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Heat-activated Microwaveable Meal Food Stirrer

No more 'remove tray, remove film, stir, recover, nuke for another 3 minutes...'
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How many times has this happened to you? Wanting to get back your heated arguement over halfbakery posts as to whether the fishbowl rolls or not, during your few minutes of lunchbreak, you walk away from babysitting the office microwave during the first 3 minutes of its heating cycle, only to come back 3.5 minutes later and discover that someone has removed your meal before you could stir it and complete the latter half of the prep instructions. And this says nothing of the mess left in the microwave by the onslaught of opened wrappings required by the Soup Nazis that designed the meal heating procedure.

Grr....

This little microwave-safe device ships inside your easy- prep meal, and includes a clockwork catch and plastic spring system that releases its stored potential upon heating, stirring your turkey tetrazzini without the rest of the agony. Simply pop it in, leave it in.

RayfordSteele, Oct 18 2012

Maybe tinker with your microwave to add a rotating magnetic field? http://en.wikipedia...ki/Magnetic_stirrer
[DrCurry, Oct 22 2012]

Alternatively, stick the stirrer to the roof of the microwave, and let the spinning platter take care of the stirred http://www.gadgetre...rowave-stirrer.html
[DrCurry, Oct 22 2012]

Going back to the magnetic stirrer, someone's tried it with the microwave: http://www.sciencel.../21761/60-370400000
[DrCurry, Oct 22 2012]

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       As a simpler solution, why not include a memory- metal coil inside each microwave meal? As the food got hotter, the coil would progressively unwind and then, cunningly, would coil in the opposite direction. In so doing so, it would stir the contents.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 21 2012
  

       <mp warning>may contain traces of spring</mpw>
bigsleep, Oct 21 2012
  

       The question is why microwave ovens heat unevenly. It would be interesting to have some sort of solid which would change color on microwaving, to see what pattern the microwaves make. I have heard that if one attempts to microwave a cockroach, it will move to an oven area free from microwaves.   

       One would this that the solution would be to have the microwave emitter on some sort of oscilator to move around. Or some sort of crazy rotating tray built right into the microwave.
bungston, Oct 21 2012
  

       //I have heard that if one attempts to microwave a cockroach, it will move to an oven area free from microwaves.//   

       It depends. If the cockroach is less than centimetre or two long, it will usually find a low point and sit there (or run around the rotating platter to remain there). Larger cockroaches (or, indeed, cats) will try this approach but only for a short time.   

       If it's a Manhattan cockroach, it will just jam a switchblade into the magnetron, kick the door out, and then explain to you the error of your ways.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 21 2012
  

       //cats... will try (to avoid microwaves) but only for a short time.//   

       I'm going to pretend I didn't read that no matter how many borg are driven to gales of joyous laughter.
Voice, Oct 22 2012
  
      
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