ok, but with the budgets today, many people can't afford a $1749 microwave
when they can buy one at Walmart, K-Mart, or somewhere else for $79.
Not to make you angry or anything, but I'm wondering how long has it
been since you worked in a lab? Histo's budget is the first one cut in the
lab because we are not essential.
I can't count how many times I fought and fought for my budgets.
If I tried to justify a $1749 microwave for special stains, HIER or
whatever, I would have been laughed out the manager's office.
Just my 4 cents.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil McArdle"
To: "Kathleen Boozer"
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Microwaves VENDOR RESPONSE
> Again, a microwave vendor weighs in (so far I haven't received any
> flames), so read at your own risk. :-)
> At the risk of sounding overly and overtly commercial, after reading post
> after post of $30,000+ and $18,000 and similarly high figures for lab
> microwaves, I really feel the need to set the record straight. Depending
> on the usage requirements, we have laboratory microwaves as low as $1749
> for a "bare bones" model for simple operations, to mid-priced units, to
> under $11,000 for a vacuum equipped microwave processor capable of the +/-
> 0.5 degree C temperature control necessary for tissue processing.
> (I can feel the heat already!)
> There are many compelling reasons to replace a kitchen microwave with a
> lab model; feel free to download, read, and even share with colleagues our
> Microwave Companion at
> Best regards, and see you at NSH,
> Phil McArdle
> Phil McArdle
> Microwave Product Manager
> Energy Beam Sciences, Inc.
> 29-B Kripes Rd.
> East Granby, CT 06026
> Tel: 800.992.9037 x 341
> Mobile: 860.597.6796
> Fax: 860.653.0422
> Kathleen Boozer wrote:
>> What is the best microwave for a small lab using it only for heating
>> Bouin's and Silver Nitrate for special stains? I just can't believe I
>> would have to spend $30,000+ or slow down and use a waterbath.
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