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Lee Hobeck
 
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Hi, My older sister will be moving into an independent living facility.
She chose one where meals are optional because she likes to do her own
cooking. Kitchens are quite small so she is trying to down size her
kitchen supplies. yet keep the things that are useful.

I was in Bed Bath and Beyond and saw a small appliance that claims to
Microwave, toast bread, and can be used as a toaster oven.. My sister
uses her microwave for heating,melting butter, etc---never cooking.
This small appliance seems ideal for limited counter space. Does
anyone have experience with this appliance? If so, what is your
opinion? BTW, I read how much you thought about the stick blender. Got
her one for her birthday and she loves it, especially it being so
compact. This appliance was priced $100. Is this all in one appiance
to good to be true? Lee

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Lee Hobeck wrote:
> Hi, My older sister will be moving into an independent living

facility.
> She chose one where meals are optional because she likes to do her

own
> cooking. Kitchens are quite small so she is trying to down size her
> kitchen supplies. yet keep the things that are useful.
>
> I was in Bed Bath and Beyond and saw a small appliance that claims to
> Microwave, toast bread, and can be used as a toaster oven.. My

sister
> uses her microwave for heating,melting butter, etc---never cooking.
> This small appliance seems ideal for limited counter space. Does
> anyone have experience with this appliance? If so, what is your
> opinion? BTW, I read how much you thought about the stick blender.

Got
> her one for her birthday and she loves it, especially it being so
> compact. This appliance was priced $100. Is this all in one

appiance
> to good to be true? Lee


Probably will be fine... but get the one that prints, scans and faxes.

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Lee Hobeck wrote:

> Hi, My older sister will be moving into an independent living facility.
> She chose one where meals are optional because she likes to do her own
> cooking. Kitchens are quite small so she is trying to down size her
> kitchen supplies. yet keep the things that are useful.
>
> I was in Bed Bath and Beyond and saw a small appliance that claims to
> Microwave, toast bread, and can be used as a toaster oven.. My sister
> uses her microwave for heating,melting butter, etc---never cooking.
> This small appliance seems ideal for limited counter space. Does
> anyone have experience with this appliance? If so, what is your
> opinion? BTW, I read how much you thought about the stick blender. Got
> her one for her birthday and she loves it, especially it being so
> compact. This appliance was priced $100. Is this all in one appiance
> to good to be true? Lee
>


My parents have a c.1988 microwave that is also a toaster oven and
regular oven. It works for all functions, is small but does have enough
space to bake a small chicken or a 10" pie.

Jessica
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Lee Hobeck wrote:
> Hi, My older sister will be moving into an independent living

facility.
> She chose one where meals are optional because she likes to do her

own
> cooking. Kitchens are quite small so she is trying to down size her
> kitchen supplies. yet keep the things that are useful.
>
> I was in Bed Bath and Beyond and saw a small appliance that claims to
> Microwave, toast bread, and can be used as a toaster oven.. My

sister
> uses her microwave for heating,melting butter, etc---never cooking.
> This small appliance seems ideal for limited counter space. Does
> anyone have experience with this appliance? If so, what is your
> opinion? BTW, I read how much you thought about the stick blender.

Got
> her one for her birthday and she loves it, especially it being so
> compact. This appliance was priced $100. Is this all in one

appiance
> to good to be true? Lee





My microwave died two weeks ago and I saw one of these at BestBuy but
it was only an 800 watt appliance and I wanted something a little more
powerful. So I just opted for a regular microwave. Hope someone here
can help you.

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Melba's Jammin'
 
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In article .com>,
"itsjoannotjoann" > wrote:
> My microwave died two weeks ago and I saw one of these at BestBuy but
> it was only an 800 watt appliance


<grin> My first microwave was an Amana, a real hot shot unit with 700
watts of power -- back in the 70s, I think.
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Melba's Jammin' wrote:
> In article .com>,
> "itsjoannotjoann" > wrote:
>
>>My microwave died two weeks ago and I saw one of these at BestBuy but
>>it was only an 800 watt appliance

>
>
> <grin> My first microwave was an Amana, a real hot shot unit with 700
> watts of power -- back in the 70s, I think.



Hey, I had one of those, too! A real "RadarRange" with a temp probe.
It was HUGE. IIRC, they were about $500. I now have a Sharp 1100 watt,
not a whole lot smaller footprint, but it has the controls hidden so our
3 yr. old grandson can't mess with it. List price ~$99; less on sale.

gloria p
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I still have my Radar Range, and it works beautifully. I know there
are many more smaller and much less expensive microwaves out there, but
so long as mine is still working, I just figure it's paid for and keep
it!

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In article . com>,
"Mary" > wrote:

> I still have my Radar Range, and it works beautifully. I know there
> are many more smaller and much less expensive microwaves out there, but
> so long as mine is still working, I just figure it's paid for and keep
> it!


Ditto. I'm keeping it till it drops. Won't get 20+ years out of any
microwave you buy today ....

sd
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