microwave cooker

Definition

Food

  • A small oven fitted with a timer, power variation and sometimes elaborate programmers, which cooks by subjecting the food to very high frequency electromagnetic radiation (microwaves) similar to radio waves, generated in a magnetron and piped to the oven through a wave guide. The microwaves are contained within the cooking chamber by the reflective walls but are absorbed by the food, which should be contained in materials such as ceramics, glass and plastics which do not absorb microwaves and so do not themselves get hot.
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