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microfridge

A device to compliment your microwave oven.
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We have long had microwave ovens to heat food up rapidly. How about a microfridge that can do just the opposite. Maybe new microwaves could have a heat/cool setting, combining both devices into one.
jetckalz, Jun 20 2000

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream http://www.polsci.w...cream/Icecream.html
Fast. Also, unlike "reverse microwaves," physically possible. (Although physics geeks should check out "optical molasses" below.) [rmutt, Jun 20 2000]

Optical Molasses http://www.nobel.se...t-97/physics97.html
Cooling atoms with light. (Hint: won't work like a microwave in reverse.) [rmutt, Jun 20 2000]


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       How?
egnor, Jun 20 2000
  

       "Honey, I overnuked the chicken!"   

       "Ok, just nitrofrigerate it for 3 seconds."
jetckalz, Jun 23 2000
  

       This is called flash freezing, and there are machines that can do it.
Vance, Feb 01 2001
  

       You could do this with something very porous, say bread or sponge toffee, simply by pouring liquid N2 over/through it. As for microcooling a Christmas turkey with stuffing, I dunno.
Wes, Feb 01 2001
  

       Ony it should be called a "macrowave"
futurebird, Feb 25 2001
  

       "Hey, nice microwave."   

       [sp: complement]
jutta, Mar 25 2001
  


 

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