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Do you have a microwave now? How often do you use it? If you don't have a microwave, how often do you miss it? Until recently, I have had a microwave for as long as I can remember. I did not realize, until I didn't have one, how much I used a microwave. Even though, I didn't like the way it heated, re-heated, or cooked just about anything; even boiling water. I much prefer to the way food turns out when cooked on a stove or in an oven; I just don't like the increased mess. A Microwave is a convenience of time; not only in the cooking process, but also the clean up process. To reheat a slice of pizza with a microwave takes about a total of 2 minutes including cleanup. To reheat a slice of pizza in the oven, it takes about 5 minutes just for the oven to get hot enough. Now what about soup? A microwave; 2 minutes, as long as you cover it with a papertowel so it doesn't splatter all over the inside of the microwave. A stop top; 5 minutes to get the soup hot in a pot and then you have to hand wash the pot, because you cant put it in the dishwasher. I could go on, like lasagna.
However, know that I haven't had a microwave for 6 months; I don't miss it. So, if the new apartment you are looking at doesnt have a microwave is it really that big of a deal? Hey I think there is enough space on my counter for a toater oven.