beep, beep, beep. dinner's ready!
i can't begin to say how much i love and appreciate my microwave oven.
it's one of those things that never lets me down. it rewarms my coffee in an instant, melts butter and chocolate for me, reheats my meals and performs other non foodie things like melting wax out of candle stick holders.
i have certain friends though who won't touch food that is microwaved because they have beliefs that it makes things taste "funny" or it degrades food in harmful ways. i don't know whether or not i believe it. i don't know if i even really care. i do know i can't live without this convenience in my life.
two cool [short] articles are the history of the microwave oven and how microwave cooking actually works. did you know microwaves are actually radio waves and it was invented by chance in 1946?!? not so new, after all. check out the twisted history of the microwave, too.
a funny story: i know someone who went out and bought a big *ssed, state of the art, sexy stainless steel microwave. big cash item. guess what she uses it for? to boil water for instant coffee! gasp. better yet — after she found out the water could potentially [combust] explode and cause third degree burns [phenomenon called superheating], she doesn't use it anymore. now it's a decoration.
do you use your microwave? do you have one? love them? hate them? boil water in yours?
crazy things people do with their microwaves! doing these things are at your own risk [or should i say peril?]. more experiments here and here.