Microwave ovens are small appliances that can be used to cook food in The Sims, The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4. They can be found in buy mode under "Appliances -> Small appliances". In The Sims, they can be placed on end tables as well as on counters or surfaces that function as counters. In The Sims 2 and The Sims 3, they must be placed on counters or surfaces that function as counters. In The Sims 2 and The Sims 3, Cooking skill points can be earned from using a microwave.
Microwave ovens are treated as a sort of stove. In The Sims, a microwave oven can make quick meals or steak and beans like any other stove. A household can have a microwave oven and a full-scale stove, but if this is done, the player will have no control over which one the Sims use.
In The Sims 2, a microwave oven can only prepare a TV dinner and a Cup o' Ramen [University], and the Cup o' Ramen can only be prepared in a microwave. Sims can burn food that is being cooked in a microwave. If a household has a microwave and a full scale stove, clicking on the microwave and choosing to make a TV dinner does not ensure that the Sim will use the microwave. Microwave ovens may break, and can be repaired. If FreeTime is installed, they can be tinkered with.
In The Sims 3, the frozen heat-and-eat meal is called a "Microwave Meal", and Sims can microwave hot dogs and tofu dogs. The Sims 3: University Life added ramen, pizza, popcorn, curry wurst, and a breakfast burrito as quick meals that can be microwaved.
In The Sims 4, the microwave can be used to prepare a microwave meal, microwave pastry, and oatmeal. Microwaves can now be used by children.
Taking advantage of trickle-down technology from SimCity defense contractors, the Positive Potential harnesses neo-non-ionizing radiation in a magnetron tube to enable half-wave voltage octupling. Reduces cooking time from minutes to seconds! Variable speed rotating antenna prevents ignition of exterior surfaces. Free "Glowing Reviews" cookbook with purchase.
Due to the way objects work in The Sims, recolors of Maxis objects are separate objects. Therefore, recolors of the Maxis microwave oven may have prices and Hunger values that are different from the originals.
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