Monday, June 16, 2008

The Simple Things in Life

When it comes to home appliances there is one over riding rule in our home. They MUST be simple.

We needed a microwave. Tanya said it should have only two buttons: "Make Hot" and "Open Door". I found the ideal unit for her and brought it home.

It had many bells and whistles including a heating element along with three or four coloured buttons for various functions that no one ever uses so why they add them I have no clue.

If you ignored the junk, it was simple. One big button/knob. One push for 30 seconds, two for 60 and so on. It starts automatically when the button is pushed. The door has a handle and no button to push to open. If you want to get accurate, you can turn the knob and time increases in 5 second intervals but then you have to push the button to start it.

And just for me, it has a reminder bell every 60 seconds after it stops heating, until you open the door. No more thrice-heated and still-cold cups of coffee. Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. No more 3am snacks that end up covered in coffee? Hurray!

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