Why Americans Just Can’t Quit Their Microwaves
It's really amazing what the TV dinner has done (more harm than good, in my opinion) to American society and culture. Convenience leads to consumption, which leads to overconsumption.
Never realized that microwaves were so controversial. Seems like a very convenient technology that heats up most food very effectively.
I rarely use microwave. It creates and homogenized taste that kills any flavor of the food. Spend ten more minutes in the kitchen, relax preparing it and enjoy a real meal.
Gave up on cooking unless my family is around, rarely turn on the stove anymore, for so microwave is used for almost everything. Too practical a device.
Never owned one, since I suffer from this rare genetic syndrome called "aesthetics," a crippling syndrome affecting approximately 1% of the US.
Making the argument that microwaves immediately augment the flavor of food is like saying that wearing headphones immediately augments the quality of a live musical performance. I don't disagree, but we can't necessarily all commute to work being accompanied by live string quartets and rock bands.
Do people not meal prep and eat leftovers?
It’s funny when people think traditional heating isn’t also just accelerating molecules.....
We've never had a microwave in out kitchen and never missed one. There is something odd about vibrating water molecules to the point of evaporating. It just can't be good (and we don't want to run any risks for our two cats)
Give me a good convection toaster oven every time. You will enjoy the zen-like quality of getting involved with your food from scratch or reheating. A little anticapation is a good thing.
Why are there no definitive laboratory tests on microwave ovens in regards to their destroying the nutrients in food through microwaving?
Microwaves is also benefits for a research of "microwave". Non-contact and non-destructive method of applying "microwave" to a composite material using microwaves is an easy way to do experiments like a hyperthermia and bonding test.
Convenience vs taste and texture.
After I left home I never bought a microwave. I much prefer the extra counter space to nuking my food into rubber. I avoid frozen meals, except the occasional burrito and select veggies, because I find frozen food tasteless and the packaging creates so much waste. I do eat leftovers but I reheat everything
After I left home I never bought a microwave. I much prefer the extra counter space to nuking my food into rubber. I avoid frozen meals, except the occasional burrito and select veggies, because I find frozen food tasteless and the packaging creates so much waste. I do eat leftovers but I reheat everything either on the stove or in the oven.