Another appliance has gotten the boot from our home. We are now microwave free.
I’ve been wanting to get rid of that thing for a long time, really. I just couldn’t imagine how I would survive without it! How would I reheat leftovers?
I don’t know exactly what it was that made me uneasy about using a microwave. Maybe the term “Nuke it” just didn’t sit right with me when talking about my food. There’s something inherently wrong with radiating what we eat, on purpose. I found myself hesitant to stand in front of the microwave when it was in use, and I always turned it sideways away from the kids.
Why did I feel this way? Intuition? Maybe a misunderstanding of how it works?
It doesn’t really matter. After reading this article from Dr. Mercola, I was convinced it wasn’t worth the risk. Even if this is unsubstantiated nonsense, which I doubt, there is still nothing lost by tossing the microwave for good.
I thought I’d just give it a trial run to start off with, to see how inconvenienced we would be without it for a week. But it has been about six weeks now and I haven’t missed it one bit. Actually, I’m relieved it’s gone.
Now, we use either the stovetop or the toaster oven to heat stuff up. Yeah, it might take 3-4 min. to have a hot meal… but who needs to be eating in 30 seconds anyways? If that’s you, it might be time to reevaluate the pace at which you are living!