I jut returned from Target where for the first time in my life, I bought a microwave oven. It’s not that I’ve been without. It’s just that for as long as I’ve been living on my own in the U.S., I’ve been using the vintage 1970s Amana Radarange my Dad gave me after he and his wife remodeled their kitchen.
I’d been reluctant to part with this appliance, one of the first microwaves mass-produced for household use.Â But, when a friend warned me that old microwave ovens leak radiation, I’d been considering getting a new one for some time, only I didn’t know which one to get.
Finally, something dawned on me. And it’s that something that spurred me to post on this. Until my current microwave began to show signs of age–it was no longer effective at popping popcorn–I had been perfectly satisfied with it. I never shopped for this thing. Hadn’t tried to find the perfect model. I just found it in my Dad’s storage room.
So, I realized that as long as I got a decent oven, it wouldn’t really matter which bells and whistles came with the new model, just so at least 1,100 watts of power. (I had read on some package recently that I would need at least that wattage to completely heat up the product contained therein.)
The long and the short of this little discourse is this: as long as the product worked, I’d get used to the new model. And I shouldn’t fret so much on getting the ideal oven. I just needed a good one.
So, I just hope this new one works. It certainly looks cool on my countertop. And takes up less space.
Now, what to do with the old one?