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Microwave With Dishwasher-Safe Removable Interior Panels

Seems obvious really...
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The modern microwave is a miracle. Borne out of necessity, the cavity magnetron shortened the war and at least partially justified the existence of Birmingham. Now, it inhabits a kitchen gadget so common that it has become utterly mundane. Almost forgotten.

During one of the many periods when I was not thinking about the cavity magnetron I concluded, once again, that microwaves are a bit crap. All clunky, noisy and tinged with the neglect of even those who specified its crushingly derivative form and materials.

Upon opening, the particular workplace microwave under consideration showed the battle scars of many like it. A dull galaxy of mummified food spatter. No one likes cleaning microwaves*, its best delegated, avoided or ignored. It occurred to me that there's absolutely no reason that the totally flat interior sides could be slide-out dishwasher-safe panels. Then you can delegate, avoid or ignore doing that too.

*if you actually must, I recommend a captive razor blade as an invaluable tool for both the painless removal of caked on gunk and blood vessel integrity.

bs0u0155, Jul 11 2017

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       (+) for the option, but, um, they make decent covers that conform to the outside of the turn-plate that make it so that you only have to wipe down the inside of your microwave like every week or so.
I lose serious brownie points when I'm caught not using it.
  

       I think that microwave leakage detection should routinely take place as part of a PAT test.
Ian Tindale, Jul 11 2017
  

       Why ?   

       // partially justified the existence of Birmingham. //   

       That's a pretty bold assertion, have you any facts to back it up ?
8th of 7, Jul 11 2017
  

       If the general populace were introduced to routine ownership and use of accurate and affordable microwave leakage detectors, I'm sure we'd see a lot of microwave ovens accompanying the roadside mattresses and CRT tellies and suchlike, as people discover their microwave ovens are a lot more dangerous than they thought.   

       Although, running at 2.4GHz, the leakage of a badly maintained one probably amounts to no more scary an amount than 2.4GHz bluetooth or 2.4GHz wireless keyboards or 2.4GHz wifi everywhere. Which is scary.
Ian Tindale, Jul 12 2017
  

       So, how many Bluetooth devices would it take to microwave pasta?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 12 2017
  

       Just one.   

       Unless you mean “...to cook...”
pocmloc, Jul 12 2017
  

       The Bluetooth standard defines a whole range of parameters. The physical layer requires a frequency-agile RF PA in the ISM band, and magnetrons are, by virtue of their construction, fixed-frequency.   

       However, a suitable array of magnetrons, coupled to an isotropic radiator, could transmit a Bluetooth signal of quite literally megawatts in power.   

       If the RF was fed through a waveguide into a closed chamber, then [poc]'s statement "Just one." would be correct.
8th of 7, Jul 12 2017
  

       //could transmit a Bluetooth signal of quite literally megawatts in power.//   

       I like it. I particularly like how interference, say by a wandering cat, would only last as long as it takes to boil off a cat-like amount of water.
bs0u0155, Jul 12 2017
  

       0.852 seconds, using a 3kg cat with a starting body temperature of 39.3 C and 1 megawatt continuous-wave magnetron through a horn antenna with an e(a) of 0.55, at a range of 350mm   

       Allegedly.
8th of 7, Jul 12 2017
  

       // magnetrons are, by virtue of their construction, fixed- frequency //   

       Though…
notexactly, Jul 12 2017
  

       //0.852 seconds...//
The way you give all that info, as if from memory...
I'm not sure if I should be disturbed, impressed, or both.
neutrinos_shadow, Jul 12 2017
  

       //The way you give all that info, as if from memory//   

       Don't let 8th fool you. It's not memory, there are carefully prepared quick reference handbooks, lookup tables and decision trees... Probably as a stand in for wallpaper. You simply can't memorize every thread pitch, all the clamping forces or the ignition temperature of ginger fur in a pure chlorine atmosphere.
bs0u0155, Jul 12 2017
  

       Oh yes we can ... the long winter evenings simply fly by.   

       // I'm not sure if I should be disturbed, impressed, or both. //   

       Be afraid. Be VERY afraid. Particularly if you're a cat ...
8th of 7, Jul 13 2017
  

       [+] For everyone, everywhere that has made a mess in a microwave that wasn't theirs.
wjt, Jul 15 2017
  

       Ah yes, the classic "delayed-start egg-in-the-microwave" prank, hilarious right up to the point where the victim commences a violent assault on the perpetrator.
8th of 7, Jul 15 2017
  
      
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