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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    OMG are you joking?

    I could never cook with just a small microwave. If you actually like variety in your recipes this is absolutely absurd. No homemade borscht or quiche made from scratch or homemade pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for you.

    Even eggs are weird in the microwave, like Jenaphor said.
    Hah! This is funny. I've got a stove. What's more is that I'm pumped that it is a gas stove... so much better for cooking.

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    Ugh, that's a lot to clean.

    You can do a lot of cooking in the microwave, you just have to learn how to use it -- how to change the temperature, the fact that you have to stop and stir things, etc. I buy all my vegetables and rice frozen in the microwave steamable bags, and I like to cook and freeze things, so I use mine a good bit, for defrosting and warming up. The only thing I'd advise is to make sure it has a rotating tray. Other than that ... size probably doesn't matter.

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    Even Stouffer's frozen mac and cheese casserole that is okay for microwaving tastes soooo much better in the oven (it gets a little brown and crispy on top, and you can add some extra cheese, it really just tastes blander in the microwave).

    However, I agree that things like frozen vegetables and rice in the bag are easily microwaved without dirtying a pan, and that it's absolutely silly to not microwave certain already-prepared food items one can purchase at the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Or instead of advice, just tell me what the biggest thing you've put in a microwave is.
    I've dethawed whole chickens in a microwave. Never a turkey, though. It's honestly not the greatest thing for the bird, but it can be a quick fix if you're cooking dinner and forgot to pull out something in time for it to dethaw normally.
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    Get two regular sized ovens stacked on top of each other.

    Never know when you're going to need that.

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    Microwaving is for lazy people. When are these people going to get off their butts and start cooking with fire like a real man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwace View Post
    Microwaving is for lazy people. When are these people going to get off their butts and start cooking with fire like a real man?
    yeaaah !

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    usually the cheap small ones have lower power than the regular-size ones, and take forever to cook food. Now that I have a non-cheap microwave, I can actually cook microwave popcorn (nearly) completely without burning it. Before I'd get a half-full bag of half-burned popcorn.

    and having things cook in 1-2 instead of 3-5 minutes is nice, too. But the size alone? Probably not a factor for most people. I don't think I cook anything larger than a dinner plate in there.
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    I do like a microwave thats tall enough to fit my favorite coffee mug in. Also I have a big freezer and thus like a microwave big enough to defrost roasts before I pop them in the oven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spamtar View Post
    I do like a microwave thats tall enough to fit my favorite coffee mug in. Also I have a big freezer and thus like a microwave big enough to defrost roasts before I pop them in the oven.
    There is no need to defrost a roast prior to putting it in the oven.
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