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2009-01-24 15:03:30

A 78-year-old man in England says his microwave oven is going strong after 40 years and an estimated 150,000 meals. Frederick Stephens of Cheltenham says he's used his Panasonic microwave several times daily since buying it for about $345 and has only had to replace a light bulb in all those years, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. It was a real novelty when we bought it as there weren't many around in those days, said Stephens, calling the microwave life-changing. Stephens said the...

2008-12-09 09:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com ( http://www.himfr.com/ ), one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, reports that purchasing levels in China's microwave oven ( http://www.qualitymp3player.com/buy-microwave_oven/ ) industry has experienced a huge change. Prices only go up not down. With the technology upgrade, microwave ovens are gradually moving away from a supporting role in the kitchen, taking up a leading role,...

2008-11-04 18:00:10

Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND), announced today that it has begun running national television advertisements for Pop Secret microwaveable popcorn, the latest addition to its snack portfolio. In October and November 2008, over 400 spots will run on 13 different national television networks. "When we acquired Pop Secret in September we committed to supporting the brand and bringing excitement to the microwave popcorn category," said Andrew Burke, Senior Vice President of Marketing. "Winter...

2008-10-10 03:00:22

OMAHA, Neb. - Thawing frozen meals in the microwave may be fast and easy, but it can make you sick if it's not done properly. 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 can leave cold spots in the food that harbor dangerous bacteria, such as E. coli, salmonella or listeria. Experts suggest getting a food...

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...


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