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Old 02-19-2014, 08:37 PM   #21
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Yeppers, a different stroke for every kinda folk.

Most times we find taking the 10-20 minutes twice a day to prepare a meal, not too much time out of the day. I actually find it quite relaxing. A glass of red always helps the mind relax too.

But I'll gladly put a paddle in hand, a MTB under my butt, and walk barefooted in the sand anyday.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:49 PM   #22
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I find opening a can of beer not all that taxing.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:13 PM   #23
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The problem isn't with the microwave, it's with the owner! Truly, microwaves can be used for more than heat 'n heat, popcorn or defrosting. I use mine at home daily. I also have the appropriate cookware and recipes for it. The stove in my sticks 'n bricks home... I have to dust it off occasionally. I learned from my mother. She had TWO. One in the house and one in the attached garage for cooking fish and broccoli... hahahahahaha.

I wouldn't be without a microwave. Obviously, YMMV
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:28 PM   #24
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So then, you are ready and willing to go both ways. I like to see open minded people.
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This is one of the most open minded groups I belong to... WHATEVER works for YOU... works for US
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:58 PM   #26
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If you buy the micrwave option, find you're not using it for anything but storage, and want to maximize storage space (and reduce weight), it should be very easy to take out. The availability of a matching door is good.

If you don't buy the microwave as a factory option, you can easily add one later; however, if you want it properly mounted (not just a loose appluance bouncing on a shelf), you'll need to find one designed to work with a mounting bezel (like the example shown earlier).

On the basis that everything in a small space should serve as many purposes as possible, I like the idea of a convection-microwave oven.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:34 AM   #27
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Agree Jim B & Donna D, the Escape Community is a diverse group and that is beauty of it.
Donna, at Publix or Sweatbay, you pick out shrimp you want & seasoning, they steam it for you and you take "home". Kinda like cooking fish in garage! :-)
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:49 PM   #28
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Thanks, Barry! I'll chat with Reace about buying one. Jane
Door ordered. Thanks! Now we'll have the best of both worlds - no microwave for our short trips - 99% of which are dry camping, but I can put the microwave in for long trips if we know we're going to have hook-ups. Consider me one happy camper!
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:52 PM   #29
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We added the microwave to our 19 but it is mainly used to reheat our coffee or tea. I am thinking about ordering the door and hardware from ETI and convert it to storage. When camping we shouldn't be multitasking so our coffee shouldn't get cold.
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I agree... to much of my life involves being on the run and re-heating coffee. When camping I try to make a point of sitting down and enjoying my coffee
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