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!
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.