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December 6, 2013 is Microwave Oven Day

Posted by on Dec. 6, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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December 6, 2013 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, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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Jenn8604
by Bronze Member on Dec. 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM
I'll pass. I use it for reheating not making an actual meal
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goddess99
by Michelle on Dec. 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM

interesting, tfs

brandie1470
by Member on Dec. 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Its microwave day here almost everyday. I love hot pockets lol don't worry I only have a couple pregnant weeks left. Then I have no excuse to nuke my frozen pizza. I will miss them though
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by Mrs. Depp on Dec. 6, 2013 at 5:51 PM

I use mine a few times a week

splatz
by Sarah on Dec. 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

There really is a day for everything! lol

Janet
by Ruby Member on Dec. 7, 2013 at 7:26 PM
I love mine.
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