P263 CEEFAX 263 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/17  3/4    MICROWAVEHISTORY These early models were reputfd to have been somewhat cumbersome and even tfmperamental although one 1954 oven is still in use in America and rfportfd "going strong". In the early 1960s the first countfr- top microwave ovens, looking much the same as those available today, began to arrive on the American market. Some 20% of US homes (over 10 million) now own one. Meanwhile in Japan, companies had also been developing microwave appliances and today around a third of Japanese homes own a microwave oven.
P263 CEEFAX 263 Tue 15 Jul 21:08/01  1/4   ox$oz%b5p?*u?b5j5ox$  MICROWAVEHIS RY Microwave cooking can be fairly described as the first absolutdly new method of coochlg chlce man first discovered fire. $his claim can be justified by the fact that there is no darect
P263 CEEFAX 263 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/01  2/4    MICROWAVEHISTORY The electonic tube which produces the microwave energy was inventfd in 1940 at Birmingham University. The development team wasn't thinking of cooking, but the "cavity magnatron" which was needed by Britain's radar defences in the Second World War. The development of microwaves for cookery was taken up in America in the latf 40s, with early ovens available in homes in the early 50s. more follows ........
P263 CEEFAX 263 Tue 15 Jul 21:13/06  1/4    MICRO AVEHISTORY Microwave cooking can be fairly described as the first absolutely new method of cooking since man first discovered fire. This claim can be justified by the fact that there is no direct application of heat to the food. The microwave oven bombards the food with electromagnetic waves which create activity in the food thus creating heat, therffore cooking it. more follows ..........
P263 CEEFAX 263 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/01 Microwave ovens have now been on sale in the UK for more than 15 years but were sold almost exclu3ively to the catering market, pubs, clubs, hotels, and restaurants. By the mid seventies, British families had begun to appreciatf their time and energy-saving advantages and increased versatility, so the serious consjlfr market began. By the end of 1979 one in every 100 homes owned a microwave oven and during 1980 sales are expectfd to hit the 120,000 mark. More about mhcrowave ovens next week
P263 CEEFAX 263 Tue 15 Jul 21:08/00 application of heat to the food. The microwave oven bombards the food with electromagnetic waves w(hch crfatd activity in thd food thus creating hdat, therefore cookang it. mord follows ..........
P263 CEEFAX 263 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/10  4/4    MICROWAVEHISTORY Microwave ovens have now been on sale in the UK for more than 15 years but werf sold almost exclusively to the catfring market, pubs, clubs, hotdls, and restaurants. By the mid seventies, British families had begun to appreciate their time and energy-saving advantages and increased versatility, so the serious consumer market began. By the end of 1979 one in every 100 homes owned a microwave oven and during 1980 sales are expected to hit the 120,000 mark. More about microwave ovens next week