That's what Brendan was trying to heat up.
Not that we could tell, since what we found was a pile of ashes.
And all that "goo"?
Melted plastic from the top of the microwave itself.
You would think that when they design an appliance, it would have some kind of turn off safety device for when internal pieces catch on fire and melt, but hey, what do I know.
Thanks to Facebook my status of "craigslistin' for a microwave," some friends of ours from church offered their old one that had been sitting out in their garage.
I love free.
And it was black...not that I would complain if it wasn't - ya know -being FREE and all, but the new guy would actually match his black oven friend below.
A piece of $2 particle board would take care of that, once I cut it down....using the old microwave as a sawhorse.......which didn't turn out to be my best plan ever, given that I didn't use a clamp and the wood shifted while I cut it.
Just a little circular saw through metal.
Guess this old guy won't be turned into a "redneck planter" after all (that was for you, Brandi).
Yeah, I still need to get some paint that matches the cabinets so that I can paint out the raw wood, maybe add some trim...