Microwave oven

the invention of the microwave oven

who invented it, when was it invented

percy spencer invented the first microwave oven after World war II from radar technology developed during the war. Named the "Radarange", it was first sold in 1947. Raythelon later licensed its patents for a home-use microwave oven that was first introduced by Tappan in 1955, but these units were still too large and expensive for general home use. The countertop microwave oven was first introduced in 1967 by the Amana corporation, which was acquired in 1965 by Raytheon.

what made the microwave oven popular

microwave ovens are so popular because they greatly reduce the time it takes to cook food reheats food very fast and was a new and cool thing that was making life easier

how did the microwave oven change American society???

it changed society by having millions of people in America purchase this product because every home was using these to prepare food as well as restaurants and most of America's food was now being cooked by microwaves


To begin with a Microwave Oven is a turning point in life history because way back starting around the

World War II people didn't have a faster way for heating up food. As this question was a wonder people didn't realize that the Microwave was used for installing Magnetrons, witch two scientist Invented. With Installing Magnetrons for example, in Britain's Radar System the Microwaves were able to spot Nazi Warplanes on their way to bomb Isles. Years later the Microwave was discovered by a great, smart, Scientist Inventor, Named Percy Lebaron Spencer.

Politically: It helped make Money.


The turning point economically was that it helped fast food sales, and impact on the Global Economy.


The Microwave turning point was affected Socially because it impact on people. It also helped people be able to heat food in a faster way.

how it works

So if microwaves can excite the molecules in a substance and create heat, why not use them to cook food?! And that, is how a microwave works. There is a devise inside the oven that is the source of the microwave radiation call a magnetron. The waves than travel to the oven cavity through the wave guide and mode stirrer. The waves penetrate the food and excite the molecules. This is why the food heats from the inside out! Because the waves are literally creating heat on the atomic level of the food which in turns cooks the item inside out.