Wow, great history! In 1957 I was five or six years old and we sure didn't have any microwave ovens. I think the first microwave I ever had was in 1974 when I bought my first house, and it didn't "come with one," I had to buy it. Today they're throwaways. My last one that died never failed electrically (Panasonic) but the door latch broke and surely wasn't worth repairing, so it's living happily in parts (brought it to a recycling center for appliances) in various landfills probably. Its replacement cost $179 at Costco. These are now Baofengs. Tom, how did Thermador (or anybody) make a wall oven/microwave like the huge one we have as a built-in? It can go to 550F using the electric heating elements, the interior walls are easy to clean (it has a self-cleaning function that gets much hotter than for cooking and just burns off anything on the interior surfaces turning it to powder you can just wipe away with a sponge), but is also a microwave in the same chamber. How did they pull that off?