Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I remember back in the eighties when we all went out to buy Mums mothers day present and Dad decided we should buy her a microwave.
Great idea, we were all so excited.
Mum was not impressed. It was my first lesson that Mums do not ever want a kitchen gadget as a gift. Ever. There is never an excuse for this rule.
We quickly showed Mum how you could put chips in a bowl and melt cheese over them in TEN SECONDS!! Or heat a frozen jam doughnut. This was fun until you got to the jam and BAM. BURNT TONGUE ON FREAKING HOT JAM.
Us kids loved this new gadget for a few weeks.
But I have never used the microwave for much more than melting. There is the odd reheated leftovers and the kids like to have the instant porridge sachets for breakfast sometimes, but other than that I am not a big microwave user. It does seem that I am the only person considered to be a microwave cleaner in the house. Not only that, but no one here covers the food they put in the microwave. They just don't care, they are happy to see mould grow in that box and just shut the door quickly and zap that food as fast as they can.
I admit to still being a little wary of the 'waves' but I am also wary of the germs that seek out our microwave and consider it a long term residence.
I recently got the big plastic box down from its perch in the cupboard and started cleaning it again.
Then decided I am not doing it anymore.
Instead I am throwing it out.
Mr H has failed to throw it right out the door and instead has actually carried it back to the kitchen bench to use once or twice before I carry it back to the step before the bin - my dining room table of junk.
The wave zapper is no longer welcome in my kitchen. I might change my mind, there might be too many things that I didn't think of that I do use it for. It may be that I have to buy a brand new one for us to use.
Let's see how it goes.
At least I won't be cleaning it for awhile.
Have you got rid of an appliance? Did you even miss it?
Image - this image is for a Microwave Jam recipe - I will no longer be able to make it.