Yes, instant Cream of Wheat can be cooked in the microwave. I use a cup add the milk and it only takes 2 minutes to cook and there is no clean up. I have a stool but it is not adjustable. It is a little tall for me and I feel like I am going to slide off of it when I sit on it so I rarely use it. There is also instant grits and oatmeal which is very good.I think Instant Cream of Wheat can also be made in the microwave. Check the instructions. I've always used water to make Cream of Wheat, adding a little milk just before eating. Would an adjustable stool be helpful when you use the stove? Instead of standing you could sit.