Okay here's the discussion. I have discussed on other websites discussion boards the use of microwave v. use of stove/oven when it comes to the art of cooking. Some people actually defend so-called 'cooking' in a microwave. I'm sure you can tell by now which one I think should be used for 'cooking'. I'm now going to pose a question...How many celebrity chefs/cooks either on The Food Network, or other cooking shows on other channels, do you see cooking food for dishes or meals using a microwave??? Personally I've never seen it done. Just my humble contention (JMHC) is that, yes, there is a use, limited though it may be, for microwaves and it's not for cooking. 1) Microwave popcorn, if you prefer it), 2) Heating pre-cooked frozen foods such as Smart Ones, Lean Cuisines, Healthy Choice etc. etc., 3) Melting i.e.butter chocolate etc. Other than that forget it. I won't even heat left over pizza in one if just comes out too rubbery. And I won't even heat a flour tortilla in one, gotta use my flat non-sided cast iron skillet for that, oh so much better. Well I think you all know where I stand when it comes to this topic. Your thoughts?