Ohio State

By Janet Pinkerton Some of us remember making fudge or melting nacho cheese on the dorm radiator. Luckily, thanks to compact, affordable appliances, there are better ways for students to survive dorm living. Last year saw the advent of the compact microwave oven: first GE Appliances' Mike and later Samsung's "Junior" microwave oven. GE Appliances' Mike, featuring a 0.3-cubic-foot cooking capacity and 500 watts of cooking power, weighed only 29 pounds and stood 13 inches tall, 11 inches wide. But after a mid-1998 introduction, GE discontinued retail distribution and now sells Mike only through the GE Answer Center at (800) 626-2000 for $89.99 plus $10 shipping and

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