I agree, when RD got you 5 years ago, after I came back from my delivery with the brat in tow, I was pretty bugged at him Do we have so much money that you buy things like a microwave which we wont even use? I shouted at him over the brat’s sleeping head!
Well, it will be useful he insisted..if not anything, at least to re-heat the food he said.
Whats the point, we make fresh food morning and evening, and anyways, the gas is there na..then why I dont understand, I shouted again.
You stood in that corner of the kitchen, muted, hearing this conversation where RD was supporting you and I was muttering stuff under my breath.
Initially I refused to even look at you and pretend that you didnt exist.
The first time I used you was to make a papad. And oh so perfect it was. Without being deep fried, and yet not burnt as though roasted, you gave out the most perfect papad I had seen which was not fried in oil.
I grudging admitted there was ‘SOMETHING’ about you.
And then my perima told me about the wonderful coffee you can cough out. I tried it. Added milk, coffee decoction and sugar, and pushed your buttons to 1 minute. and oh what perfect coffee! piping hot, with steam coming off the mug, and I just had to put in a spoon to dissolve the sugar and it was ready in a minute. No more, heating on the gas, spilling half of it while cooling it yaada yaada…awesome!
I then realised you had your uses.
I have used you pretty indiscriminately.
Re-heating stuff (yes I ate my words, we do have carry over stuff from the previous day you know!)
Heating water for gargles and just to soothe the throat
Baking cakes (yes, RD made the most yummy cake in you one day)
Making pizzas (though I prefer the stove to this, dont mind eh?)
Making cookies to what not.
Boiling vegetables, especially beetroot and potatoes
Make sabudana khicidi
Making carrot halwa
Making besan ladoo (it was a flop though!)
Laying all the plastic dabbas on top of you to dry out in the night!
I have had many many accidents with you as well. Remember when I tried to boil an egg inside you. RD warned me, but I told him that the egg is inside the water and nothing will happen. Nothing happen except that I didnt notice that part of the egg was not submerged in water, and then blast..you had a nice egg facial eh? and RD claims that you havent been the same after that..gah!
and remember the time, when I used to keep telling RD that I could smell something burning whenever you are switched on. After 3 months we discovered that the plug with which you are connected was completely burnt!!
And then two days ago, I tried to heat some chole inside you. You refused to heat it. I thought I was impatient and just left it. And then we tried to get you to do what you are best at – making papads. and you refused again!
And now you are just refusing to do anything. Partly the fault lies wth us, because we havent serviced you even ONCE since we bought you, and we havent got you checked up at all. I can understand your need for attention.
RD has promised that he will get someone to look at you over the weekend.
You get okay jaldi jaldi okie? because I want to bake that chocolate cake now!
loads and hugs and always thankful to you for being such a wonderful and useful thing