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When was the Microwave Oven Invented?

  1. JohnM profile image60
    JohnMposted 5 years ago

    When was the Microwave Oven Invented?

    What can you tell me about the Microwave Oven?


  2. Ironman1992 profile image59
    Ironman1992posted 5 years ago

    It was invented in 1946 by Dr. Raytheon.

  3. crazyhorsesghost profile image75
    crazyhorsesghostposted 5 years ago

    In 1946 Dr. Percy Spencer, an engineer at Raytheon Laboratories was working with a magnetron tube which produces microwaves. He had a candy bar in his pocket and when he went to eat it he discovered that it had melted. But there was no heat source that could have melted the candy bar. The only thing he could think of was the magnetron tube. He tried placing a few kernels of popping corn near the tube and a few seconds later it started popping. Can you say WOW!!!

    He then aimed the tube at an egg and a few minutes later the egg exploded. The result of this was the first microwave oven called the Amana Radar Range. It was introduced in 1977. 

    And the rest is history.

    1. KevinTimothy profile image82
      KevinTimothyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very intriguing.