My new home has a fairly small kitchen. It’s got an ok amount of counter space, but if I add a microwave, I lose about a third of the usable space. I’ve looked for a cart to place said microwave on, but none of them appeal to me functionally or aesthtically. I also have a much larger nuker than I actually need, and one option is to get a smaller appliance.
None of the options make a lot of sense in the long run, so I think I’m just going to ditch the darn thing. I have a steamer, a toaster oven, and pots. These should be sufficient.
Not having a microwave might actually force me to use fresher produce a little more often, and maybe even prepare meals properly. (I’m not convinced of that, however, because I’m lazy and may be willing to trade 30 minutes of cooking with no prep in the toaster oven)
I don’t think I use it enough to justify it, and it is a bit of a power pig. We’ll see how things go without one. I’m betting that the recovery of counter space alone will be worth it, and Ev’s right, nuked potatoes suck.