###### What would happen if you put your cell phone in the microwave?

My son and I have tried calling a mobile phone (as we call them over here) whilst it was in his microwave. It rang so the reception was not too bad.The point is that the Faraday cage that the microwave oven forms is designed for

###### I put my cell phone in the microwave, shut the door and called it from another Cell phone and it rang. Is my microwave leaking?

Hi the answer is Not necessarily.  The shielding of electromagnetic wave is normally drained based on two parameters: length of the  wave, and the diameter of opening of the metal shield (there is a formula)Microwave oven operated with microwave of frequency 2450MHz while

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###### I put my cell phone in the microwave, shut the door and called it from another Cell phone and it rang. Is my microwave leaking?

Hi the answer is Not necessarily.  The shielding of electromagnetic wave is normally drained based on two parameters: length of the  wave, and the diameter of opening of the metal shield (there is a formula)Microwave oven operated with microwave of frequency 2450MHz while

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###### I put my cell phone in the microwave, shut the door and called it from another Cell phone and it rang. Is my microwave leaking?

Hi the answer is Not necessarily.  The shielding of electromagnetic wave is normally drained based on two parameters: length of the  wave, and the diameter of opening of the metal shield (there is a formula)Microwave oven operated with microwave of frequency 2450MHz while

###### How long could a human last in a microwave?

Sadly, we know how long a baby could survive inside of a microwave.2011 in California, a mother put her own baby into the microwave.The whole torture took 2- 5 minutes, after which the one-month-old died. (According to Mr. Schiffmann, 12–15 minutes are more

###### What should you never microwave? What's the science behind it?

This is something you should never microwave.Materials you won't ever need:-3 Plastic bottle screw caps.-A 1cm thick cork cylinder.-1 toothpick.-1 Tall transparent glass.-1 Lighter.This is the procedure you should not do at all.Pin the toothpick on the centre

###### How long could a human last in a microwave?

Sadly, we know how long a baby could survive inside of a microwave.2011 in California, a mother put her own baby into the microwave.The whole torture took 2- 5 minutes, after which the one-month-old died. (According to Mr. Schiffmann, 12–15 minutes are more

###### What should you never microwave? What's the science behind it?

This is something you should never microwave.Materials you won't ever need:-3 Plastic bottle screw caps.-A 1cm thick cork cylinder.-1 toothpick.-1 Tall transparent glass.-1 Lighter.This is the procedure you should not do at all.Pin the toothpick on the centre

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###### I put my cell phone in the microwave, shut the door and called it from another Cell phone and it rang. Is my microwave leaking?

Hi the answer is Not necessarily.  The shielding of electromagnetic wave is normally drained based on two parameters: length of the  wave, and the diameter of opening of the metal shield (there is a formula)Microwave oven operated with microwave of frequency 2450MHz while

###### Can microwaves cause plants to shake?

In short, yes. But, I wouldn't recommend it for any plant that you would like to have remain alive.What will happen is that the plant may appear to shake a little as the water in its cells boils, causing the cells to burst. I'm not sure why you would

###### Can microwaves cause plants to shake?

In short, yes. But, I wouldn't recommend it for any plant that you would like to have remain alive.What will happen is that the plant may appear to shake a little as the water in its cells boils, causing the cells to burst. I'm not sure why you would

###### Is microwaved food and water good for babies?

There are two things to understand here:Microwave ovens do not

###### What are the best microwavable foods?

Generally, those high in moisture content that will taste better (as if steamed or boiled) than those with a lower water content that are normally baked or grilled (breads, quality meats, etc).Since the microwave oven heats foods by

###### If I put you in a microwave would you explode?

I was going to answer this in the hopes that I could finally pen something dramatic or gruesome.I have been disappointed.According to Microwave Interactions with Biological Tissue:If a human being, for instance, is submitted to a microwave field, the internal organs are more protected at higher than

###### What are the best ways to reheat bacon in the microwave?

Thanks for A2AThere are a couple of ways to preheat bacon.In the oven: If you have the time, preheat your oven to 375ºF and line a baking sheet with foil. Place the bacon on the foil in a single layer and cook for about 5 minutes. If you didn't overcook your bacon before putting it in the

###### I ate food that is microwaved in a styrofoam container. Would something bad happen to me?

You can say, no, but don't do it any more. Consider the fact that you didn't eat visible Styrofoam pieces and it is used as food containers for a reason. Any invisible compounds will be taken over by your liver, adipose tissue, immune system and digestive system and that is in the same way true

###### Does warming up food in a microwave destroy the nutrients?

15 Years ago, I bought my first microwave and I was told never to cook/heat food in it by all my friends and family members...!!! For me it worked great, efficiently and with lot less hassle. It really climaxed on

###### How to microwave an egg without it exploding

It's always a good idea to microwave an egg after removing it from the shell; but in a strict scientific sense it is not necessary. Eggs reach a cooked temperature around 140F. Water boils at 212F. So it would be possible to completely cook an egg in

###### Will round metal with no sharp edges or spikes still cause a microwave to explode?

Microwaves? You say? Explode? You say? While this is a common trope from movies and popular culture, it is not exactly what would happen if you microwave metal.What is going on in a microwave oven anyway? Well, basically, a large electromagnetic wave oscillates back and

###### Can you use a convection microwave oven to heat up the food?

The short and sweet answer is that convection microwaves offer the quick cooking features of a microwave with the browning, crisping, and full "cook-through" of a traditional oven. Instead of just heating the inside of the food (as regular microwaves do), a convection microwave also browns and cooks the outside of

###### Which foods can be cooked in a microwave?

Microwave ovens are tricky because of the way they heat food. In a conventional oven, actual heat is generated from a source, whether it's an electrical element or flame. In a microwave, a device called a magnetron generates microwaves which excite water molecules in the food which heats it. These waves

###### What kinds of food explode in a microwave?

Any 'sealed' food like an egg or potato with a high water content will explode if cooked for long enough in a microwave as the non-ionizing radiation produced by the magnetron heats the water which is converted to steam, with the associated increased pressure within the 'container'.

###### Is it necessary to flip food over in a microwave?

It largely depends upon the dimensions of the food. If it is large in a horizontal,dimension and thick, say more than 1 1/2",  it may be necessary to flip it because there will be some shadowing of the microwaves. The most difficult place

###### How long can you run a microwave non-stop till it explodes? Does it explode?

I have never tried this, but I believe you can run a microwave oven indefinitely without exploding. It will, however, fail. Go wrong. Crash and burn. Die.The active component in a microwave oven is the magnetron. That is the part which actually produces microwaves. The microwave energy is then absorbed by the food, or other

###### Why do Peeps explode when microwaved?

Because there is significant water within that peep.Microwaves excite the water molecules to cause heating within the object. Outer crust of the peep holds in the moisture until the heating results in steam - which blows up the peep!You can easily measure the water

###### Why are microwave ovens so different where one microwave you can cook for 2 1/2 minutes and the food is barely warm but in another microwave the same food contents explode at just under 2 minutes?

The famous babysitting popcorn incident, OMG!I was babysitting my nephew and nieces and decided to pop some popcorn and I got out a bag and popped it in my brother's NUCLEAR microwave. It was rated in TERAWATTS!Anyway I put the bag in and set for 3 minutes (this was before popcorn button). About

###### Is food cooked in a microwave oven bad for your health?

First, we need to understand how it works.To understand why these claims are so ludicrous, you first need to understand how microwave ovens work. When you push the

###### Can we hear microwaves?

Mostly we do not hear microwaves for the very good reason that sound waves are longitudinal mechanical waves in air while microwaves are radio waves, transverse electromagnetic oscillations.If, however, you are very close to moderately powerful transmitter of amplitude modulated microwaves, the effect in the inner ear may be sufficient to

###### Is microwave-cooked food safe for infants?

Yes, as long as you don't microwave breastmilk.

###### Is it safe to heat up my baby's milk in the microwave?

Nope.Google is your friend. Next time don't waste our time.Once Baby Arrives from Food Safety for Moms to Be

###### Why does food taste better warmed up on the stove than in the microwave?

Not necessarily. Microwaves do heat "inside out" (it is actually the water molecules that resonate and generate heat), but that is not the reason why your soup, for example, tastes off. It is the rate of heating that matters - slow enough that the

###### Is it safe to boil eggs in the microwave?

There is actually a misconception that you can't boil eggs in the microwave, but I actually used to use this method every day when I was in College.You need to do the following:Put the eggs in a microwavable bowl and pour in the

###### What would taste better a prime steak well done on the grill or in the oven? Which would taste better to you?

We used to grille them to about medium rare, transfer them to an oven pan and finish them in a 350f oven with a big chunk of butter on top to prevent drying. I have eaten steak this way, as a matter of curiosity, it was fine. A customer is a

###### What are the worst foods to reheat without a microwave?

Pasta and rice dishes reheat better in a microwave than on the stovetop or in the oven; whereas, breads , meats and soups taste better or are easier to reheat in the oven or on the stovetop.

###### Do microwaves stay inside a microwave oven after it turns off and keep cooking? Is this why they say to leave the food in the microwave after cooking?

When the timer turns the magnetron off, the microwaves stop immediately.As for why instructions tell you to wait, that depends.Companies that sell microwavable food have lawyers that hate it when the buyer sues for burns. ;-)More seriously though, other methods of

###### Why do certain foods explode when microwaved?

Microwave radiation heats whatever is in the microwave. Heat escapes from the outside of the object being cooked in the microwave, but not the inside. The result is that the inside of things get cooked faster than the outside.For some foods, this means pressure can build up inside the food and it can't escape without the food

###### Glass bowl exploded in microwave. Is microwave safe to operate after cleaning? (Read details below.)

It is very likely the oven simply finished its cooking time and shut itself off.It is unlikely glass went through the vents. If it did it would likely just fall to the bottom of the space behind the vent.If you have cleaned the inside of the

###### Can I use an oven to reheat my food just the way I reheat food in my microwave?

Yes, oven can reheat food. However the mechanics of heating in an oven works differrently than in the microwaveIn the oven, the food is applied heat from the outside-in. An external heat source provides heat to the food by heating the air around the food, and radiating

###### Is it safe to cook an egg in the microwave?

If you crack the shell then yes. If you don't crack the shell get ready for a really loud bang and a giant mess to clean up. The steam created from the egg being cooked is trapped in it's shell

###### Why does metal spark in a turned on microwave?

It's arcing. The microwave uses a Magnetron transmitter that sends out Radio Frequencies into, basically a metal box where they bounce around. Whatever is on the glass plate absorbs the RF reflections which causes it to heat. If you put something with metal on the glass plate it

###### Why isn't microwaved food bad for you?

We don't know.  However, at least one study found that microwave decreases the anti-infective properties of human mother's milk. Effects of Microwave Radiation on Anti-infective Factors in Human MilkSummary: They took multiple human milk samples, divided them in four groups and froze them. First group was left as it is  (called