Re: Kitchen stove and microwave tend to lose power even when no storms are in the are
I take it all of these appliances are on the same circuit?
It sounds to me like a loose connection. You'll need to check all of the connections on that circuit, from the breaker panel (both the hot/black wire attached to the breaker and the neutral/white wire attached to the busbar) to every light switch, receptacle, and junction box on that circuit.
The loose connection could be a loose screw on the side of a "daisy-chained" receptacle. It's common for electricians to bring a wire into a box, attach it directly to the receptacle, then attach another wire to the receptacle to continue to the next receptacle, and so on. A loose screw on a single receptacle can affect every receptacle and light downstream. That's why I recommend connecting the wires using wire nuts and running a jumper from the wire nut to the receptacle.
Another possibility similar to the previous paragraph is that instead of using the screws, the electrician used the "backstab" connections that depend on spring pressure from an internal tab to make the connection. There are a lot of people and electricians that don't trust these connections.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.