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Are Microwaves Safe?

Monday, September 26th, 2011

If you’ve been a reader, this title may seem a little off. It’s not about sex, health, kids, marriage, friendship, career, or anything like that. But, I did promise to cover all the issues that we women sit on the fence about. And wow, am I on the fence here! If you’re a busy WOMAN- single, married, divorced, kids, no kids, most of you own a microwave. In fact, over 90% of American homes have microwave ovens. Not just to reheat a bottle, but what about to reheat a quick leftover dinner? To heat up soup for your daughter’s thermos for school lunches?  To cook a lean cuisine, for crying out loud? (I’ve never had a lean cuisine in my life, but you get the point).

I admit, I am guilty. I USE my microwave. Like really use it. Very occasionally to defrost raw meet or poultry if I’ve run out of time. To heat up my son’s cheese bagel for breakfast this morning. To reheat the penne rosée for school lunches last week.  I definitely have decreased my microwave use over the years, resorting to the less lazy ways of heating things up (like my toaster oven, or stove top). And I even try to use a plate instead of a plastic splatter tray, but I still use this controversial machine. And I say controversial, because it really has been for many years.

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