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Appliance Placement For Modern Times by Nancy Thomas Over the past century homemakers' lives have gone through many changes. Efficient and time-saving appliances, and packaged foods, freed homemakers from tasks which had consumed most of their time. Many homemakers found themselves mass producing food, clothing, and other goods in factories rather than working at home. Today, more than 60 percent of women work outside the home. Daily cooking has been replaced by "heating up" left-overs, packaged foods, or deli take-outs. Sales of take-out foods is expected to skyrocket to $7 billion by 1990. For those who have adopted this new concept in cooking, the microwave has become essential. Rarely found in homes only fifteen years ago, the microwave is now sometimes being specified in duplicate for