Stech: “Here let me cook for you”


On December 6th every year we give one appliance in the house a little consideration.

Quite by accident, self- taught American engineer Percy Spencer discovered a way to heat food safely with microwaves. While working with an active radar in 1945, he noticed a candy bar in his pocket was melting. The high-powered microwave beams created a heating effect ideal for cooking. Spencer deliberately attempted cooking popcorn with the microwaves and an egg was next. The egg was less successful than the popcorn. It exploded in his fellow engineer’s face!

Spencer, employed by Raytheon, experimented with different methods of heating food safely with microwaves.

Raytheon filed a United States patent application for Spencer’s microwave cooking process on October 8, 1945.
Raytheon built the first commercially available microwave oven in 1947. It was called the “Radarange.”
It is believed that 90% of homes in the United States now have a microwave in them. So enjoy those re-heats on leftovers and movie popcorn coming your way!




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