National Microwave Oven Day:
Celebrated on December 6th, every year. This day is to celebrate the importance of microwave oven in our daily life.
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Why Microwave oven Day?
There is no need of any Introduction. We know the importance of microwave oven in our daily life. This day is to explore the working mechanism as well as the evolution, from the origin to what it is now today and to know the hazards of microwave oven if not treated properly since always the prevention is better than cure. Despite inevitable, it is better to know the simple tricks to avoid any hazards.
How we can Celebrate National Microwave oven Day:
Use this hashtag #MicrowaveOvenDay to post about the day. Explore more about the origin of this day since we could not reveal those facts .
Interesting Facts About Microwave oven Day:
A microwave oven is an electrical device, which heats and cooks the food by making it visible to the electromagnetic radiation. A microwave oven has a high-voltage power source, commonly an electronic power converter, a high-voltage capacitor, a microcontroller, a waveguide, a cooking chamber, a stirring fan or turntable and a control panel. It stimulates the polar molecules to rotate the food thereby producing thermal energy that is termed as dielectric heating process.
Percy Spencer, an American engineer invented microwave oven. Perhaps, it was an accidental invention. Percy Spencer when he was an employee of Raytheon, once noticed that the microwave from the radar slowly melts the chocolate that he had had in his shirt pocket. He used the radar technology and invented microwave oven after a series of experiments. Initially, it was named as “Radarange” and first commercially sold during the year 1946.After 10 years, Raytheon, an industrial corporation and U.S defense contractor brought the patent license and produced the first ever microwave ovens for domestic purpose. However, it was very large and heavy and not user friendly.
By 2004, microwave oven had become a common household product not only in the United States but also in the countries like Australia, Canada and France. As of 2013, in India, it is only 5 percent. In Russia and South Africa, it rose to 40 percent. Certain disadvantages of microwave oven are scalding, explosive it treated under high pressure; it could result in hazard if unattended. Dielectric breakdown results in the formation of nitrogen oxides, which is not healthy for human. Direct microwave exposure may results in physical burn. Chemical exposure and Uneven heating.
During the year 1964, Sharp Corporation, a Japanese company launched a turntable microwave oven. Later in around 1967, Amana Corporation introduced countertop microwave oven. Later in 1970, Sharp Corporation launched affordable microwave ovens for residential purpose. From there on, it has become a common household product.
The first food cooked by microwave oven was popcorn.
The spencer’s oven first was tested in a restaurant at Boston after his company’s request for patent license was approved by the United States.
The commercial microwave ovens were sold by Raytheon during 1947 for the cost of $5000.it was approximately 6 feet in height and weighed 340 kilograms.
In 1971, only one percent of the households owned the electric oven in the United States. Due to affordable cost and introduction of some other configurations, it was raised to 25 percent by 1986.1t had a drastic increase since 1997 when 90 percent of the household in the United States owned microwave oven.
History of Microwave oven Day:
The origin of the national microwave oven day is unrevealed within the research.