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

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 15:16:10 CDT 2010

I guess that's the reason that they have rotating turntables in the
microwave, to move the food around in the EM field to even out the heating.


On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 7:07 AM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:

> 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.
> -
> allon
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