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"I realized there was a heavy-duty change coming in biology, and I could write a really compelling novel about catastrophic evolution, punctuated equilibrium."
- Greg Bear

Atomic Percolator  
  Make coffee with radiation.  

I can't resist these items.

His meditations were cut short by the return of his friend, who announced that he was feeling much better after a hearty lunch. Relinquishing the controls, Roy suddenly realized that he was even hungrier than he had thought, and betook himself to the miniature saloon for his own lunch. He found that the professor had kindly prepared an appetizing meal for him. An atomic percolator on the table was busily preparing steaming hot coffee for him, and he shouted his thanks through to the professor before he sat down to eat. The meal was piping hot and delicious.
From The Golden Girl of Munan, by Harl Vincent.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1928
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I'll just bet it was "steaming".

Compare to the pocket nucleo-bulb from Foundation by Isaac Asimov.

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