microwave transformers

Hi all

I have got a couple of 2.5kV (unloaded) microwave oven transformers lying about
and I am keen to rig them up as a decent TC supply. I was running through some
of the old postings and found that someone had recommended connecting these
up using a Cockroft-Walton doubler. Is there any way that I can avoid this
and still get decent results with minimal agro?

(I am hoping to get my hands on a couple more fairly soon).

Phil Mason