Anti-Microwave People

I just moved into a new house and am in the market for a microwave. While researching suggestions I've noticed that in every microwave thread there are a least a couple of "I haven't had a microwave for ten years!" comments. These people talk about how they use the oven or stove to reheat everything, and that seems like an enormous waste of time and energy to me. What is the deal with these anti-microwave people and why do they think that preheating the oven every time you need to reheat some leftovers is a good idea?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I went without a Microwave for 5 years because I was extremely cheap and my landlord paid for electricity so I didn't care how much I ran the oven.

    They're not an essential, but they are extremely nice to have.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    morons who don't understand the different between ionizing and non ionizing radiation
    just ignore them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >bro 5g is totally safe just trust me bro
      I bet you got the vax too

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Well, heating tissue is still bad. But, in the case of a microwave, which also works as a Faraday's cage, there isn't really much to worry about.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t. has absolutely no understanding of the difference between ionizing and non ionizing radiation but likes to act smug
      Go back

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My grandmother refused to use them. That trickled down to just about all of us in the family. I haven't had one in my house for some time now

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get the cheapest. They are all junk these days. Even the most expensive will shell out in a few years

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Small correction, get the cheapest one from Costco, so that you can easily return it when it craps out after the warranty period (or even during the warranty period, it's just easier to return it).
      inb4 "abusing the return policy", an appliance is supposed to last more than 2 years

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I bought the cheapest model available at Walmart when I got my first apartment like 12 years ago, it still works fine. I don't understand how morons break microwaves, if you get one of the simple models that don't have a billion useless features and don't literally throw it against the wall like a brain damaged ape, they don't usually just die for no reason.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I don't understand how morons break microwaves
          they try to cook full meals in them that take an hour or so.
          imagine putting a beef roast in a microwave.
          yes, there's appalachians that do that sort of thing.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Women use air fryers and microwaves for actual cooking - look at any recipe site now and, aside the AI slop all over it, you'll notice almost all of them are one of those two things. Even "professional chefs" brag about using an air fryer or microwave to make all their meals. It's insane how far women have fallen.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >It's insane how far we've allowed women to go unchecked.
            ftfy.
            they were always this bad, we just used to keep them in line with spankings and a rough fricking.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is what I've been reading. Others have suggested going to thrift stores and looking for older models but I could probably do fine with a $50 walmart one.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        We got the smallest one they offered back in the day to save on counter space, I wish we bought three I can't find them anymore
        Definitely consider a smaller model, it's really nice

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I have one at work thats over 20 years old and works perfect. I bought a built in nice one for home and it died after a couple years. Kid at Best Buy said they all are like that. I asked him about buying something like a Viking. He said it didnt matter. He said buy an extended warranty and bring in the microwave when the time is close to up. He said they dont even plug them in. They just replace it no questions

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I had a Sharp Carousel from 1982 that just died a year or two ago, so it lasted 40 years. It also cost the equivalent of $1600 today. If my math is right, a "good" $100 microwave today is more powerful, and if it lasts 2.5 years then it literally beats the shit out of the old one that i had. I'm not so sure that they're really that junky once you look at the numbers.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        How did the interior look? I finally convinced my old friend to ditch their workhorse because of the peeling paint and rust. People also express doubts about the older shielding (but newer microwaves have their own share of basic engineering fails).

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I don't think there was rust inside. If you actually cleaned it, it wasn't too bad. It was definitely from the 80's though. I've noticed that the new (actually from about 2009) higher powered one I have now gets messier faster, because more things pop when you heat them.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because this is the internet and people are sanctimonious buttholes looking for any opportunity to one-up others

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Schizos, trolls and trollschizos. But I guess you could live without one if your kitchen was really small. Also the energy loss from using a stove wouldn't be so bad if you used induction

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did not have one in my home for almost two decades, now i care for my mother and i have to have one to heat up stuff she needs or wants, like hot pads and she likes to nuke mac and cheese if I'm not here. She is legally blind and has movement issues.
    so now i have a shitty walmart one that i rarely use except for her stuff.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They think it uses uranium for radiating food. Your smartphone outputs more radiowaves per day than the microwave and near your nads too if you put it in your pocket.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    microwaves for liquids, air fryers for solids

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      air fryers are just $200 hot dog cookers because everything else is better cooked a different way.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no one cooks hot dogs in the air fryer

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I do. Why bother getting the heavy cast iron grill plate out and heating up the whole kitchen for just a hotdog? I wouldn't say they're only good for hot dogs, they can also reheat fried stuff. But air fryers are kind of useless.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            oh i see, youre calling any old sausage a hot dog. well you see thats the whole point of an air fryer. its like a microwave but instead of making your food soggy and disgusting, it makes it nice and crispy

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just don't stand in front of it while it's running

    while you're at it use ethernet cable if you can instead of wifi, and don't keep your cell phone next to you 24/7

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this
      the whole ionizing v non ionizing line is smug bs, it isn't a single point of immediate safety
      but it's ina faraday cage and sq rt law dimensions radiation in to nothing as long as you don't rub up against it
      i finally gave in and use a bluetooth headset but I know it's really not a good idea, i just am tired of caring

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >i just am tired of caring
        what kind of nonsense thought process is that.
        you could have easily just not stuck an ear bud in at all.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just don't like how it changes the texture so much. If I'm eating something I want to be able to enjoy it. There was a Samsung one with heating elements in it like a convection oven. Kind of nice but too expensive. Did without a microwave after a kitchen fire.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Like the microwaves heat an element to heat the food instead? Why the frick isn't that a thing?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It was a weird multipurpose thing. The elements were just plain resistance heat elements. Like a ghetto mini broiler, it even had a metal rack that sat inside the microwave and somehow you could use it in microwave mode with the metal rack inside without problems. It had microwave mode, oven mode, and hybrid where both microwave was blasting with the oven was whatever it is they do, convecting? Idk. It was cool but I wouldn't spend $300 on it again, and I bought it 2018 so they're probably $600 now if they are even still making them. Looked pretty sharp though. The window had this mirror finish when the internal light was off. Even displayed time in 24hr format, or anime time as I like to call it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much this, reheating stuff just comes out better in the oven and anything else I can make on the stovetop

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I replaced my microwave with an air fryer/toaster oven and it is nice. Only problem is some leftovers are a lot harder to reheat, I end up putting leftovers in the oven or on the stove a lot which takes a lot more time and sometimes doesn't turn out as good. But usually it's better. People who hate microwaves are weird though. I would have kept mine in addition to the air fryer if it wasn't broken and I had the counter space. I miss the convenience.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I rented a place and suffered without a microwave for about a year until someone at work cooked a rag in the work microwave that I took home and spent a week using BS internet fud lore cleaning methods to get the smell out.

    Back in my house, I wouldn't say I've used my microwave this month, but I have some frozen gravy I'm going to thaw and heat up the next time I get a roast.
    They are great for heating stuff up, or the range of microwave heated pre packaged foods.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Microwaves are for morons too moronic to notice that reheated leftovers taste worse than cold leftovers. Heat once only. If it goes cold, eat it cold. Reheating is so moronic. And what else is a microwave good for? Popcorn? It's better when cooked on the stove. Microwaves are so moronic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >reheated leftovers taste worse than cold leftovers
      That depends a lot on what the leftovers are imo.
      It's also a good way to cook veggies. It's easy and they retain more nutrients than most other cooking methods.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >reheated leftovers taste worse than cold leftovers. Heat once only. If it goes cold, eat it cold.
      Hell no. Cold leftovers are fricking nasty.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 54. I've never owned a microwave.

    >enormous waste of time
    Using an oven or stove takes longer but (generally) will produce better results. The only time I miss having a microwave is to soften butter.

    >energy to me
    Get a toaster oven.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    gimme some infographic that shows how much money it costs to heat a normal size oven

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not a conspiracy theorist I just have never needed to use a microwave so I don't. I sold mine already.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Im not anti microwave i just dont really use one that much and its ugly and takes up an enormous chunk of kitchen real estate so i dont bother

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Water is special, and I do not rape water molecules with radio waves. I haven't had something out of a microwave in over 20 years and I look the same as I did 20 years ago.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >be anti-microwave
    >move in with gf
    >she uses microwave all the time
    >i now start using it at least once a day
    >can feel the waves fricking with my head

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You gotta get a decent price microwave today to have any good effect. As far as I can tell, everyone has some cheap shit or something slightly more expensive but it doesn't add to the microwave power, it just adds convection and grilling features. Which is likely another reason why oven-warming became more popular among certain crowds. The magnetron was much larger in old ones. You can get them with more than one today but they are pretty much only for commercial use.
    The best alternatives are probably inverter type microwave ovens today.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have space for one, but had one all my life until 4 years ago. I find myself missing it maybe 4 times a year. And sometimes it would be nice for things like popcorn but not essential.
    If I had space, I'd get one pretty quickly, but you can do without it pretty fine, especially if you don't rely so much on pre-packaged or read-made things.
    That's probably why the anti-microwave crowd think microwave = lazy, processed, shit slop.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >That's probably why the anti-microwave crowd think microwave = lazy, processed, shit slop.
      Yeah, it's mostly an optics thing. People associate microwaves with what you said and try to distance themselves from it with virtue signalling like that. It's still the fastest leftover and bread slice heater. They're even good for thawing meat without going too far if you know what to do.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Even the little things are handy.
        >Want to spread butter on very soft bread
        >Butter is straight out the fridge, too hard
        >Would normally microwave some in a little dish for just enough seconds to make it soft
        >Instead have to fashion a bain marie, use hot knives or some other solution instead

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've always had a microwave but I end up using it as a bread box most of the time. I only really use it to boil water for instant food or melt butter for baking recipes.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Weird thread. I've never even heard of a microwave dying. Are you using them multiple times per day? I pretty much only use it for heating water for pizza dough; and heating butter for popcorn.
    Anything not water is going to be shit heated in a microwave.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It isn't about some sort of health scare from the microwave itself for me anon. If you have a microwave you're probably going to be tempted to buy food that's easy to make with it, which means pre-prepared and sold frozen with all the salt and preservatives and lowest order simple carbs modern food science can produce. If you're a lardass try living without one for a year, I lost 5kg.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What is the deal with these anti-microwave people and why do they think that preheating the oven every time you need to reheat some leftovers is a good idea?
    i stopped using a microwave years ago.
    i have one, it's now just a clock and a timer for the oven and stove.
    it serves no purpose other than that.
    i stopped using it after i noticed that when i would heat things up in the microwave i would feel like shit, have headaches, be tense.
    when i heated things up in the oven or on the stove i felt fine.
    it literally was just that simple.

    my electric bill was pretty much unaffected. it lowered slightly after i stopped using it but not a significant amount.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >reheating something in the microwave for 30 seconds made me become ill and anxious

      lol, what the frick is wrong with zoomers? Don't even try to say you're older than 20. "The microwave hurt my vibe".

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i'm 40.
        i've had my fair share of being able to know my body.
        you ignoring your sensitivities to things is just you being a 90-iq.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Don't even try to say you're older than 20
          >"i'm 40"

          Can't even follow a simple direction, no wonder you think the mystical box of the ancients harmed you with it's magical spell just like in your favorite South Korean mobile gacha game.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >direction
            >from you
            until christ returns, i'm king.
            you may now eat shit.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >pretend to be religious
              >can't even bother to capitalize his Lord and Savior's name

              lol, zoom zoom zoom! Like in the commercial you weren't born early enough to know, but that's okay as I explained the joke like in your tiktok meme compilations.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >name
                it's a title and only the Father gets capitalized.
                read the book again.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like someone only read a recent version of the Bible, doesn't even understand their own faith, and also has a bad misunderstanding of English (Christ would always be capitalized, it's a proper noun)...then again, you haven't even written one proper sentence. Please tell me how that's just "cos it dusnt mater lol its THE INTERENTT???" like you tell your teacher when they can't get through your 200 word essay on the holocaust.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >proper noun
                you think terribly worldly, anon.
                get well soon.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a microwave now because it came pre-installed in the condo I bought, but I still enjoy dunking on people who use them a lot because it's funny to watch people defend eating microwaved garbage. They are also usually very insecure about how they are utterly car-bound and have to stockpile 3 months worth of frozen macaroni dinners because driving to the store takes too long

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    every microwave I've gotten was at best buy, ask a bluegay about their open box shit. i got my last one for like half off

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    who cares what idiots online think, dont follow online advice, including this comment.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Of they harp some pseudo science health bullshit then they are morons. But.. I don't have or use a microwave because the texture and moisture profile of my food gets fricked unless I run a microwave at like 20% power. At which point it takes almost as long to heat as my oven. I don't give a damn about the energy cost.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've seen people talk and post how about they believe microdose give you cancer or poison your food

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have one. I have no use for it. I do have a meme air fryer because it's good for one or two people households. Don't think a microwave can make your dino nuggies and fries very well. Get an air fryer if you live alone. I thought they were a meme too but they are great to use in summer so your place doesn't get hot. Makes great salmon fillets and asparagus too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >~~*air fryer*~~
      have a nice day israelite. Or else I'll do it for you

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not particularly anti-microwave but I haven't had one since I bought my house. I don't have a ton of counter space, and wondered if I'd miss having one. So I waited three months and concluded no, I don't miss it.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I microwave my potatoes for a few minutes before putting them in the oven. It's just so much faster. Am I doing it wrong?

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mine is just a clock that cooks rice sometimes.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mine broke some time last year and it's one of those "mounted over the stove" setups. I'm too lazy to order and install another one.
    I just melt my butter on the stove (or just leaving it out to soften), it's way better. It doesn't bubble and pop all over the inside of the microwave
    And I eat my leftovers lukewarm

    That was all I really used it for. I don't miss it.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've had a microwave my whole life--say you had something like leftover chicken curry. there's the curry sauce with chunks of meat in it and also rice. how do non-microwave people reheat that? and how long does it take?

    I'd like to not use mine because of counter space but completely bluepilled in the microwavetrix and I don't know how to not use it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just eat it. It tastes better cold than it does reheated by any method. You can also heat it up in ten minutes in a pot on the stove, but you need to stir it frequently.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You basically use a little sauce pot and reheat anything single-serve. Condensed soup cans have directions for this right on the tin. It takes 2-4x longer, because you have to heat up both the pan and the food, but it does give you a more consistent heat with stirring.

      I don't have space for one, but had one all my life until 4 years ago. I find myself missing it maybe 4 times a year. And sometimes it would be nice for things like popcorn but not essential.
      If I had space, I'd get one pretty quickly, but you can do without it pretty fine, especially if you don't rely so much on pre-packaged or read-made things.
      That's probably why the anti-microwave crowd think microwave = lazy, processed, shit slop.

      I find it's handy for warming bread quick without toasting it. The real benefit of microwaves is no extra dirty dishes, and that lends itself to the lazy appeal.

      Microwaves are for morons too moronic to notice that reheated leftovers taste worse than cold leftovers. Heat once only. If it goes cold, eat it cold. Reheating is so moronic. And what else is a microwave good for? Popcorn? It's better when cooked on the stove. Microwaves are so moronic.

      I'd rather not eat a cold stew or curry.

      Get the cheapest. They are all junk these days. Even the most expensive will shell out in a few years

      Nah, they make combo ones now that are the same price as other microwaves. It's far better to get a box that does microwaves, oven baking, and air frying. Saves a ton on space and is very single-person friendly.

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