Check out the price tag for this beauty.
I can’t remember when we had our first Microwave. I think it was early 80s. I do remember how amazed I was to see how fast food cooked in this thing! No more heating up SpaghettiOs on the stove! I can now warm them up in the microwave in less than 3 minutes.
Wiki had some interesting numbers on Microwaves. In 1986 only 25% off the households had microwave ovens. That was up only 1% from 1971. By 1997, 90% of households had one. In France, only 40% of households had Microwaves in 1994.