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The 20 Best Microwaves For College Dorms

When I went to college, my third most used item was my microwave (TV, refrigerator). As I mentioned here, many colleges allow you to bring your own microwave, but you should check with the Director of Student Life before running out and buying one. If your school allows a microwave, usually they limit the watts to 800 or less. In …

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What are the Different Sizes of Microwave Ovens?

If you’ve spent any time researching microwaves, you’ll quickly notice there are a number of different sizes. In general, there are three sizes of microwave ovens: small, medium, and large. Small microwaves have an oven capacity of less than 1.0 cubic foot. A medium sized microwave has an oven capacity between 1.0 and 2.0 cubic feet, and large microwaves have …

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Domestic VS Commercial Microwaves What’s the Difference

In the pursuit to find the perfect microwave for my home, I stumbled across commercial microwaves. As I’m looking at these microwaves I noticed there is a huge price difference which led me to research the difference between the two. What’s the difference between domestic and commercial microwaves? There are a number of differences including wattage, price, appearance, warranty length, …

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What is a Smart Microwave?

As I continue researching for the perfect microwave I stumbled across the term “Smart Microwaves.” I know that smart anything usually has something to do with the internet and virtual assistants. Since I have a few Amazon Alexa’s when my home, so I began researching and here is what I found. What is a smart microwave? A smart microwave is …

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What Size Microwave Do I Need for college?

One of the most important things I brought to college was a microwave. Bringing my microwave was important for a few reasons. First, not having to use the dirty community microwave. Second, I could use it without waking anyone else up. Third, the people in dorms are dirty. One question we asked repeatedly was the size microwave we could bring …

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Can you put Aluminum Foil in a Microwave?

When I was a kid, my favorite thing to eat was non frosted pop tarts. I remember getting up one morning, opening a pack of pop tarts, and placing the whole thing in the microwave. The next thing I know I see sparks shooting in the microwave. My mom quickly ran over and opened the microwave, and boy was she …

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How Many Years Does a Microwave Last?

I started blogging about microwaves when the buttons on my microwave stopped working. I remember saying to my wife, “how can a brand new microwave last less than 6 years.” When I told my mother that our microwave is on its last legs, she replied, “I just replaced mine last month, and it was only 13 years old.” To answer …

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What is a Grill Microwave?

Everyone knows what a “regular” microwave is an does. A regular microwave, also called a solo microwave, uses a form of ration to heat liquids, defrost frozen food, and cook popcorn. However, there is also a Grill Microwave and a Convection Microwave. What is a Grill Microwave? A grill microwave oven is like a normal microwave that it can reheat …

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How do you clean a Microwave Oven?

If you use a microwave for long enough, eventually, the inside will become a disgusting mix of foods from meals past. Don’t sweat it, there are a few ways to get your oven looking brand new again.  There are at least six ways to clean your microwave. These methods include:  Vinegar and water One lemon Dish soap Kitchen surface cleaner …

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What is a Good Wattage for Microwaves?

My pursuit for the perfect microwave began with we wondering if it is safe to buy a used microwave. After I realized that it is safe to buy a used microwave, I began wondering what the difference is between cheap and expensive microwaves. I learned that there are many factors including wattage and size, now I am wondering about the wattage, …