A microwave oven, often colloquially shortened to microwave, is a kitchen appliance that heats food by bombarding it with electromagnetic radiation in the microwave spectrum causing polarized molecules in the food to rotate and build up thermal energy in a process known as dielectric heating. Microwave ovens heat foods quickly and efficiently because excitation is fairly uniform in the outer 25–38 mm (1–1.5 inches) of a dense (high water content) food item; food is more evenly heated throughout (except in thick, dense objects) than generally occurs in other cooking techniques.Percy Spencer invented the first microwave oven after World War II from radar technology developed during the war.
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    … of contact with high heat. Main factors involved in burn accidents include: Water temperature: – Hot water will cause a scalding burn at around 148 degrees Fahrenheit. This applies to bath water, hot beverages, or steam from a boiling kettle. Cooking appliances: – Stovetops, ovens, open grills, and microwaves can all lead to unintentional burns…

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