This is an older posting, but I just now found it and thought I'd reply.
I gave up my microwave about a year ago, partly due to it simply breaking down on me, but mostly due to hearing bad things about them round about the same time it broke.
Well, it was probably hard about the first month of not having one...but to my amazement, that quickly vanished! Folks like me who are older will be surprised at how quickly you go back to "old school" when we cooked without microwaves. Now for young people who have used microwaves all their lives, this change could be hard on them. But us old schoolers remember the "no-nuke" days!
When my microwave died on me, I bought a convection oven instead and I've really enjoyed using it. To me the food taste better and stays warmer longer than nuked food did.
But if they do eventually find out for certain that microwaves are safe, I might buy one again, just for the convenience of times that I'm in a hurry. But to be honest, it doesn't take all that much more time using a convection oven over a microwave. (Example: a microwave pizza takes three minutes to cook in a microwave, and you're supposed to let it stand and cool for three minutes...that's six minutes. A convection oven takes 10 minutes to cook it and it's ready to eat. Six minutes and ten minutes...is there really that much difference?)
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