|crazythinker00 (crazythinker00) wrote,|
@ 2012-03-01 22:12:00
|Entry tags:||cooking, food, microwave use|
To use or not use a microwave
I was chatting with a co-worker today, and he told me that he doesn't use a microwave to heat his food. In fact, his family doesn't have a microwave at home. The idea definitely sounds neat to me - I'm not a huge fan of heating/reheating food in a microwave, though I have been regularly doing so out of habit and convenience. If I can work up the willpower, I would like to use what my co-worker mentioned as inspiration to try and stop heating up my food using a microwave.
As is the case with almost everything, the decision to use/not use a microwave is a personal one. The last thing I want to do is try to convince anyone of either approach; its basically what works best for each individual. I can definitely see pros and cons to both approaches. Here's the list I have (a lot of these are based on lots of personal experience using a microwave):
* effective heating of refrigerated/frozen food
* microwave may not always be clean when using
* some food is packed with material unsuitable for microwave use (e.g. styrofoam/paper)
* nutrients of food can get lost with microwaving (although sources compiled for the findings at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microwave_
Probably other pros and cons, but this is probably a sufficient general list. I'll probably continue to use a microwave, but will definitely do my best to limit my use of it.