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no over rotation, see below
to my knowledge the microwave is the only appliance for changing the temperature of something that, for some reason, rotates
Hence why a microwave that's been on but empty isn't hot inside, unlike a (conventional) oven.
I miss gcse science, please continue
you can't explain that.
Sadly with the microwave pension age going up to 66 and likely to rise soon the strains of the working life often prove too much.
apart from the age thing. rotating a set of golf clubs to show them off
the plate spins so the food is heated evenly by the microwaves. The wavelength of the radio frequency energy in the microwave is 12.24 cm. The RF energy is bouncing back and forth inside the oven, which is called a cavity. Inside the cavity, the waves appear (if you could see them) to stand still, and are called standing waves. Each standing wave has anti-nodes spaced 1/2 wavelength apart, and at those points, the food is cooked. The bad news is that there are also nodes spaced 1/2 wavelength (6.12 cm) apart where the food does not cook. The spinning plate allows all parts of the food to receive the RF energy. Some ovens have fans spinning in the top of the oven where the RF enters, to break up the standing waves. This method is less effective than the spinning plate, but allows the entire cavity to be used for holding food.
parts of the waves don't cook the food. are there up down waves?
on my cock.
by having the walls of the interior of the microwave not running parallel to each other? So that the inside looks like some kind of stealth bomber?
I'm not an expert.
And if it didn't there would be "hot" and "cold" spots.
Interestingly ("interestingly") there were really designs of home microwave ovens which used a rotating microwave source instead. Until someone realized that was a fucking stupid arrangement, given the alternative possibility.
Microwaves don't travel through the food
Looky at what you're going to be eating, doesn't this delicious wave heated plastic dish look appetizing?
and then place the tampon behind some food (like in an m&s advert) to make the food look tempting
And on the front of packets where you see a spoon hovering over the dish with a nice portion on it, they actually build that onto the spoon (you can tell because the underneath and edge of the spoon is clean). I met a food photographer once, it's pretty interesting.
Can stumble around without a blind fucking clue about how all this stuff around them works. It'd be like living in a world where "voodoo"is an acceptable answer for "why".
(obligatory Arthur C. Clarke quote omitted)
Like I'm sure if you asked nearly anyone if you need to pre-heat a microwave they wouldn't hesitate to say "LOL no", but how many would know (or care, I suppose) why.
but yes, i agree a bit. everyone needs to grab that proverbial tampon string and give it a good pull
but this is still good stuff.
i have NO IDEA how it works. there's no spinney thing.
idk though i get really scared when i have to use the microwave and won't ever stand in front of it when it's cooking stuff
I like to think the radiation is leaking all over the place.
Also, it has a magic door, which is pretty much the first thing I show visitors to my house. LOOK at my magic door. Etc. It's by Bosch, in case that means anything? I've never noticed any hot or cold spots down to the lack of rotating.
Also, it has a magic door, did I tell you that? I've opened it significantly more than 3 times.
Or it's fucked. But I reckon it's the former.
In what way is the door magic?
*runs off to check manual* hmmm.
The door, it's sprung and you kind of hover your finger over it and it, oh it doesn't come across well in text. Put it this way- somewhere, sone germans are having a right good bellylaugh at these silly british people who are smitten by their silly magic doors on their non-rotating microwaves.
if it's spinning.
why, if you open the door mid cycle and then close it again, does the rotation change direction?
Seriously worried now.