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Did you have a mom that refused to use a microwave or dishwasher?

Asked by Harper1234 (815points) June 13th, 2019

Years ago my dad brought my mom a microwave and she refused to use it…same with the dish washer..did it all by hand. Maybe it was that generation but was wondering if anyone else had a mother like mine.

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Dutchess_III's avatar

No. I’m 60.

canidmajor's avatar

Hahaha, my mother is 95 and has never refused to use a device of convenience.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Nice that your Mom is alive @canidmajor! I wish mine was. Lost her waaay to early at just 74. Same with my dad.
Dad loved new gadgets. Mom was OK with them. She got her first microwave in the 80s.

Zaku's avatar

My mom has never owned a microwave, and doesn’t like them, but doesn’t refuse to use them in other contexts. She hasn’t had a dishwasher for decades, but when she did, she did use it.

jca2's avatar

My mom was born in 1942 and died a few years ago. She had a microwave and dishwasher. She started with both in the 1980’s.

zenvelo's avatar

My mom, who is still around at 95, refused to have a microwave in the house.

They had a vacation house at Lake Tahoe in the 1980s and ‘90s, and despite my sister’s willingness to buy it, she refused to have a microwave there.

On the other hand, in 1962 at the Seattle World’s Fair, we stayed in a motel with kitchenette that had a garbage disposer and a dishwasher. After three days of using those appliances, my mom told my dad she would never again live anywhere without them.

JLeslie's avatar

Not even close.

When I was a little girl in the early 70’s my mom had a portable dishwasher she bought to connect to the sink, because the kitchen in our apartment didn’t have one.

We bought a microwave a few years after most of my friends had one, we were usually behind my peers in things like that, I think it was the early 80’s. Behind usually for money reasons, not that my parents were against technology and especially not against appliances that could make life easier.

I’m pretty sure my mom’s cousin was one of the first people to buy a microwave; she had one way before they became commonplace. I remember her showing it to me, and I didn’t really understand what it was. I was very young.

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