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December 6, 2012 is Microwave Oven Day

Posted by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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December 6, 2012 is

Microwave Oven Day

Today is Microwave Oven Day! In 1942, a man named Dr. Percy Spencer was testing the magnetron and discovered that the candy bar in his pocket had melted. He conducted a series of tests and concluded that microwave energy caused food to cook much faster than the heat from a conventional oven. The first microwave oven (which was called the “Radarange”) made its debut in the late 1940s. It stood over six feet tall and weighed over 700 pounds!

Today, over 90% of American households own a microwave oven. In fact, there is an entire food industry based on this one appliance. Just think of everything you can cook in the microwave—frozen meals, leftovers, popcorn, “mug brownies,” and much more.

To celebrate Microwave Oven Day, pick up your favorite microwaveable meal for dinner tonight! Bon appétit!

by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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jbirdsladie27
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:50 AM
I love mine!!!!
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Janet
by Ruby Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 12:14 PM

 Interesting

toybar02
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:24 AM
every day is microwave day for me lol, im always using my microwave to heat something up
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