Microwave oven

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Microwave ovens are small appliances that can be used to cook simple meals in The Sims, The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4. The object 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.

The Sims[edit | edit source]

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. Unlike stoves and the toaster oven, there is no risk of fire when cooking with a microwave.

Positive Potential Microwave[edit | edit source]

Positive Potential Microwave
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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.
Game The Sims
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §250
Object type(s) Appliance
Size 1x1

Required pack(s): none
Hunger: 2
Note: Must be placed on a counter or end table. Has a lower chance of starting a fire.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

The Sims 2[edit | edit source]

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; both of these dishes are single-serving only, meaning that group meals cannot be prepared with a microwave. Sims can burn food that is being cooked in a microwave, though it will not catch on fire. 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. Microwaves may break like many other appliances. If FreeTime is installed, they can be tinkered with.

Brand Name Zip Zap Microwave[edit | edit source]

Brand Name Zip Zap Microwave
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Fill that hungry void inside you with the Zip Zap microwave oven. Transform frozen foods from chilling to filling instantly. Cook your favorite meals and snacks in seconds to save time and trouble.
Game The Sims 2
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §250
Object type(s) Appliance
Size 1x1

Required pack(s): none
Hunger: 2
Available colors: White

The Nanowaver[edit | edit source]

The Nanowaver
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It's no secret that our company introduced the original deciwave, a revolutionary concept that we improved in the centiwave and milliwave, then finally perfected it in the microwave. Or did we? Our new nanowave technology has been proven to cook food in only 97% of the time!
Game The Sims 2: FreeTime
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §300
Object type(s) Appliance
Size 1x1

Required pack(s): FreeTime
Hunger: 2
Available colors: Stainless Steel, Red, Blue, Green

Flashwave Microwave by Kitchensations[edit | edit source]

Flashwave Microwave by Kitchensations
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The Flashwave is designed for those who like to think of their food as tiny celebrities, and comes equipped with a black tinted glass front that gives the food the privacy they need to cook without intrusion. It also cooks food quickly, dispelling with convectionary methods and getting food hot and bothered with its patented Flashwave system.
Game The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §350
Object type(s) Appliance
Size 1x1

Required pack(s): Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
Hunger: 2
Available colors: Black, Beige, Orange, White, Brown, Yellow, Peach

The Sims 3[edit | edit source]

In The Sims 3, Sims can prepare a quick microwave meal using the microwave, and Sims can microwave hot dogs and tofu dogs. University Life added ramen, pizza, popcorn, curry wurst, and a breakfast burrito as quick meals that can be microwaved.[1] Microwaves do not appear to have a hunger rating.

Steak & Prank Microwave[edit | edit source]

Steak & Prank Microwave
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You'll have more time for misbehaving once you start microwaving. And the Steak & Prank Microwave is a real mischief-enabler. Its refurbished magnetron makes cooking steak a breeze, giving you plenty of time to play those puckish pranks you've been putting off.
Game The Sims 3
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §240
Object type(s) Appliance
Size 1x1

Recolorable channels: 1
Required packs: none

The Nanowaver[edit | edit source]

The Nanowaver
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Using state-of-the-art smaller than micro-wave technology, The Nanowaver cooks your food using nano waves. This brand new technology protects against simple microwaving disasters such as exploded food, melted containers, and hot on the inside, cold on the outside potatoes.
Game The Sims 3
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §300
Object type(s) Appliance
Size 1x1

Recolorable channels: 3
Required packs: none

Deluxe Sonarange 2000[edit | edit source]

Deluxe Sonarange 2000
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A mere footnote in kitchen history, the Sonarange line of ovens were meant to rival microwave technology through the means of propelling sound waves rapidly through food—hence the tagline, "Cooking at the speed of sound!" Noise complaints from neighbors led to a short lived presence in the market, and the company was forced to build microwaves to avoid bankruptcy.
Game The Sims 3: Generations
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §215
Object type(s) Appliance
Size 1x1

Recolorable channels: 4
Required packs: The Sims 3: Generations

Presumed Classic Microwave[edit | edit source]

Presumed Classic Microwave
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Does it ever bug you that new things can't look classy enough? The microwave is a relatively new appliance, and thusly has difficulty drumming up the respect that a really old refrigerator might get. Presumed Classics can change all that with their stunning retro design. You'll swear this microwave was made before most people had indoor plumbing!
Game The Sims 3: Supernatural
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §235
Object type(s) Appliance
Size 1x1

Recolorable channels: 1
Required packs: The Sims 3: Supernatural

Molly Mega's Microwave by Corebital Designs[edit | edit source]

Molly Mega's Microwave by Corebital Designs
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In the future, fossil fuels are tightly regulated. Even the kitchen appliances have gone nuclear! Gamma rays seem dangerous, but they can reheat pizza without making it stale.
Game The Sims 3: Into the Future
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §425
Object type(s) Appliance
Size 1x1

Recolorable channels: 4
Required packs: The Sims 3: Into the Future

The Sims 4[edit | edit source]

In The Sims 4, the microwave can be used to prepare a microwave meal, microwave pastry, or oatmeal. Microwaves can now now be used by children.

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