26 minutes ago, weinoo said:
I've always considered any microwave to be superfluous, but of course I'm an outlier.
Once the CSO came into being, I 'm quite happy that a microwave has no place in my kitchen.
Yup. My GF did without one quite happily until a couple of years before we got together (though in her case, it was because she'd believed someone's tale of them being a radiation hazard).
Mine gets used every morning to heat my oatmeal, and through the day to reheat my morning pot of tea one cup at a time. Also for thawing/reheating food as well, though not as consistently. Never really found a use-case for a CSO in my own kitchen, though doubtless if I tripped across a working specimen on a buy-sell site for a suitable price (which in my case means $50-$60 CDN) I'd splurge.
It would be a dull old world if we all had the same preferences and predilections.
Edited to clarify: I make a large batch of steel-cut oats and then reheat it one portion at a time over a period of days. I'm not talking about the (shudder) instant kind.