE microwaves!!! YES! I would replace mmine immediately!!! As I have done ever since I had my first one back in the 70's! My young son (who is now in his late 40's!) called me Wonder Woman when I would heat his chicken noodle soup up in our very first microwave and take it from the oven with my bare hands!
I would choose a microwave over a diswasher any day of the week!

Mrs. H's mom said...

Good Morning. Yes I would replace mine immediately and did a few years ago but I love my toaster over. Use it all the time. Hardly ever use the big oven. Why heat up that huge oven for a small 8x8 brownie mix when the toaster oven will do it just as well and not heat up my kitchen. Just saying....not everyone will agree and I understand that. But I am surprised about the MW. As my niece asked the other day...what did people in the "olden" days do to heat up their coffee without a MW???????? Ann

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karen said...

I would absolutely replace it! Toaster ovens look nice and all, but where to put it? I like my microwave that is all built in. Maybe if we ever do our kitchen over (not likely) we'll build in a toaster oven instead, but it's not likely.

arkie said...

I'm on my 3rd microwave. My first we bought in 1985 at J.C. Penney's and it was so big! It lasted for about 15 years! We have had two since that one. I use ours every day! Before our microwave, we used a steamer on the stove. I don't even know if they make them anymore.
How times have changed! I'm sure I could live without it, but it would sure be hard.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I haven't thought about this, but always thought i would replace it ??
A toaster oven sounds really good to have
I use my microwave just to heat up food and hot water for my hot tea
It is a convenience I could live with out

Anonymous said...

When I downsized after becoming a widow, and no longer had the counter space I gave up my microwave. I rarely miss it.. well I do miss using it to nuke Paul Newman brand "natural" popcorn, but that's it. I think due to the economy people are cutting out some things, including expensive tv dinners and other microwave type fare. As to toaster ovens.. I'm not a fan of those either. They make toasting a chore, and the only thing they do well is toast a split scone. For the most part the ones made these days are junk. As a young newlywed, in a dumpy third floor walk up, faced with a broken oven the landlord took months to repair, I relied on the toaster oven my husband brought with him, to toast, bake and even broil. It was a real worh horse.. but I doubt I'd find something of the same quality in the made overseas junk for sale these days.

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