Talk:Microwave oven

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TROLL Science: Mobile phone battery charging[edit]

Possibly a new fad to dupe ignorant people. Placing a flat battery (of any sort, but typically mobilephone Lithium Polymer types) does not charge the battery when the oven is operating.. It may produce an explosion and may cuase damage to the device or personal injury. Placing an electrical/electronic device in the microwave containing a discharged (flat) battery of any sort does not recharge the battey within the unit. Not only is it utterly stupid, but will destroy the internal electronics of the device. Source: (expired thread), (various chatrooms being trolled) --unsigned by at 13:54, 1 June 2013

Section: Microwave-safe plastics[edit]

While this section is technically flawless, all it does say that indeed there are plastic containers that are allegedly microwave safe according to their marking saying so.

I propose to add some details, like what is the difference between a safe/non safe plastic, and which commonly encountered plastic types belong to which order and what reaction (physics/or chemical) is causing the unsafeness. (The current "specifically desingned so, therefore safe" explanation is not encyclopedic/elaborated enough.) (talk) 10:18, 3 January 2017 (UTC).

Hazards section - High temperatures subsection does actually contain relevant information that was missing from the Microwave-safe plastics section. I propose to move the Microwave-safe plastics section under the Hazards section as a subsection, and perhaps merge it with the High temperatures subsection.
I might be able to do it, though i am not very experienced in this kind of editing. Any discussion/counterarguments? (talk) 10:26, 3 January 2017 (UTC).

Alright, what the hell ! Why is there a source from 1965 !?[edit]

Cite 19 "Litton — For Heat, Tune to 915 or 2450 Megacycles". Litton Industries, 1965

The article sources info about common frequencies from it, but jeez maybe there's a better source about something in present tense than, oh I don't know.... not from HALF A CENTURY AGO!


dmitry 20:44, 14 March 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mendeley (talkcontribs)

Could be because, for example, Boyle's Law (from Robert Boyle, who died in 1691) still holds true!Jabberwock359 (talk) 04:50, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

I laughed[edit]

Raisins, when overcooked in a microwave, produce considerable smoke.

~Kvng (talk) 19:40, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

I removed. — Gamall Wednesday Ida (t · c) 19:56, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

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Level-4 vital article...[edit]

How can such a vital article be so devoid of facts, science and citations? This article would get laughed out of any public school junior high science textbook and class in the U.S. that isn't being taught by a "scientist" who is nothing but a college-educated idiot with a teaching certificate and a degree in "elementary education". It starts with a totally bogus "explanation" for the mechanism of heating/cooking "food" that pretty obviously ignores the fact that "tap water" is not a "food" and yet can be boiled in a microwave oven in seconds without the container its in coming anywhere near "the boiling point of water". Whoever decided to "protect" this article from edits that could only harm it if they didn't completely delete it and start over with real "science" and basic common sense had better stick to whatever their day job is and never try to be a "scientist" in the real world. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:43, 31 August 2018 (UTC)