411homerepair.com

How Microwaves Work

by Guest on Feb 27, 2010

Created by a magnetron electron tube, microwaves heat food to a depth of one inch. As the heat is conducted inward the rest of the food is cooked. Microwaves bounce around inside the cavity of the oven and are eventually absorbed by the food, causing molecules in the food to vibrate producing heat through friction. Popcorn has moisture in the center of the kernel, an efficient microwave absorber. As the water molecules vibrate and heat the kernel erupts and turns inside out. Water is believed to be the best absorber of microwaves; therefore foods with higher moisture content will cook quicker than those of lower moisture content.

Over the years I have heard people speak of the dangers of microwave radiation. Popping corn was probably more dangerous than the modern microwave, especially when a small piece of wood containing superheated moisture popped into your lap burning a hole in your clothing. The radiation produced by your microwave oven is similar to that produced by a TV, radio or cell phone, which is referred to as non-ionizing radiation.

It is important to keep your microwave cavity clean to prevent damage to the cavity. Microwaves bounce off the clean walls of your cavity, leaving your walls cool to the touch. Burned on foods can cause localized heat build-up that could damage your microwave interior. However, microwave parts are easy to find in case you need to repair your microwave.

Appliance / Repair 6186 Views

Latest Articles

What Is Vacate Cleaning?

Vacate cleaning or end of lease cleaning, is a requirement for the person renting a home to clean the house at the end of their renting term. The...

on Jun 30, 2022

How Cleaning Your Gutters Can Save You Money!

There are many reasons why gutter cleaning is important, firsty for preventative maintenance and the overall safety of your building or home. We...

on Jun 30, 2022

How To Renovate Your Bathroom in Your Airbnb

If you are looking to renovate your bathroom in your Airbnb rental, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Renovating a bathroom can be a...

on Jun 30, 2022

How To Create a Spa-Like Atmosphere in Your Bathroom

If you are looking for a way to add a little luxury to your life, why not start in your own bathroom? Creating a spa-like bathroom in your home can...

on Jun 30, 2022

The Advantages of LED Strip Lighting

LED Strip lighting is an awesome way to add color and light to interior rooms, not to mention they are extremely energy efficient compared to...

on Jun 27, 2022

Sponsored Articles

Actions

More DIY Articles

How to Find Problems in Your Chimney’s Masonry

Masonry issues are common problems with chimneys, and experts repair these issues quite often. Fortunately, it does not take a professional to spot...

Roofing / Gutters

Top Tips on How to Control Fire Ants that Have Invaded Your Lawn

The Red Imported Fire Ants entered the U.S through Alabama from South America around the 1930s. These insects thrive in humid and warm climates and...

Pest Management / Ecology

How to Improve Your Home on a Budget

Every homeowner has a list of things they’d love to do around the home. Replace the dishwasher, paint a bedroom, fix up the patio, etc. It seems...

Improvements / Remodeling

Furniture Fabric Care and Cleaning

The useful life of upholstered furniture can be increased if the consumer follows a few simple fabric protection rules. It is very important that a...

Cleaning / Maintenance

Wood Burning Stoves or Fireplaces, You Decide

Most people who want to burn wood in their living room to ward off the cold usually face a conundrum, whether to go for a fireplace or to opt for...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2022