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Latest Microwave oven Stories

2008-10-08 00:00:13

By The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Zapping frozen meals in the microwave may be fast and easy, but it also can make you sick if it's not done properly.That message has been slow to catch on, despite a spate of illnesses last year from improperly microwaved frozen foods. On Sunday, the government issued a new warning urging consumers to thoroughly cook frozen chicken dinners after 32 people in 12 states were sickened with salmonella poisoning."Given how people use microwaves, it's...

2008-10-07 21:00:14

By Josh Funk OMAHA, Neb. - Zapping frozen meals in the microwave may be fast and easy, but it also can make you sick if it's not done properly. That message has been slow to catch on, despite a spate of illnesses last year from improperly microwaved frozen foods. On Sunday, the government issued a new warning urging consumers to thoroughly cook frozen chicken dinners after 32 people in 12 states were sickened with salmonella poisoning. The problem is that microwaves heat unevenly, and...

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2008-10-07 09:10:28

A new study of scald burn injuries shows that microwave ovens are a serious safety issue to young children. An evaluation of records from the University of Chicago Burn Center indicates that hot foods or liquids from microwave ovens are the fourth principal reason of scald injuries in children under 5 years old. "Parents do need to teach their toddlers and their older children that the microwave is a potential source of danger as much as the stove is," said one of the researchers of the...

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2008-10-07 09:30:00

Using the microwave to heat up your food is a great, simple way to enjoy a meal, but if not done properly, it can make you sick. This is a problem that is not receiving much notice, even though there were numerous illnesses last year caused from improperly microwaved frozen foods. "Given how people use microwaves, it's great for reheating, but maybe not so good for cooking," said Doug Powell, scientific director of the International Food Safety Network. The government issued a word of...

2008-09-29 09:00:24

Like most people in this age of electronic wizardry, there are gizmos in the world that I have come to appreciate and even rely on. I like the idea that in the precise, geographical center of absolutely nowhere, usually in the Nevada desert, I can -- after safely pulling over to the side of the road -- whip out my cell phone and make a call. I realize the microwave oven is no longer what you could call cutting-edge technology, but I'm still amazed that I can stick a foodlike substance...

2008-09-27 12:00:51

Dear Jim: I want to use solar energy to cook some foods, such as steaming rice and vegetables, because my kitchen gets very hot. Is this feasible? Can I buy a solar cooker, or do I have to try to build one myself? -- Jill S. Dear Jill: Solar food cooking certainly is feasible. In fact, much of the world uses solar cooking to prepare most of their foods. On a clear day, the heat from the sun can easily create enough cooking energy to steam vegetables and rice, and even bake cakes and...

2008-06-24 02:30:01

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Cooked food industry is available in its catalogue. World Microwaveable Prepared Foods Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p090617/World-Microwaveable-Prepared-Foods-Market.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Microwavable Foods in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Chilled Microwavable Foods, Frozen Microwavable Foods, and Shelf Stable Microwavable Foods. The report...

2008-01-09 21:00:00

By Rita Searls The month of December provided many opportunities for family, friends and co-workers to share the joy of the holiday season. For many of us, that experience included cooking a large meal where food and foodstuffs were the center of attention. Many others skipped all the work and cleanup of a home-cooked meal and enjoyed a meal prepared by someone else. This may be a meal enjoyed at the home of a friend or relative, eaten at a restaurant or a place of religion. No matter...

2007-12-07 06:00:27

By Rosati, Jacky A Krebs, Kenneth A; Liu, Xiaoyu This study characterized chemicals released into a chamber in the process of cooking microwave popcorn. Seventeen types of microwave popcorn from eight different brands were studied. The work proceeded in two phases: phase one investigated chemicals emitted during popping and opening, phase two investigated chemicals emitted at discrete intervals from 0-40 minutes post-pop opening. The research was performed using a microwave oven enclosed in...

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2007-01-22 21:30:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla. "” Microwave ovens may be good for more than just zapping the leftovers; they may also help protect your family. University of Florida engineering researchers have found that microwaving kitchen sponges and plastic scrubbers "” known to be common carriers of the bacteria and viruses that cause food-borne illnesses "“ sterilizes them rapidly and effectively. That means that the estimated 90-plus percent of Americans with microwaves in their kitchens have a...