Microwave-Free And Not Looking Back

I think we’ve crossed the chasm. We’ve been without a microwave for several months now and I’m confident we’re not looking back. Jen sent ┬áme this piece on Mother Nature Network listing some pros and cons. The biggest challenge, though 1stworld-ish, might be the dishes stacking up because we use more pots for warming.

Again, not a huge issue, unless you also don’t own a dishwasher..like us. That probably won’t be long-term though — it was mostly driven by some ideas we had about renovating the kitchen. The other thing we use for heating things up is the sun oven. It takes a bit longer, but you just have to plan ahead a bit and give yourself a few more minutes. And don’t forget zero electricity..a big one if you’re keeping tabs on your usage.