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Cornell Researchers' Explanation Of Why Some Microwaved Foods Explode Could Revolutionize Microwave Cooking And Sterilization

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June 23, 1998
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Cornell University
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Why do some foods, such as eggs, explode in a microwave oven? Why do microwave-heated TV dinners emerge with dried-out peas but frozen mashed potatoes? Why do microwaved French fries always come out soggy?

ATLANTA -- Why do some foods, such as eggs, explode in a microwave oven? Why do microwave-heated TV dinners emerge with dried-out peas but frozen mashed potatoes? Why do microwaved French fries always come out soggy? For the first time, a Cornell University professor has explained the fundamentals of these processes, and his calculations, he says, could turn microwaving into a predictable science, resulting in more appetizing and nutritious foods in the future.


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Cornell University. "Cornell Researchers' Explanation Of Why Some Microwaved Foods Explode Could Revolutionize Microwave Cooking And Sterilization." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 June 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/06/980623045258.htm>.
Cornell University. (1998, June 23). Cornell Researchers' Explanation Of Why Some Microwaved Foods Explode Could Revolutionize Microwave Cooking And Sterilization. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/06/980623045258.htm
Cornell University. "Cornell Researchers' Explanation Of Why Some Microwaved Foods Explode Could Revolutionize Microwave Cooking And Sterilization." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/06/980623045258.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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