June 4, 2013

Microwave down - call 911

My microwave crapped out.  Let’s hash this phenomonen out together, shall we?

I live alone.

I don’t heat up family-size Stouffers lasagna trays in my microwave for 20-minutes at a time.  (Seriously people, gross....sodium, fake meat, shall I go on?).

I don’t exclusively use it to “cook”.  Thanks to the Williams Sonoma catalog, I do get spontaneous bursts of inspiration to actually cook with expensive utensils and dishes.  My concoctions may taste like disgusting messes of a pile of ingredients, but I do attempt to utilize the oven and stove.

I didn’t throw a hot dog in there and zap it into a piece of un-edible leather.  Don't get me started on hotdogs...another tragic invention of disgusting meat by-product. 

The microwave is less than 5 years old.

I’ve hit the wall of “Holy heck, home ownership is often tragic.  Why don’t people warn new homeowners of such a thing?!”

I feel like I’m living in a tent in the midst of an African prairie with no access to electricity.  Perhaps my analogy is a wee bit exaggerated, but my microwave CRAPPED OUT folks, and in today’s world, that’s like ordering a burger and not the fries.  It just doesn’t happen.

Who do you call to rectify such a problem?  Is there such a person as Mr. Microwave Repair Guy?

I mean, I can stand a cold shower if my hot water tank were to fail.  But what’s a girl to do when her coffee needs to be zapped?  Or how do you melt your 3PM snack of cheese on Triscuits without a microwave?

I’m American Bridget and having a microwave down is like asking the Pope to pass on a morning benediction.  It’s just sort of tragic.


  1. Not to sound like a crazy person, but try going without the microwave for one week and see what you think. Ours crapped out a few years ago and we were too busy to get up to the store to replace or fix it right away. About 2 weeks later, we realized we were living w/o a microwave and really didn't miss it one but. We bought a popcorn maker as that is really the only thing we missed about having a microwave. We've found we eat more healthy as a result of not having one around. Of course, we are a little crazy so maybe that's just us....

    1. You know, that may very well happen. It's just that there is convenience in re-heating morning coffee (lame?) and having it to heat up left overs or such. And it is just a reminder that this damn house is full of constant repairs and such. Thank goodness I bought a juicer and don't the microwave for my newest craze!

      I have no clue who in Dallas to even call to have it repaired. Perhaps I just let it go and use it for storage only :)!

  2. AnonymousJune 04, 2013

    Similar to Melissa, I realized this past year, that I don't really need mine much either. But living on my own too, I hear you with the reheating!

    My thoughts are that you should start using it for storage immediately, particularly something important - Murphy's Law dictates that it will magically start working again the minute you have an alternate use for it! :)


  3. AnonymousJune 04, 2013

    Home Warranty...I highly recommend them. They cover all appliances...including microwaves that crap out!

    1. JJ - Had one the first year I moved into this place. It barely covered anything. I gave it up the second year. Dang it.

      Friends tell me to just replace the microwave as it is cheaper than fixing. I'd rather use it for storage than go through that hassle. On day 4 of no microwave...I'm surviving...barely!

  4. My microwave died and I realized after 3 months that the only thing I ever used it for was popcorn.

    1. I can't even eat popcorn :( I so wish I could.
      I'm into day 4. So far I'm still surviving!

  5. If there is a warranty on it, perhaps it can be repaired?

    I love my microwave. I use it daily.

  6. AnonymousJune 07, 2013

    Hey there,
    I have been reading along for a couple of months now and I adore your irreverence! I'm not sure how you feel about such things but I've nominated you for a Liebster award.

    My post with nomination is here:

    And my post after my nomination is here:

    The basic idea is you tell 11 facts about yourself, answer my 11 questions, make your own nominees (that can't include me) and ask 11 questions of your own.

    I'm looking forward to hearing your answers if you decide to take part!

    onebreath (at Now.Here.Life)
    Now. Here. Life.

  7. Your friends are right. Cheaper to chuck it and buy new if you decide to do that. I use my microwave a lot so it would be quite tragic to have it die an untimely death. But then, I also live in an apartment so repairing it isn't my financial problem.