That bag of popcorn is just the beginning. First sold in 1947, the microwave oven wasnt a common household item until the late 1960’s. Along with the fridge, conventional oven, blender, and coffeemaker, it is now considered an essential appliance in the American kitchen.
But while we all use it to warm up coffee and pop our corn, this countertop contraption remains poorly understood and often underestimated. Microwaves dont cook food from the inside outa common mythand despite the term nuke, its not nuclear radiation thats reheating last nights burrito. Whats more, microwaves can outperform conventional techniques when it comes to vegetables, quick soups, and fried snacks. Put aside the Pop Secretits time to take a deeper look at the humble microwave.
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