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 me 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.