I've been making tea in the microwave since the 80s, which apparently brands me as an American. Back then, the British would heat a kettle on the stove. Now they all have electric kettles, so what's the difference? Hot water is hot water, and a microwave uses less electricity to heat it. But every culture has a right way and a wrong way to do things. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.