Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Good-bye Microwave!

About a month ago, the door on our microwave started sticking so that it became a two handed job to open it. Over the weekend, it completely pooped out on us. We bought this microwave ten years ago when we moved to Illinois. Although its job was to warm food, it has taken up room on a table we could have used other places in the house and is constantly being used as a place to store games, papers, etc. Plus, it always seems to need to be cleaned out which I always forget to do. Yuck!

In the last ten years, I have read several interesting articles about the hazards of microwaves which has caused us to reduce the amount of microwave usage we do. So, needless to say, I am not too torn up that our microwave bit the dust.

We are excited to replace the microwave with a toaster oven. We have been without a toaster for several years and used the oven for toasting gluten free waffles and bread. However, I always feel guilty with the energy used to heat up the oven. We are planning on buying a convection toaster oven so we can use it in place of the oven for smaller meals. A few friends have recommended Delonghi as a good brand. Any other recommendations?