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What Was Your First Experience With A Microwave?

Can you remember the first time you used a microwave?

I was at work and tried to warm some sausage balls from the fridge. I used minutes and not seconds! They smelled to high heaven! (And were burned in the center!!!!!).Smiley Happy
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My Dad wanted to buy one for Mom, but it was so expensive he asked me to chip in.  I did.  He bought it from Osco. It was huge!

 

we were the first ones to have microwave, apple computer and pong!

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When I was attending university, I put a dozen uncooked eggs in the microwave.  To make hard boiled eggs.  They exploded and made a mess.

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I was the first person i knew who got one.  I got it for Christmas in mid '70s.  It was a whopping 450 watts and cost about $400.  My bil who was visiting took a shine to it and spent all of Christmas morning trying to make eggs for the family.  All he made was a big mess.  Now i know cooking eggs is one of the trickier things to cook in the microwave.  Not for beginners.

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I do remember going to shop for my first microwave at a local appliance shop.  As I checked out a few of the larger units, the owner came over and asked me a few questions.  His advice -  buy small -  you'll only use it to soften your Hagen-Daz!  

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I was across the street at my friends house and my dad called me home telling me he was going to show me how to cook and egg in 1 minute. Well he did. We had the first microwave on the block. 

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For years I never wanted want and were sure they were evil and dangerous.

At work I put in a bagel and it tuned out like a car tire.

Then when we finally got one, I find I can't live without one (as so many things we think).

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew. Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? can you paint with all the colors of the wind?"
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We had one in our family restaurant.  I don't remember my first time using it, but I am not a big fan of microwave ovens.

 

 I use mine for defrosting meat in a hurry, and softening brown sugar, but not much more.

 

 

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My first microwave was bought by my husband and baby daughter in 1985.  He took her Christmas shopping for a gift for me and bought me a full size microwave/convection oven with a J.C. Penny nameplate on the front.  I still have it, use it everyday.  We put an over-the-range microwave in when we remodeled our kitchen but I rarely use it, preferring my oldie. 

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I was a kid when we got our first one. I promptly caught a potato on fire. Took us forever to get that smell out of the house. Smiley Happy