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Carnival Microwave

No need to stir
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Due to circumstances, my microwave sits on a slant. While heating soup I noticed that the soup was "stirring" itself as the carousel tray rotated. Thinking back to carnival days as a child... <link>

Using same mechanism as the Trabant, move the entire tray to slosh wet contents to heat and stir.

Klaatu, Feb 02 2013

Trabant http://youtu.be/H39LTAeq9Is
[Klaatu, Feb 02 2013]

Trabant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant
[MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 02 2013]

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       Oh, I see. I thought this was an idea to cook food using the engine from the East German automobile, but then I realized that there was no way that engine would be powerful enough to warm anything to more than a few degrees above room temperature.
ytk, Feb 02 2013
  

       Regarding the titular "Mucrowave", does this idea have something to do with the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet or lost technology from the lost continent of Mu that is not readily apparent to the average layman, like me?   

       Otherwise, I think the trabant stirring system is an interesting innovation. I wonder though, if the carousel plate is mounted on an internally installed trabant, will the effectiveness of the microwaves be compromised as the focal point continues to oscillate in 3 dimensions? Conversely, if the entire microwave cabinet is mounted on an external trabant will this be a hazard on the standard kitchen counter?
jurist, Feb 02 2013
  

       //no way that engine would be powerful enough to warm anything to more than a few degrees above room temperature.//   

       If you could even get the engine to run for the 4 minutes it takes to warm the soup.   

       //"Mucrowave"*   

       will the effectiveness of the microwaves be compromised as the focal point continues to oscillate in 3 dimensions?//   

       Since the microwaves are bouncing in many directions, I would not see a problem. My bowl was centrally located on the turntable and it seemed to heat more(?) evenly than it would normally, due to the stirring action.   

       *thanks for the spelling correction.
Klaatu, Feb 02 2013
  

       Reminds me of this joke:   

       A West Berliner is driving his Mercedes deep into East Germany when his windshield wipers go out in the middle of a rainstorm. He takes the car to a mechanic, who looks at it and says, “Your wiper motor needs to be replaced. There aren't any spare parts in East Germany, so it'll be two weeks to get one, if it's even possible to order it. But leave the car with me for a couple of hours and I'll see what I can do.”   

       So the guy leaves his car, and when he comes back, the wipers are working perfectly! He says, “I thought you said you didn't have the wiper motor!” The mechanic replies, “Well, I just used the engine from a Trabant.”
ytk, Feb 02 2013
  

       Great link Klaatu, good visual. Yes I see the benefit. A dizzy, sloshly bun for you.+
blissmiss, Feb 02 2013
  
      
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