Wed Dec 6th

National Microwave Oven Day

National Microwave Oven Day, December 6th, honors one appliance that changed how we use the kitchen.

Percy Spencer, a self-taught American engineer, discovered a way to heat food safely with microwaves, rather by chance. He noticed a melting chocolate bar in his pocket while working with an active radar in 1945. The high-powered microwave beams created a heating effect that was suitable for cooking. Spencer purposefully tried to cook popcorn with the microwaves. He tried cooking an egg the next time. Both the popcorn and the egg had dramatic results. Unlike the egg, the popcorn was a hit, but not the egg. The egg exploded in his fellow engineer's face. However, we can also fry eggs in microwave ovens. Try poaching one.

Spencer, a Raytheon employee, continued to experiment with new ways of heating food safely with microwaves.

  • On October 8th, 1945, Raytheon lodged a United States patent application for Spencer's microwave cooking process
  • Raytheon created the first commercially available microwave oven in 1947. It was called the "Radarange" in the old English word
  • An estimated 90 percent of households in the United States have a microwave

#microwaveovenday is the most popular day of #microwaveovenday, according to the presenter

More than popcorn can be cooked in the microwave oven. Use this holiday to explore the many uses of the microwave oven. We've just a few tips to get you off, but we've also encouraged you to share your favorites!

  • Make crispy bacon (and you won't be burned either) and you won't be burned either) (and you won't be burned either)!
  • For all the holiday dipping, melt chocolate for all the holiday dipping
  • For achy muscles, heat rice, flax, or bean-filled hot pads
  • steam vegetables
  • soften brown sugar
  • dry herbs
  • Jars are loosened with labels that loosen labels

Clean your microwave before trying these tips out. Steam a wet cloth on high for a minute and then let it stand for another minute. Any build-up will be stifled by the steam. To remove any greasy splatter, use hot soapy water. Then, wipe your microwave down with a little hot soapy water.

To post on social media, use the hashtag #MicrowaveOvenDay.

Microwave FAQ

Q. What cannot be put into a microwave?

A. The microwave is a handy kitchen appliance to have around, but it does have its limitations. The following are items that should never be put in a microwave:: This is something that should never be put in a microwave.

  • Foil, metal, and foil are among the foils
  • Single-use plastics
  • China
  • Some ceramics

Q. When was Percy Spencer inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame? Percy Spencer was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1999.

Q. Can I cook a whole egg in the shell in the microwave?

A. No. A. No. A. No. Percy Spencer's egg will explode in 1945 like Percy Spencer's in 1945. In the microwave, eggs can be scrambled and poached.

Q. Did Percy Spencer patent the microwave technology?

A. Yes. Yes. Raytheon Manufacturing Co. received patent no. US2495429A for "Method of treating foodstuffs." Percy L. Spencer is the inventor of Percy L. Spencer, the patent names Percy L. Spencer as the creator.