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Microwaves: Intriguing Facts You Didn't Know

Microwaves: Fun Facts from Appliances 4 Less Athens

At Appliances 4 Less Athens, where we offer a diverse range of home appliances, including microwaves with unique histories and features, we love sharing fun facts about these everyday household items. Here are some intriguing tidbits about microwaves that might surprise you!


An Accidental Invention: Did you know that the microwave oven was invented accidentally? In 1945, Percy Spencer, an engineer, discovered that a candy bar in his pocket melted while he was working on radar equipment. This led to the realization that microwaves could cook food!

First Food to be Microwaved: Popcorn!: The first food deliberately cooked with Spencer’s microwave was popcorn, and the second was an egg, which unfortunately exploded in the face of one of the experimenters.

Microwaves Travel at the Speed of Light: Microwaves, like all forms of electromagnetic radiation, travel at the speed of light (about 299,792 kilometers per second). That's why your food heats up so quickly!

They Don't Make Food Radioactive: Contrary to some myths, microwaves don't make food radioactive. They heat food by causing water molecules to vibrate, which produces heat.

The First Microwaves Were Huge: The first commercial microwave oven, released in 1947, was almost 6 feet tall and weighed about 340 kilograms. They’ve come a long way since then in terms of size and efficiency.

Serving Athens and Nearby

Located in Athens, Georgia, Appliances 4 Less Athens caters not just to Athens but also to nearby cities like Watkinsville, Winterville, and Bogart. Our store offers a wide range of choices in microwaves and other home appliances, all open box, scratch, and dented, ensuring you get the best deals.

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