Traditions And Customs
The microwave oven cooks more than popcorn. So, on December 6, explore the uses of this handy appliance. We've also provided a few suggestions to get you started.
Since it all started with chocolate, start with melting chocolate, making popcorn, dipping your hot rice, or cooking simple foods.
Once all the idea testing is done, take some time to clean it up. First, steam a wet cloth and let it stand for a minute; this helps the steam soften any build-up. Then, to remove any greasy splatter in the oven, wipe it down with a little hot, soapy water.
Ways To Observe Or Celebrate National Microwave Oven Day
To celebrate the day, start with the basic act of reheating meals or cooking a family dinner.
Don't have a microwave oven or need an upgrade? Today is the perfect day to make that purchase and make the celebration even more joyful by preparing some yummy snacks with the family.
Facts And Stats
- Microwave Oven Day can be celebrated by anyone worldwide, especially restaurants and airplane services. The first oven invented weighed 700 lb (317.5 kg) and was initially intended for restaurants to reheat food.
- Shortly after the invention of the microwave oven, in 1967, Litton invented a home oven with a design similar to those used today. So, it is no surprise that we have a special day of appreciation.
- An estimated 90% of homes in the US, with or without a microwave, are supporters of this day.
- The first few things Dr. Spencer cooked in a modern oven were popcorn and eggs. So, it's an unsaid tradition to cook popcorn and eggs on this day.