My wife and I prefer to not use the microwave and have had convection/ microwave ovens for over 30 years. Convection ovens are smaller so uses less power and energy. Would not want to give it up!
have not used microwave but once in last 8 years (Heated water for oatmeal on a rushed mornings).
Not quite the same subject, but thought I would share it anyway. I buy the canned cranberry sauce and remove it from the can. I then slice it into small, thin slices ( maybe 3/8 inches) . I then use various cookie cutters to create various shapes of the season- such as leaves, pumpkins, turkeys...
Three years ago we downsized and moved to a one story home on slab. No stairs - only 1/2 a step from garage floor to house floor. Love it. Also loving the warmer climate here.
For any of you thinking about downsizing, do it! You will not regret it