Microwavable Food

Food that is prepared specifically for use in a microwave (high-frequency) oven. (Read the full article)

"The abiity to cook with the use of radio waves (microwaves) was known for years prior to the invention of the microwave oven. That sites that used high and ultra frequency radio arrays for communications would find birds literally cooked on the ground. Subsequent studies found that when the birds attempted to cross the radio signals paths, they were cooked in matter of minutes. It just took a while for the technology to contain the radiowaves in a safe invironment for the home. "
(Marvin Watts 4/16/2005 9:38:31 AM )
"I'm pretty sure I read the word "radar-range" in an SF novel sometime; but it possibly might have been after Amana registered the name. I don't recall the author or story."
(chuck 4/28/2005 12:02:39 PM )
"Kurt Vonnegut refers to average citizens cooking with "radar ranges" in his 1952 novel "Player Piano". The device cooks prepackaged frozen meals in seconds. At first I thought the Amana microwave borrowed its name from this work - odd since the novel does not present a rosy picture of progress - but further research revealed that the name "Radarrange" was in use as early as 1947. "
(Doug 4/28/2007 6:40:11 AM )
"Jeez, talk about a failure to google properly... thanks for writing. Fixed."
(Bill Christensen 4/28/2007 9:41:50 PM )
"Hey I Am Doing A Project In Catering On Microwavable Foods...What Is The Best Brand And Why? Hit Back"
(Sandon Hs 6/17/2008 5:35:15 AM )
"Swanson dinners still had the aluminum trays a decade after microwave ovens became standard equipment in American homes. I remember emptying the contents onto a dinner plate, covering with waxed paper, microwaving for half the alloted time, rotating the plate 90, and then microwaving for the other half of the time period. Heinlein also used the term "short wave" for a microwave oven, and described how Bill Lermer made dinner in the beginning of Farmer in the Sky."
(Bill in Houston 4/8/2009 1:14:12 PM )
"In Heinlein's 1970 novel "I Will Fear No Evil" Eunice Branca offers to "flash" a frozen pizza for her husband. Idea is some very fast cooking method which will bring a meal from freezer to table in minutes. Sounds like a microwave to me."
( 3/15/2011 6:06:50 AM )
"Although at this very moment my own microwave is beeping once per minute to remind me that my Marie Callander's spagetti is done, I must admit that the old-fasioned Swanson aluminum-tray TV dinners that had to bake in a conventional oven offered superior texture than today's nuked dinners; they also offered better quality portions - the majority of today's nukable dinners cut a lot of corners with regard to quality and portion size."
(Joe 2/15/2012 6:35:45 PM )

More info on Microwavable Food

Leave a comment:

Tediously, spammers have returned. So, send me your comments to bill at the site name (be sure to mention the page) and I'll post them. Thanks!




Current News Articles

Shanghai Guidelines For Humanoid Robots
'Now, look, let's start with the three fundamental Rules of Robotics...'

Desktop TARS Robot From Interstellar
What's YOUR sarcasm setting?

Robots Can Now Have Smiling Faces With Human Skin
'I am a cybernetic organism...'

Virtual Rat Predicts Actual Rat Neural Activity
'..the synthetic intellects at the Place of Knowledge had far outstripped the minds of men.'

GoSun EV Solar Charger Drapes Onto Your Car
'...six square yards of sunpower screens.'

Rizon 4 Ironing Robot
'But after washing and drying clothes had to be smooth - free from fine lines and wrinkles ...'

Cognify - A Prison Of The Mind We've Seen Before In SF
'So I serve a hundred years in one day...'

Robot With Human Brain Organoid - 'A Thrilling Story Of Mechanistic Progress'
'A human brain snugly encased in a transparent skull-shaped receptacle.'

Goodness Gracious Me! Google Tries Face Recognition Security
'The actuating mechanism that should have operated by the imprint of her image on the telephoto cell...'

With Mycotecture, We'll Just Grow The Space Habitats We Need
'The only real cost was in the plastic balloon that guided the growth of the coral and enclosed the coral's special air-borne food.'

Can A Swarm Of Deadly Drones Take Out An Aircraft Carrier?
'The border was defended by... a swarm of quasi-independent aerostats.'

WiFi and AI Team Up To See Through Walls
'The pitiless M rays pierced Earth and steel and densest concrete as if they were so much transparent glass...'

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.