I don’t have my own microwave.
In reverse order, the secondary reason that I don’t own a microwave is because I have very little counter space in my kitchen. The primary reason that I don’t own a microwave is because I feel that if I am home then I should take the time to cook. This means cooking a meal on the stove.
Not owning a microwave is not a new thing for me. I didn’t have one when I was a flight attendant, and as long as I have lived by myself, I have simply refused to buy one. This means no thawing meats in the microwave. Foods have to be fresh. I buy some frozen veggies because they can be steamed on the stove.
Do I ever use a microwave?
Yes, I use a microwave at work. And I use a microwave at Eric’s house, but it is not a primary way for cooking a meal.
How do I reheat foods?
If I have left overs, I reheat the food on low heat on the stove. That is “if” there is extra. Most often, I make just enough food for one (or two when cooking for Eric). By not making extra, I don’t have to worry about overeating or going back for seconds. I also don’t worry about throwing food away. (I always feel bad if this ever happens.)
I know that microwaves don’t cost a lot of money. I just enjoy taking the time to make dinner. It’s the one moment of the day when it’s okay to slow down and to unplug and unwind.
(There is not a typo in the title. There is a second appliance that I don’t own.)