- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 4/2001 on page 0
Microwave Oven Experiments
all about cooking unusual ingredients…
The experiments referred to in this article should be complemented with a stark American-style warning: Don’t Try This at Home! The good news is you don’t need to, because the effects of ‘cooking’ various non-foodstuffs in a microwave oven may be seen on a variety of exciting websites specialised in the subject.A microwave oven may be compared to a powerful RF transmitter. Functionally, the microwave oven employs a transmitter running some 1 kilowatts of RF power at about 2.45 GHz, in an RF-tight ‘cage’, with the purpose of heating foodstuffs. Since experimenting with a microwave oven may be dangerous, we would urge you to stick to the use as outlined in the user’s manual.In spite of this (fairly obvious) warning, we came across quite a few instances of ‘non-recommended use’ of a microwave oven when trailing the Internet.