Do You Use Your Microwave? - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV


View Poll Results: Do You Use Microwave (in FGRV)?
Yes 45 48.91%
No 17 18.48%
Don't have one, it's broken, infrequently, etc 30 32.61%
Voters: 92. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-22-2014, 01:01 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
honda03842's Avatar
 
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Florida
Posts: 7,300
Jim,
We definitely eat a lot less and do cook in smaller portions as well but invariably there's a little left over that becomes tomorrow's lunch. We are particularly fond of soup and usually make enough for two meals.

Right now, since we're celebrating our 50th, we've been eating out more on this trip, enjoying Newfoundland's delights.

To me microwaves are a personal choice, no right or wrong. Fortunately they're not too expensive and the decision is reversible.

As to microwave cooking of eggs, we let our eggs swim in bacon fat before eating.....
__________________

__________________
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 02:48 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Name: Betty
Trailer: 2009 Liberty Deluxe Casita
Arkansas
Posts: 105
but is it healthy?

Many prefer the convenience of one. I'd much prefer the storage.
Microwaving is said to change the nature of the proteins, making them indigestible. Blood tests showed that after eating nuked food, the level of white blood cells rose, as if fighting an infection.
On line there were pics of identical plants watered one with tap water, and another with nuked water. After the a while, the difference in the plants became very apparent. The nuke plant did not look too well.
I do not own a microwave. Got rid of it years ago. Except, there is one in the last Casita I just bought. Thankfully it is not permanently mounted.
Betty L.
__________________

__________________
Betty L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 03:39 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Alberta
Posts: 5,316
Registry
Betty, Snopes.com call this rumor FALSE:
snopes.com: Microwaved Water - See What It Does to Plants

That being said, I have noticed that water heated in a microwave tends to froth more when I put instant coffee in it, as compared to water boiled in a kettle. I have yet to figure that out. Could be super heated water from the microwave, and the coffee caused the required disturbance to let the water boil. It's a guess.

I googled it. Looks like I was correct:
Boiling water in a microwave (or, Danger: Coffee Explosion) - General Topics - Chowhound
__________________
David Tilston is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 03:52 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
MarkyVasquez's Avatar
 
Name: Marky
Trailer: Casita
Texas
Posts: 261
That meter is reading the electromagnetic energy coming from the power supply. They use 800 to 1200 watts of energy and all must go through the power supply. If the meter were to be tuned to the magnetron (microwave frequency) frequency then it would have a whole new reading. What you're measuring is the power supply at 60hz which is way below the gigahertz region.
If you really wanted to measure a high magnetic flux measure the air conditioner, especially when it turns on. The alternator on your tow vehicle is usually rated at 120amps! That's about 1500 watts! Try tuning an AM radio next to your alternator, it'll blank it out with electromagnetic noise.
The water on this planet was brought to the earth on comets and was exposed to stronger fields generated by the sun. So the electromagnetic damage has already been done to our water. The only reason we're not exposed to as much radiation from the sun anymore is because we have a shield called the ionosphere around the earth that protects is.
If you like using your microwave use it! We do.
We use our camper not only for camping but as an alternative to a hotel, and don't get me started on that. Happy camping!
__________________
MarkyVasquez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 03:55 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Name: Betty
Trailer: 2009 Liberty Deluxe Casita
Arkansas
Posts: 105
Hi,
Could be. But does not addresss the other things I have seen about microwaving food.
I prefer to err on the side of caution. I don't really see that much convenience for my part. Plus I really like the additional storage. That far out weighs the convenience of zapping my food.
Seems I did hear something unfavorable about Snopes too at one time.
But, to each their own. It is a personal choice.
Just thought I would share what I had seen.
Betty L.
__________________
Betty L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 04:03 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 6,046
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Betty L. View Post
Many prefer the convenience of one. I'd much prefer the storage.
Microwaving is said to change the nature of the proteins, making them indigestible. Blood tests showed that after eating nuked food, the level of white blood cells rose, as if fighting an infection.
On line there were pics of identical plants watered one with tap water, and another with nuked water. After the a while, the difference in the plants became very apparent. The nuke plant did not look too well.
I do not own a microwave. Got rid of it years ago. Except, there is one in the last Casita I just bought. Thankfully it is not permanently mounted.
Betty L.
I guess you have to be careful what you feed some little pansies...
Attached Thumbnails
thYCSP6V45.jpg   little-shop-of-horrors-image.jpg  

__________________
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 04:21 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B '08 RAV4 SPORT V6
British Columbia
Posts: 4,369
I hope you don't eat apples.
One of the naturally occurring chemicals in apples is acetone. Same stuff that's in nail polish remover.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 04:40 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Alberta
Posts: 5,316
Registry
I like this graphic. It shows where microwave ovens fit in the spectrum of radiation. Way below infrared.
Attached Thumbnails
Clipboard01.jpg   Clipboard02.jpg  

__________________
David Tilston is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 05:17 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Time for me to confess that the real reason I don't have a microwave in my trailer is that the first-ever-microwave and gen-you-wine Original Raytheon Radarange I bought at a garage sale simply won't fit.



__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 05:52 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
MarkyVasquez's Avatar
 
Name: Marky
Trailer: Casita
Texas
Posts: 261
Quote:
Originally Posted by Francesca Knowles View Post
Time for me to confess that the real reason I don't have a microwave in my trailer is that the first-ever-microwave and gen-you-wine Original Raytheon Radarange I bought at a garage sale simply won't fit.



Let me know if you're selling it. I think it'll fit in my teardrop.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Fiberglass RV mobile app
__________________
MarkyVasquez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 07:23 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
accrete's Avatar
 
Name: Thom
Trailer: Chevy AWD Van Conversion
Astoria Oregon
Posts: 1,015
Registry
Cari & I haven't used a microwave regularly in nearly 20 years.
Our full time rig (5th wheel) came with a nice (BIG) convection/conventional/microwave. We use the non-microwave part of it daily. Beyond any possible health benefits from simply warming/cooking in a conventional way, we just like the way food tastes old school.

When we ordered our Parkliner we had Chandler leave out the microwave. It takes about ~1.5 minutes to make tea-temp water on the stove in a 1 qt kettle, and when we cook it is sort of a team-effort-zen time thingy

Thom
__________________
Blogging from the WET! Coast of Oregon
Bed, Bath, & Beyond...
2010 Chevy Express 1500 AWD Van
Archive: Parkliner #35 build thread
accrete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 11:54 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
MsRubyLu-Kathy's Avatar
 
Name: Kathy
Trailer: 1987 Bigfoot 13'
Oregon
Posts: 185
Registry
If I had a trailer that came with a microwave I would seriously consider removing it and using the space for storage. I don't even have one at home why would I want one while camping. I used to have one and decided it took up too much valuable space in my small house and I know how to use a stove.
__________________
MsRubyLu-Kathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2014, 12:08 AM   #41
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B '08 RAV4 SPORT V6
British Columbia
Posts: 4,369
What I have learned from this thread.
People who have microwaves and use them, do.
People who don't have microwaves, don't.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2014, 12:09 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Oregon
Posts: 6,308
Registry
The past 4 or 5 years we've done quite a bit of traveling in our trailer. I think we've averaged around 135 nights per year. Out of those 135 nights were camped in places with electricity about 3 nights per year. That would be a maximum of 15 nights total with electricity. So far this year the number of nights with electricity is 0 out of about 75 nights so far. 120 volt appliances just don't make sense to us. Thinking back on those times we had electricity I doubt we would have used a microwave at anytime.

Interesting thought, I've been accused of eating backpacking food(I assume freeze dried was what was meant by "backpacking food", yuck). Well I've probably eaten as well while backpacking and while trailing as many do at home. Stuff that sold to heat in your microwave heat just as well in a skillet on the stove.
__________________

__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
microwave


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you lock your coupler when you leave your trailer? Thomas G. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 57 05-29-2012 09:06 AM
What Laminate Flooring did you use? Would you use the same brand again? iplumb Modifications, Alterations and Updates 24 01-14-2012 09:30 AM
how much did you use your camper this year? Bruce Thomas General Chat 44 09-17-2011 10:42 PM
Do you really use your sink or stove? Should we remove? Stacy Crotser Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 27 06-06-2009 10:54 PM
How do you place your microwave in your RV. Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12 02-07-2003 01:41 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.