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Microwave End Rotate at Start

The best orientation to get your food out is where it was put in.
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A microwave oven that stops the rotation at the same position it started.

Either: Change the rotation speed or preferably, prolong the rotation past the cooking time as necessary ( during the finishing beeping ?).

The microwave could add a position sensor or assume a motor speed. The second option would necessitate involving a method for modifying the setting during initial operation of the microwave or during a later tuning operation.

justinj, Apr 23 2023

Patent from 2007 https://patents.goo...tent/US8124920B1/en
I’ve owned ovens with this feature. [a1, Apr 23 2023]

Smart Microwave
[xaviergisz, Apr 23 2023]

Sanyo microwave TV ad https://www.youtube...watch?v=9deLXU4gZG8
With boomerang turntable [xaviergisz, Apr 23 2023]


       Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think I've seen or commented on a single one of your postings even once, though you've been here almost as long as me.   

       Weird no?...   


       Even though I’ve owned ovens with this feature, you can get it WITHOUT shopping for a specific model. Just time how long it takes your turntable to spin once (usually it’s 10 seconds). Then set the cook time for a multiple of that number.
a1, Apr 23 2023

       //10 seconds//
Hmm... in my experience, it's always been 12 seconds.
But yes, "boomerang" turntables have been around since at least the 1990's.
neutrinos_shadow, Apr 23 2023

       //Just time how long it takes your turntable to spin once//   

       This! You're microwave will have a motor driven by the 50/60Hz motor, this will then be geared at some ratio. My home microwave I set in multiples of 8 seconds, the one at work 12 seconds.
bs0u0155, Apr 24 2023

       Did these things disappear from the marketplace? I remember them, [xaviergisz] dug up an old advert - but it doesn't seem to be a feature anymore (at least not an advertised one), Maybe that's why people keep suggesting it (here and on other idea forums) and think it's a NEW idea.
a1, Apr 24 2023

       //50/60Hz motor//
[bs0u0155]; why didn't I think of that? Explains the 10 seconds in (presumably) USA, but 12 seconds for me in New Zealand. Same tech, different frequency driving it.
neutrinos_shadow, Apr 25 2023

       [+] post moar
Voice, Apr 28 2023


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