image courtesy of Digest This blog, which includes facts about microwave safety
"Energy officials are urging the public to conserve power -- especially from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. when demand is highest. Cordova suggests people refrain from washing clothes or doing dishes during those times. Moreover, he recommends folks cook dinner in the microwave -- instead of their stove or oven -- to avoid filling their homes with heat."
This summer, Central Texas has been experiencing record heat and record energy usage. And this is what they come up with? "Use the microwave folks!" (Ironically, I left this post for a few minutes to get a cup of HOT coffee from HEAT-generating coffee maker and we had a brown out! Seriously?!)