[Homeroast] Heat Gun method (was List Traffic at Zero)

Allon Stern allon at radioactive.org
Wed Oct 20 09:07:07 CDT 2010

On Oct 20, 2010, at 5:29 AM, raymanowen at gmail.com wrote:

>  In a microwave, the whole water mass is being heated evenly.

Thank you for playing.

Microwave ovens don't heat evenly. MORE evenly than applying heat only to the bottom of a pan, but still unevenly.
It sweeps an uneven field of energy around using stirrers, and rotates the object being heated through the uneven field.

it stirs the energy, not the food. but it's still uneven.

starting with filtered water and a clean bowl in the microwave, it's easy to superheat the water. It's more about lack of nucleation points than even heating, though. Most metal pans will have more nucleation points than a glass container; we just don't tend to microwave in metal pans.


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