Remember the stuff in your grandma’s house? It was old and yellowed and you just thought “old,” “yellow,” and “Grandma’s house” went together. I don’t want that to be me!
Ted and I have noticed that the plastic parts on our microwave are yellowing and the unit looks like the one in Grandma’s house. It has only a 1.1 cu. ft. capacity and 850 watts of power, and still works after 24+ years without a repair. The new one has a 2.0 cu. ft. capacity and 1000 watts of power. We’ll see if they still make them to last more than 20 years. It has a stainless steel finish, so at least it won’t turn “Grandma yellow” with age.
Here’s the old, yellowing “grandma” microwave. The sticker shows that it was made in November 1993.
Ted and I opted to install the microwave ourselves. To someone who is handy, this is probably a no-brainer, but we don’t get excited about doing stuff like this and are usually happy to ensure job security for the installation guy. Still, a couple of screws and bolts didn’t sound too hard or worth the installation price. Except for having to buy some appropriately-sized drill bits, we had everything we needed. Lining up the template for the bracket on the wall took the most time, and everything actually went pretty smoothly. We were pleasantly surprised with our success and opted out of microwaving something for dinner in favor of celebrating with pizza and a beer at Dewey’s instead.
New stainless steel finish microwave. Perfectly and (almost) easily installed by Ted and Diane, Inc., LLC.
Really neat settings. Choose a food, enter the quantity of food, and the sensor cooks it to perfection. You can even soften ice cream without melting it. Wow!