Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Glow-In-The-Microwave Dish

Dish that speckles with light while your food cooks
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Shamelessly inspired by "microwave glow block" (link).

I don't know if there are any phosphorescent microwave-absorbing dyes that would serve our purposes.

This dish is, instead, made of really thick shatterproof glass impregnated with vacuum-filled lightbulb-like cavities. Each cavity has a small piece of tungsten suspended as it would be in a lightbulb.

When the microwave is turned on, the food cooks, and is illuminated by the random microcavities that absorb the microwaves, glow white-hot, and radiate the energy back as light.

Caution: dish will be hot when you take it out--please use the heat-proof non-glowing handle.

cowtamer, Nov 20 2008

Microwave Glow Block Microwaveable_20glow_20block
original inspiration [cowtamer, Nov 20 2008]

Microwaving a Lightbulb http://www.youtube....watch?v=8XQZW9NTQAY
[cowtamer, Nov 20 2008]

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       Good idea. I wonder if quantum dots (impregnated into the glass container) could be designed to be excited by microwave frequency and emit light in the visible spectrum.
xaviergisz, Nov 20 2008
  
      
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