Food that is prepared specifically for use in a microwave (high-frequency) oven. (Read
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|"The abiity to cook with the use of radio waves (microwaves) was known for years prior to the invention of the microwave oven. That sites that used high and ultra frequency radio arrays for communications would find birds literally cooked on the ground. Subsequent studies found that when the birds attempted to cross the radio signals paths, they were cooked in matter of minutes.
It just took a while for the technology to contain the radiowaves in a safe invironment for the home.
(Marvin Watts 4/16/2005 9:38:31 AM )
|"I'm pretty sure I read the word "radar-range" in an SF novel sometime; but it possibly might have been after Amana registered the name. I don't recall the author or story."|
(chuck 4/28/2005 12:02:39 PM )
|"Kurt Vonnegut refers to average citizens cooking with "radar ranges" in his 1952 novel "Player Piano". The device cooks prepackaged frozen meals in seconds. At first I thought the Amana microwave borrowed its name from this work - odd since the novel does not present a rosy picture of progress - but further research revealed that the name "Radarrange" was in use as early as 1947. "|
(Doug 4/28/2007 6:40:11 AM )
|"Jeez, talk about a failure to google properly... thanks for writing. Fixed."|
(Bill Christensen 4/28/2007 9:41:50 PM )
|"Hey I Am Doing A Project In Catering On Microwavable Foods...What Is The Best Brand And Why?
(Sandon Hs 6/17/2008 5:35:15 AM )
|"Swanson dinners still had the aluminum trays a decade after microwave ovens became standard equipment in American homes. I remember emptying the contents onto a dinner plate, covering with waxed paper, microwaving for half the alloted time, rotating the plate 90°, and then microwaving for the other half of the time period.
Heinlein also used the term "short wave" for a microwave oven, and described how Bill Lermer made dinner in the beginning of Farmer in the Sky."|
(Bill in Houston 4/8/2009 1:14:12 PM )
|"In Heinlein's 1970 novel "I Will Fear No Evil" Eunice Branca
offers to "flash" a frozen pizza for her husband. Idea is some very fast cooking method which will bring a meal from freezer to table in minutes. Sounds like a microwave to me."|
( 3/15/2011 6:06:50 AM )
|"Although at this very moment my own microwave is beeping once per minute to remind me that my Marie Callander's spagetti is done, I must admit that the old-fasioned Swanson aluminum-tray TV dinners that had to bake in a conventional oven offered superior texture than today's nuked dinners; they also offered better quality portions - the majority of today's nukable dinners cut a lot of corners with regard to quality and portion size."|
(Joe 2/15/2012 6:35:45 PM )
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