Monday, March 4, 2013

Most Used Appliance in My Kitchen

My parents' microwave broke last week. They've only been in their house for 3 years and everything is/was brand new. I know that is have just basically moved in and had something you use every day go on the fritz. They had a hard time finding a repair person that would even come look at the machine to diagnose the problem. Finally, someone agreed to come out and found that there's a push-button switch that doesn't work. 

Our house is about 15 years old and the microwave is still working just fine. We have double ovens that are also push-button electronics. We've used the oven several times. But, more often than not, we will use the microwave to heat whatever we are having. We rarely use the stove top either. Clearly, we would be in a pickle if our microwave went on the blink.

It's funny that we have a double oven because I can't imagine actually using both ovens at the same time. Though, I did use them a few Christmases ago.

My mother's parents got a microwave. Funny that Mom's parents were open to modern technology and Mom never got a microwave  She said she didn't want one because she couldn't think as fast as a microwave could cook.

The first big gift my husband gave us after we were married was a microwave that was also a convection oven. Oh my gosh that was an amazing gift. I've included a couple of pics to give you an idea of how big this machine was. But I loved it! I used it all the time. I even used it for baking. In fact, that first Christmas I baked banana nut bread loaves as gifts using the convection oven.

This oven moved with us eight times in eleven years. And just as we were about to move from our condo into a new house, with a built-in microwave, my microwave/convection oven broke. It was a good friend but it was time for the new "new" thing.

You know, I don't cook. I've said that about myself for the past ten years or so. But every once in a while I stumble upon a photo that reminds me that this wasn't always the case.

I wonder if I should give the whole cooking thing another try. 


  1. I love to cook because my mother never cooked. Never. So I had to learn how to do it!

    I think you need to take some cooking classes! ;P

    1. I'm trying to give myself a pep talk to try cooking again. I did cook when I was more of a newlywed and when I was a new mother. But I don't remember enjoying the process.

  2. Ok so I'm jealous of your double ovens! I would use that all the time - hahaha My parents had a convention microwave oven while I was growing up and loved it :) I love cooking! You should give it another try :)

    1. Your recipes do inspire me. And I've been pinning meal ideas to Pinterest. I know it would be husband and I've been eating things like Lean Cuisine for the past year. I'm very tired of that.

  3. I love love love to cook! My mother never really cook and I not learn from her, I self taught myself from books, other relatives, classed and food tv.
    Maybe you could take a cooking class? They are alot of fun.
    I took a Deaf cooking class, it was awesome!!

    1. My mother cooked...but it was never something I really ever liked. I don't have a sense of smell, which may be a big part of why I don't enjoy cooking.


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