Yes, if you read my post yesterday about we having no microwave in the house for almost a year now, that is true. We have no microwave in the house at all. Here's why. Last year when we moved from the condo we lived in to the house we are at now, the microwave at the condo was above the oven, it was screwed it, it wasn't going anywhere. So that left us with the only option of buying a microwave. We get to the new house, set up our kitchen, and use up all the counter space.
So where were we going to put a microwave without the kitchen looking overly cluttered? To be honest, I didn't want to purchase a microwave either and every microwave we looked at didn't fit the style of the kitchen and all the other appliances we had. Therefore, we went without.
How have I worked without a microwave? After finding out little tricks to reheat food, it got easier to live without a microwave. Also we are eating less chemicals from microwavable popcorn. Homemade popcorn tastes so much better and it takes about the same about of time and you don't end up with burned fingers thanks to the escaping steam from the bag.
To live without a microwave, there are a few kitchen tools you need:
- a steamer (this is helpful to reheat rice)
To reheat rice, I put it in a steamer inside a pot and re-steam it.
To heat dinner like last night's rib, I put them in a skillet, add a little water and reheat them. Adding the water to the skillet prevented the ribs from burning while it reheats.
To reheat foods like pizza or buttermilk biscuits, I turn on the oven and reheat them in there. Plus reheated pizza in the oven gives for a crisper crust whereas if the pizza is reheated in the microwave, the crust is soggy.
One of the biggest reason not to have a microwave - one LESS appliance to clean. Plus I don't have to scrub and scrub and scrub to remove foods cooked on inside the microwave.
Could you do without a microwave?