Recently, our microwave (which was a wedding gift nearly six years ago) gave out on me. It was a nice appliance, and it will be missed. However, I am not one to pass on an opportunity to upgrade when it presents itself. Fortunately, we were holding onto another microwave, belonging to a coworker of the hubs, until it could be returned to him, so I had a backup to get me by, which gave me time to research and shop, in order to get a machine I will be happy with for (hopefully) a long time to come.
I drooled over the convection microwaves, and even found one in my price range on walmart's website. However, it is not available i stores and I am a big fan of actually seeing an appliance before I buy it. After doing my homework online, I made a trip to the city this weekend and found something I liked at Target. Since I wasn't going to pony up the money for the convection version, I decided that I wasn't going to skimp on size. I have always wanted a microwave that could hold a 9x13 casserole.
What I ended up with?
Sharp R-520KS 2-Cubic-Foot 1200-Watt Microwave Oven, Stainless Steel
I even stopped at TJMaxx in the hopes of finding a handle-less 9x13 casserole, just to ensure success, and lo and behold! I actually found one, in my favorite serveware color....white. I love white serving dishes. Bowls, platters, casseroles....its just such a nice clean background for a beautiful meal. As it turns out, I wouldn't have had to find one withough handles, because as you can see here, there is plenty of room.Mama is in kitchen heaven.
(and no, I couldn't just leave with ONE thing from TJMaxx. I did end up with a pretty white square casserole, and two pretty white receptacles that will be good for dips or hors d'oerves.)