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#1 of 11 Old 05-25-2010, 03:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Today is the day I'm going to stop microwaving food in plastic. Anyone else want to join. No judgment. Just a a promise and accountability!
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I don't microwave food in plastic but good for you!!

I use glass bowls for the microwave if I use it. I think you will find it really isn't difficult and pretty easy to adjust to.

I can't imagine you would find any judgment for that, it is a great change.

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Good for you!

We have stopped microwaving in plastic, we don't serve hot food on plastic dishes and we don't put plastic in the dishwasher.

ETA you can get pyrex (glass) tupperware now BTW. You might find it helpful in your quest to avoid microwaving plastic.

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I have a cousin that takes ceramics and that really helped us with serving dishes.

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we dont have a mircowave. makes not using one very easy!
i suggest getting very pretty dishes, maybe NOT MIRCOWAVE SAFE, so you use them but cannot mircowave them.

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I have some lame excuses I guess. I had devised this system where I use as few dishes as possible. We have six people living here so sometimes we run the dishwasher twice a day. I never understood until I stayed home how many dishes would be involved in serving 3 meals plus 2 snacks!

Our microwaveable plates are in storage (long story) so that had been a problem. I did find some ceramic dishes for my morning oatmeal!!

I did give in I think twice this week when the dishes were out of control and just microwave something that was already in a tupperware in the fridge...ooops. But I did a lot better overall.

I have heard of people not using microwaves. I guess I need to get into a habit of washing dishes right away when the dishwasher is full instead of letting them pile up. I bet I could enlist my kids to do this Anything to keep them busy. I've gotten them to wash their snack plate before when the dishwasher was full.

Thanks for all the ideas!
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We haven't had a microwave in over a year. I haven't missed it one bit. We warm stuff up on the stove instead. No big thing. For storage, we use mason jars with lids. They work great!

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Except make that year... Three years! I really don't like the microwave, but I love mason jars. Really, it's weird. They are my all purpose everything dish. Honestly, we don't have drinking glasses... Mason jars all the way.
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More power to you! I bet if you start storing leftovers in glass instead of plastic, you won't even have to think about it anymore. I'm a big fan of mason jars too. 12 for ten dollars at the grocery store.

We don't microwave here either -- we don't own one and don't want to. I can link to some interesting research about it if you want to, if it's not too overwhelming to think about. (With four kids, I hesitate to add to your stress load...)

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Honestly, we don't have drinking glasses... Mason jars all the way.
Same here! We love mason jars!

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More power to you! I bet if you start storing leftovers in glass instead of plastic, you won't even have to think about it anymore. I'm a big fan of mason jars too. 12 for ten dollars at the grocery store.

We don't microwave here either -- we don't own one and don't want to. I can link to some interesting research about it if you want to, if it's not too overwhelming to think about. (With four kids, I hesitate to add to your stress load...)
nah, just two kids, two parents, and two grandparents
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