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Thermo-wave - thingy

A method of reheating food.
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All too often when re-heating food in the microwave the outside is overcooked while the centre of the dish is cold, as served by my local publican at my 'working lunch' today. Thermo-imaging technology could be used to detect the hottest part of the product and divert microwave energy away from these areas towards the cooler part (inner), thus ensuring an evenly heated lasagne.!!
arora, Feb 19 2002

microwaves cook from the inside > out http://www.mercola....crowave/hazards.htm
you wouldn't get me up in one of those! [po, Feb 19 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Do they? http://www.bsb.org....1995/paper_394.html
"Myth 2 - microwaves heat from the inside out" [bristolz, Feb 19 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

rbl's link as a link. http://margo.studen...nte.nl/el/microwave
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       Micro waves heat food molecules from the inside > out, but do not heat a mass of food molecules this way. Those on the outer edges of the food mass will be far hotter and invariabley overcooked before the centre of the food portion is heated through.
arora, Feb 19 2002

       my source was a doctor, nurrr. Oh lets go down the pub and research it for ourselves eh, bris, arora. what do they know anyway.
po, Feb 19 2002

       Thanks for the link bris: 30mm of efficient heating. Compare that to a 5'' x 4'' lasagne = cold in the middle.   

       po: does it serve real ale?
arora, Feb 19 2002

       what else?
po, Feb 19 2002

       Dry roasted nuts?   

       Pool table and a quiz night on Tuesdays with prizes for all. Not lasagne, gone off that for a while (it was a vegetable one though, so I'm not too worried).
arora, Feb 19 2002

       pool? - you are on arora!
po, Feb 19 2002

       Sorry po: completely lost myself in a heady daydream of going to the stone flagged real ale "pub" I call heaven. Sandwiches, swimming kits, homework and school uniforms to think of ... bu**er. Another night maybe.
arora, Feb 19 2002

       all work, no play, ask Jutta to join us!
po, Feb 19 2002

       you ask, go on, I dare you...
arora, Feb 19 2002

       Don't microwave ovens already have rotating deflectors to spread the microwaves around? Perhaps we haven't the technology yet to aim at the center of the oven.
phoenix, Feb 20 2002

       I'd like a directional microwave for doing stuff like melting cheese on top of my food without making the plate too hot.
pottedstu, Feb 20 2002

       [Admin: Link created as link -SC]   

       Amazing the strange things people devote time to. When they could be at a pub. 6 AM here so too early for beer.
rbl, Feb 20 2002

       The obvious solution is to use gamma rays instead of microwaves. Gamma rays can be directed to focus at precise locations.   

       A gamma ray oven is going to run you some bucks, though.
waugsqueke, Feb 20 2002

       Not to mention the lead contamination from the protective shielding.
RayfordSteele, Feb 20 2002

       You don't need lead screening if it's a directional beam. Come on, just stand at the other side.
pottedstu, Feb 20 2002


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