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26 Feb, 2013

A bit about our microwave!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Home/reno|Publishing/writing/career stuff

I KNOW. It’s an odd topic to write about, isn’t it? But our microwave is new and nifty and if you’ve been following the Fishbowl Reno series and/or are interested in kitchen-related gadgets you may find it interesting. You can read it over on the Used Everywhere blog right here. THERE IS VIDEO TOO. I’m not EVEN KIDDING. I’ve turned into an appliance nerd!


4 Responses to "A bit about our microwave!"

1 | Sarah McCormack

February 26th, 2013 at 8:55 pm


really cool. i have never seen that design before.

2 | Lorrie Douthwright

February 27th, 2013 at 8:17 am


it may just be possible for an appliance to be sexy. :)

3 | dawn mclean

March 1st, 2013 at 10:30 am


That’s a HUGE microwave. Very clever how you placed it directly on the floor and use it as an island. It even has a wine rack! Sweet.

4 | Stephanie

March 4th, 2013 at 4:20 pm


I love that microwave and the placement of it! We have an over the stove kind and I’m not a huge fan. It’s the ONE thing I would change in my kitchen. I find it gets in the way of my stovetop cooking on occasion (like if I have stuff on the backburner, I can’t lean over to fully see in the pot because I would bang my head on the microwave).

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