Most accomplished cooks hate microwave ovens, and in fact any chef worth their salt would probably refuse to have one of the wretched things anywhere near their kitchen.
I beg to differ. A microwave is NOT an oven, for a start. It is a tool. A tool which vibrates water molecules in order to generate heat within the food. This useful tool has many uses within the vegetable world in particular, as most vegetables have a high water content.
Potato recipe to follow