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mi·crowave oven

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. microwave, microwave ovennoun

    kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food

Wiktionary

  1. microwave ovennoun

    An appliance for cooking food using microwave energy.

Wikipedia

  1. Microwave oven

    A microwave oven (commonly referred to as a microwave) is an electric oven that heats and cooks food by exposing it to electromagnetic radiation in the microwave frequency range. This induces polar molecules in the food to rotate and produce thermal energy in a process known as dielectric heating. Microwave ovens heat foods quickly and efficiently because excitation is fairly uniform in the outer 25–38 mm (1–1.5 inches) of a homogeneous, high water content food item. The development of the cavity magnetron made possible the production of electromagnetic waves of a small enough wavelength (microwaves). American engineer Percy Spencer is generally credited with inventing the modern microwave oven after World War II from radar technology developed during the war. Named the "Radarange", it was first sold in 1946. Raytheon later licensed its patents for a home-use microwave oven that was first introduced by Tappan in 1955, but these units were still too large and expensive for general home use. Sharp Corporation introduced the first microwave oven with a turntable between 1964 and 1966. The countertop microwave oven was first introduced in 1967 by the Amana Corporation. After Sharp introduced low-cost microwave ovens affordable for residential use in the late 1970s, their use spread into commercial and residential kitchens around the world. In addition to their use in cooking food, microwave ovens are used for heating in many industrial processes. Microwave ovens are a common kitchen appliance and are popular for reheating previously cooked foods and cooking a variety of foods. They are also useful for rapid heating of otherwise slowly prepared foodstuffs, which can easily burn or turn lumpy when cooked in conventional pans, such as hot butter, fats, chocolate or porridge. Unlike conventional ovens, microwave ovens usually do not directly brown or caramelize food, since they rarely attain the necessary temperatures to produce Maillard reactions. Exceptions occur in rare cases where the oven is used to heat frying-oil and other very oily items (such as bacon), which attain far higher temperatures than that of boiling water. Microwave ovens have limited roles in professional cooking, because the boiling-range temperatures of a microwave will not produce the flavorful chemical reactions that frying, browning, or baking at a higher temperature will. However, additional heat sources can be added to microwave ovens.

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  1. microwave oven

    A microwave oven is a type of electric oven that heats and cooks food by exposing it to electromagnetic radiation in the microwave frequency range. This induces polar molecules in the food to rotate and produce thermal energy in a process known as dielectric heating. It is commonly used for quick heating of otherwise slowly prepared foodstuffs, which can easily burn or turn lumpy if cooked in conventional pans, such as cocoa, butter, and chocolate.

Wikidata

  1. Microwave oven

    A microwave oven, often colloquially shortened to microwave, is a kitchen appliance that heats food by bombarding it with electromagnetic radiation in the microwave spectrum causing polarized molecules in the food to rotate and build up thermal energy in a process known as dielectric heating. Microwave ovens heat foods quickly and efficiently because excitation is fairly uniform in the outer 25–38 mm of a dense food item; food is more evenly heated throughout than generally occurs in other cooking techniques. Percy Spencer invented the first microwave oven after World War II from radar technology developed during the war. Named the "Radarange", it was first sold in 1947. Raytheon later licensed its patents for a home-use microwave oven that was first introduced by Tappan in 1955, but these units were still too large and expensive for general home use. The countertop microwave oven was first introduced in 1967 by the Amana Corporation, which was acquired in 1965 by Raytheon. Microwave ovens are popular for reheating previously cooked foods and cooking vegetables. They are also useful for rapid heating of otherwise slowly prepared cooking items, such as hot butter, fats, and chocolate. Unlike conventional ovens, microwave ovens usually do not directly brown or caramelize food, since they rarely attain the necessary temperatures to produce Maillard reactions. Exceptions occur in rare cases where the oven is used to heat frying-oil and other very oily items, which attain far higher temperatures than that of boiling water. The boiling-range temperatures produced in high-water-content foods give microwave ovens a limited role in professional cooking, since it usually makes them unsuitable for achievement of culinary effects where the flavors produced by the higher temperatures of frying, browning, or baking are needed. However, additional kinds of heat sources can be added to microwave packaging, or into combination microwave ovens, to produce these other heating effects, and microwave heating may cut the overall time needed to prepare such dishes. Some modern microwave ovens may be part of an over-the-range unit with built-in extractor hoods.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of microwave oven in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of microwave oven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of microwave oven in a Sentence

  1. Johnny Wowk:

    Microwave Oven - When you zap, your food turns to crap. -Johnny The Walker

  2. Maria Caudillo:

    So many commuters bring food with them on public transport, but have to wait until they reach a place with a microwave oven if they want a hot meal.

  3. Mitch Hedberg:

    I don't have a microwave oven but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks shit.

  4. Maria Caudillo:

    We came up with the idea while riding the Mexico City subway, so many commuters bring food with them on public transport, but have to wait until they reach a place with a microwave oven if they want a hot meal.


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  • ميكروويف, فرن ميكروويف, فرن كهرومغناطيسيArabic
  • forn de microonesCatalan, Valencian
  • mikrovlnka, mikrovlnná troubaCzech
  • popty microdon, popty ping, popty meicrodonWelsh
  • mikrobølgeDanish
  • Mikrowellenofen, Mikrowelle, MikrowellenherdGerman
  • φούρνος μικροκυμάτωνGreek
  • horno de microondasSpanish
  • تندپزPersian
  • mikroaaltouuniFinnish
  • micro-ondes, four micro-ondes, four à micro-ondesFrench
  • oigheann micreathonnachIrish
  • àmhainn meanbh-thonnachScottish Gaelic
  • מיקרוגלHebrew
  • mikrohullámú sütő, mikróHungarian
  • örbylgjuofnIcelandic
  • forno a microonde, microondeItalian
  • 電子レンジ, チン, 電子レンジオーブンJapanese
  • მიკროტალღური ღუმელიGeorgian
  • umu tiraMāori
  • микробра́нова пе́чка, микробра́новаMacedonian
  • ketuhar gelombang mikroMalay
  • magnetronoven, microgolfoven, magnetron, microgolfDutch
  • bee naʼniildóhóNavajo, Navaho
  • kuchenka mikrofalowa, mikrofalówkaPolish
  • forno de microondasPortuguese
  • cuptor cu microundeRomanian
  • микроволно́вка, микроволно́вая печьRussian
  • mikrovågsugn, mikroSwedish

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