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

A common misconception is that microwave ovens cook food "from the inside out"[edit]

The article currently goes into long winding explanations on why a microwave cannot be said to "cook from the inside out". Now I'm not discussing the validity of these arguments, but isn't it an important point to state that all methods other than slow simmering actually do cook from the outside in? I think that is a much simpler explanation for the commonly observed differences. --BjKa (talk) 12:24, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

From a physics perspective it is cooked from the inside out, as without the motion of the molecules caused by the wave of the magnetron there would be nothing going on (but the surface heat "friction" does cook the inside) Markthemac (talk) 13:50, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

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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)