It only takes one person to re-imagine an invention that’s been around for years and in this case that person is YouTuber Mark Rober. Mark’s idea is to produce a heat map microwave that could tell you the temperature of the food inside without having to constantly check on it. Let’s face it, the cooking time on the sides of microwave foods is not always correct. Most of this is due to the differences in microwaves and their power. What happens more often than not is we cook it too long, making a nice solid lava brick. We cook it too little, resulting in a mouthful of cold sloppy burrito stuffing. Or, we’re checking in on it every few seconds, opening and closing the door. Have a look at Mark’s heat map microwave idea in the video below.
It’s really a pretty useful idea, especially the smartphone app that allows you to monitor the cooking from another room. I would love to be able to throw one of those 8 or 9 minute cook time meals in the microwave and walk away to do something else rather than babysit it. So will we ever see this invention out in the wild? Well, we could, Mark is asking for your help to prove to investors that this is something people want, you just need to sign his petition and that shows your support. No Kickstarters no Indiegogos, just word of mouth and a hope that an investor(s) will pick this up. Mark already has patents on this stuff so that’s a good start.
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