I researched microwaves for weeks, but just couldn't bring myself to seal the deal. We're still sans microwave. I've come to sort of enjoy being without a microwave. Not because I enjoy waiting for an hour for butter to soften itself or because I enjoy having a jumbo Costco-size box full of microwave popcorn that we can't use. I enjoy it because of the pleasant sense of moral superiority it gives me to live without something everyone else can't live without.