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    Do you guys use microwaves?

    I'm not a scientist, nor do I have any evidence proving that microwaves are unhealthy, but my 6th sence tells me to avoid them.

    thoughts?
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    Why do you think they are unhealthy? They just heat up water and fat molecules in food.
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    My wife and I are the only people we know who have never had a microwave oven. We do use them at work for our lunches, but never seen a need for one in the home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Why do you think they are unhealthy? They just heat up water and fat molecules in food.
    how they do that is what makes me question the safey of such a device
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    We're already exposed to microwaves EVERYWHERE, so avoiding microwave ovens for health reasons makes absolutely no sense.

    In any case, we're all gonna die anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
    My wife and I are the only people we know who have never had a microwave oven. We do use them at work for our lunches, but never seen a need for one in the home.
    Never wanted to boil water in 100 seconds?
    Never wanted a cheese quesadilla in 45 seconds?
    Never had a leftover chunk of meatloaf to warm up?

    ... Just a few reasons to use one at home. For me anyway. I'm impatient mostly.

    And yeah, any bias against microwaves is pretty much unfounded. If somebody really wants to believe they're no good, I won't argue. But I've seen no reason to avoid them.

    Somebody was telling me about how you chemically alter meat and vegetables when you microwave them. But... um... you do the same when you cook them on the stove top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
    My wife and I are the only people we know who have never had a microwave oven. We do use them at work for our lunches, but never seen a need for one in the home.
    They regenerate the goodness of Chinese take out and Mexican leftovers to their original quality. Hell, sometimes even better.
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    I use macrowaves. Bigger and more badass.
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    Don't microwave your head or run it with your face pressed against the glass.

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    It was getting too close to a M.Wave while it was operating that spawned the rumors. There's no evidence of latent, lingering radiatio in the food itself.. FACT

    My sisters, both of them had other but equally mis-guided notions pertainig to a M.wave's rendering of food less nutricious, another theory debunked. To the contrary, less vitamins are diminished in M.Waves than boiling for instance. Studies can be found on the net. All they do is heat-up the water molecules from within.

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    somebody else was trying to debunk microwaves, talking about the 'vibratory frequency' of the food -- properly cooked was above a healthy threshold, micro food was not -- f'n kevin trudeau is an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
    My wife and I are the only people we know who have never had a microwave oven. We do use them at work for our lunches, but never seen a need for one in the home.
    Sure, if you aren't interested in heating food quickly, with minimum energy usage, then there is no need for on in the home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palesaint View Post
    Never wanted to boil water in 100 seconds?
    Never wanted a cheese quesadilla in 45 seconds?
    Never had a leftover chunk of meatloaf to warm up?
    Nope to all of the above, at least while I'm at home. I can spend a few more minutes cooking or reheating meals at home, and still accomplish other things at the same time. Plus, out of all of the best meals I've ever eaten, exactly none of them came out of a microwave. To each their own I suppose.
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    We had a second hand convection oven/microwave when we first married, but haven't had one since.

    We hardly ever have leftovers (I eat too much or take it to work), don't have takeout much either - and if we do, it is because we're out too, so it gets eaten then. It doesn't really speed things up when you're cooking from scratch.

    About the only thing my wife misses is microwave popcorn - which is probably a good thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
    We're already exposed to microwaves EVERYWHERE, so avoiding microwave ovens for health reasons makes absolutely no sense.

    In any case, we're all gonna die anyway.
    egggzacitally.....you probably get far more exposure when out in the sunlight.

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    Marge: Your meatloaf will be ready in eight seconds, Homer.
    Homer: D'oh! Isn't there anything faster than a microwave?
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    Homer: Four… three… two… one… Bing! We have meatloaf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwathne View Post
    I'm not a scientist, nor do I have any evidence proving that microwaves are unhealthy, but my 6th sence tells me to avoid them.

    thoughts?
    What does your common sense say?

    Oops, sorry, forgot this isn't the road forum.

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    Classic Simpsons!

    skijor you must've seen Zombieland . I HAD to have a pack of twinkies last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Marge: Your meatloaf will be ready in eight seconds, Homer.
    Homer: D'oh! Isn't there anything faster than a microwave?
    (Homer watches dinner cook)
    Homer: Four… three… two… one… Bing! We have meatloaf!

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    I do not own a microwave. I reheat things in the oven or on the stove if necessary. I've been without one for 3 months and have not found a single instance where I said "I wish I had a microwave".
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwathne View Post
    I'm not a scientist, nor do I have any evidence proving that microwaves are unhealthy, but my 6th sence tells me to avoid them.

    thoughts?
    Do you have a Cell phone?
    Wireless internet?
    Cordless phone?

    They all operate in the microwave frequency range.

    Not to mention microwaves that are buzzing all around you, pretty much everywhere, for phone and business communications, airport radars, police radar guns, etc etc etc.

    How do you avoid them? Dig a deep hole in the ground and build yourself a house there and don't come out. Though... I'm not even sure that'll keep you from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwathne View Post
    how they do that is what makes me question the safey of such a device
    I'm concerned about that yellow ball in the sky. It makes me feel hot even though it's over 90 million miles away. It also blasts me with radiation across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. That just can't be good.

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    I love microwave ovens. so easy to operate over a conventional oven.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    I love microwave ovens. so easy to operate over a conventional oven.
    Microwaves generally have far more buttons, settings, and controls than a conventional oven. Do they even make dial microwaves anymore?

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