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(TreeHugger)   Happy 50th birthday to the home microwave. Hot Pockets salutes you   ( treehugger.com) divider line
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2017-04-19 04:03:35 AM  
My parents had one of the first "Microwave" stoves back in 1977, The wattage was so low, it took 15 minutes to cook a frozen homemade pizza. (It took 45 minutes to cook with normal stove) No one knew what kind of health effects were going to be prevalent so those suckers were REALLY shielded.
 
2017-04-19 04:10:41 AM  
And just 50 years later, Obama is using them to tapp all our kitchens.

Now that's what I call progress!
 
2017-04-19 05:11:54 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: My parents had one of the first "Microwave" stoves back in 1977, The wattage was so low, it took 15 minutes to cook a frozen homemade pizza. (It took 45 minutes to cook with normal stove) No one knew what kind of health effects were going to be prevalent so those suckers were REALLY shielded.


My grandparents have one older than that. It's about the same size as the oven in my kitchen.
 
2017-04-19 05:29:11 AM  
I was given a RadarRange that I donated.   It was in great shape, but fark me it was heavy.
 
2017-04-19 05:30:43 AM  
I sorta wish I could have kept it just to try out. Then again...
 
2017-04-19 05:40:34 AM  
In 77-78 or so they got one at the bar I hung out at.  Old timey bartender Eddie would boil a cup of water in amazement every time a new regular walked in.  That's pretty much the only thing it was ever used for.

RIP Mr. Kaminski, you made a good ratburger.
 
2017-04-19 06:33:14 AM  

offacue: In 77-78 or so they got one at the bar I hung out at.  Old timey bartender Eddie would boil a cup of water in amazement every time a new regular walked in.  That's pretty much the only thing it was ever used for.


That's about the only thing they should be used for.

Microwaves heat water, that's all they do. They don't cook food, they heat water. The more moisture or water content in your food, the better it will heat in the microwave. So soups and greasy dishes like lasagna are great. Bread, not so much (it just dehydrates it).
 
2017-04-19 06:50:08 AM  
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2017-04-19 06:50:45 AM  

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Ok, it looked fine in the preview...
 
2017-04-19 06:54:04 AM  
NSFW:

Joe Cartoon - Gerbil in a Microwave
Youtube nn4fq3ZfWG4


/oblig
 
2017-04-19 07:18:17 AM  
The NSA is in your microwave.
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-19 07:20:06 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: And just 50 years later, Obama is using them to tapp all our kitchens.

Now that's what I call progress!


OMG yer teh funny :)
 
2017-04-19 07:39:42 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-19 07:57:38 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: My parents had one of the first "Microwave" stoves back in 1977, The wattage was so low, it took 15 minutes to cook a frozen homemade pizza. (It took 45 minutes to cook with normal stove) No one knew what kind of health effects were going to be prevalent so those suckers were REALLY shielded.


A. It takes less than 10 mins to cook a pizza in an oven
B. Why would you freeze a homade pizza?
 
2017-04-19 07:58:04 AM  

Ishkur: offacue: In 77-78 or so they got one at the bar I hung out at.  Old timey bartender Eddie would boil a cup of water in amazement every time a new regular walked in.  That's pretty much the only thing it was ever used for.

That's about the only thing they should be used for.

Microwaves heat water, that's all they do. They don't cook food, they heat water. The more moisture or water content in your food, the better it will heat in the microwave. So soups and greasy dishes like lasagna are great. Bread, not so much (it just dehydrates it).


IDK. 30 seconds in the microwave makes a stiff tortilla floppy again.
 
2017-04-19 08:02:16 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Ishkur: offacue: In 77-78 or so they got one at the bar I hung out at.  Old timey bartender Eddie would boil a cup of water in amazement every time a new regular walked in.  That's pretty much the only thing it was ever used for.

That's about the only thing they should be used for.

Microwaves heat water, that's all they do. They don't cook food, they heat water. The more moisture or water content in your food, the better it will heat in the microwave. So soups and greasy dishes like lasagna are great. Bread, not so much (it just dehydrates it).

IDK. 30 seconds in the microwave makes a stiff tortilla floppy again.


Most food has some water in it. I bet he claims to not own a tv ,too.
 
2017-04-19 08:06:03 AM  
To celebrate, everyone gets this free microwave upgrade kit!  What?  No, that's not a lens.  Of course it has an antenna, that's for your free software upgrades.  Where are you going?
 
2017-04-19 08:35:53 AM  

rikkards_alt: [images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 182x268]


I love awful D-level horror films and that is on the list of the worst I have ever seen.

On a related note - my fiancee slams the microwave door every time she uses it.  I used to tell her that doing that will wear out the door switches faster - but I figure it's easier for me to let them fail and replace them instead of continuing on my current path.

/learning every day
 
2017-04-19 08:36:59 AM  
I like microwave ovens so much that I have two of them. My older one was kind of small and low power so I got a bigger one and set one on top of the other for some reason. I've been using the older one as a timer,
 
2017-04-19 08:40:12 AM  
Burritos subby Burritos 
Encino Man - Wheez the Juice
Youtube h1hEKqZz-OY
 
2017-04-19 09:11:09 AM  
I remember our first microwave, we tried to bake a cake in it.  It was even marketed for making in the microwave.  It was the saddest monstrosity of cake I'd ever seen before or since.
 
2017-04-19 09:27:42 AM  

Ambivalence: I remember our first microwave, we tried to bake a cake in it.  It was even marketed for making in the microwave.  It was the saddest monstrosity of cake I'd ever seen before or since.


We did the same thing, texture of fiberglass.
 
2017-04-19 09:35:23 AM  
Wish I could've found a better clip...
Blast from the Past 1999 - Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone
Youtube -SpxE3mPNTc
 
2017-04-19 09:48:24 AM  

mainsail: Ambivalence: I remember our first microwave, we tried to bake a cake in it.  It was even marketed for making in the microwave.  It was the saddest monstrosity of cake I'd ever seen before or since.

We did the same thing, texture of fiberglass.


I remember it was crunchy in some places and gooey in others.  And it was cooked in a box with some kind of plastic island in the middle to keep the thickness uniform.

But hey, chocolate cake.  Still ate it. LOL!
 
2017-04-19 10:11:47 AM  

Ambivalence: mainsail: Ambivalence: I remember our first microwave, we tried to bake a cake in it.  It was even marketed for making in the microwave.  It was the saddest monstrosity of cake I'd ever seen before or since.

We did the same thing, texture of fiberglass.

I remember it was crunchy in some places and gooey in others.  And it was cooked in a box with some kind of plastic island in the middle to keep the thickness uniform.

But hey, chocolate cake.  Still ate it. LOL!


that wasn't a microwave that was your easy bake oven ;-)
 
2017-04-19 10:58:22 AM  
After we got our first microwave one of my aunts came to visit, and she wouldn't let us microwave her baby's bottle because the microwave would make it "radioactive".

Not how any of this works.gif
 
2017-04-19 11:05:26 AM  

Gleeman: After we got our first microwave one of my aunts came to visit, and she wouldn't let us microwave her baby's bottle because the microwave would make it "radioactive".

Not how any of this works.gif


Wasn't that one of the big concerns being spread around at the time, also got to wonder who would benefit from spreading that idea.
 
2017-04-19 11:45:20 AM  
I purchased my first microwave in 1975, it weighed about 80 lbs and cost half as much as my car. Used it for almost 20 years. Just got a Panasonic Inverter unit. Major improvement!
 
2017-04-19 12:36:37 PM  

natazha: I purchased my first microwave in 1975, it weighed about 80 lbs and cost half as much as my car. Used it for almost 20 years. Just got a Panasonic Inverter unit. Major improvement!


My dad used a Cray-1 to help design part of the Space Shutlle. That was the fastest computer avavailabe back then.
 
2017-04-19 01:23:51 PM  
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2017-04-19 03:59:45 PM  
www.takepart.comDon't put metal in the science oven.
 
2017-04-19 04:09:00 PM  

Warrior Kermit: Gleeman: After we got our first microwave one of my aunts came to visit, and she wouldn't let us microwave her baby's bottle because the microwave would make it "radioactive".

Not how any of this works.gif

Wasn't that one of the big concerns being spread around at the time, also got to wonder who would benefit from spreading that idea.


Stupid people that thought it would make them look intelligent?
 
2017-04-19 04:10:04 PM  

cyberspacedout: [www.takepart.com image 640x427]Don't put metal in the science oven.


Who is that in the picture?

Asking for a friend.
 
2017-04-19 04:39:17 PM  

Kinan: cyberspacedout: [www.takepart.com image 640x427]Don't put metal in the science oven.

Who is that in the picture?

Asking for a friend.


Jennifer Lawrence, as a blonde, in the 2013 movie American Hustle. It's also got Amy Adams, and is worth seeing for more than those two reasons.
 
2017-04-19 07:40:41 PM  
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