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NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY – December 6

   National Microwave Oven Day - December 6  

NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY

One day in 1945, as American self-taught engineer Percy Spencer was working on an active radar set, he realized that the candy bar  he had in his pocket was melting.   The radar had melted his chocolate bar with microwaves and it was right then, on that day, that the specific heating effect of a high-power microwave beam was accidentally discovered.

Popcorn was the first food that was deliberately cooked with Spencer’s microwave and an egg was the second.  The egg however, exploded in the face of a fellow experimenter.

Raytheon filed an 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 have a microwave in them.

To celebrate National Microwave Oven Day, cook your favorite meal in the microwave tonight or heat up some of last nights dinner in their.  Happy National Microwave Day!

NATIONAL MICROWAVE DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin or National Microwave Oven Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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