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Buying a Microwave Oven

Shopping for a new microwave? The Good Housekeeping Research Institute's Food Appliances director, Sharon Franke, answers the questions that are probably on your mind. (Be sure to check out our microwave reviews for more!) Most Popular Mar 6, 2006 Philip FriedmanAdvertisement - Continue Reading BelowWhat should I consider before I start shopping for a microwave?Size matters. Before you go shopping, determine how much kitchen space you're willing to give up for the microwave—and how you're...

Top 10 Best Microwave Ovens 2017: Your Easy Buying Guide

The microwave oven is one of the most coveted appliances in any modern kitchen due to its ability to heat up food quickly and cut down on meal preparation time. Take a look at the available microwave ovens on the market today and you’ll find a number of brands and features, not to mention a wide price range. If you’re struggling to find the best microwave oven, consider deciding factors such as interior space, speed, and overall power. In general the more budget-friendly models take a bit...

Don’t Use a Microwave Oven

Most homes in the United States have a microwave oven, the last couple generations are more likely to have grown up with one than not. The popularity of microwaves makes sense, they offer a fast way to prepare and reheat food and have been somewhat of a kitchen revolution rivaling the introduction of the food processor. [1]You might guess that I’m not a big fan of the microwave and you’d be guessing right. First and foremost, I am concerned about the effects of a radiation box in my home. And...

Home Myths You Probably Thought Were True

You've probably heard a lot of home misconceptions over the years—anywhere from the weird (do toilets really flush in different directions based on the hemisphere you're in?) to the concerning (is standing near your microwave actually bad for you?)—but what are the facts? Not everything you've heard or even long-believed is necessarily true. An infographic from Your Best Digs broke down 15 different common home misconceptions—some of which you likely already know, but others that...