Microwave ovens are reckoned as one of the great inventions of the 20th century and it has eased up our life and the domestic chores that often takes a lot of time. You just have to press some few buttons and set the temperature and the food cooks in a few minutes.

The microwave working procedure depends on radio waves and when they launched first in the 1970’s they rock the modern kitchens and people liked them so much.

In this article, we would discuss microwaves technology, how they work and many more interesting things so stay tuned with us and check out the whole details.

The technique behind Microwave:

To heat up the meal and form cooking it properly the microwaves have been used through radiation. The radiation spread around the food and even cooks small molecules.   

The electromagnetic waves can work throughout in a small area as the microwaves are designed. Commonly a basic microwave oven uses 2.45 gigahertz frequency to cook food.

These electromagnetic waves are absorbed by sugar water and fat and after a few seconds converted into heat. These waves don’t affect a ceramic and plastic utensil that’s why we use them rather than metallic bowls.  

How does microwave works:

Microwave made from sturdy metal material and there is a small generator has been installed to produce microwaves known as a magnetron. When you switch on the microwave instantly magnetron fetch power from the circuit and starts heats up the microwave with spreading waves around the metallic box via a wave-guide.

As we know that you keep your food at a spinning glass plate and it rotates so the food can evenly cook from every side.

The tiny waves enter into the food and heat and cook its small particles well. The microwaves are very fast and their speed helps to heat the food fast and well.

Normally, the inside air of the microwave is like normal room temperature and if you want a crust on your pastries or baking items then you have to use cardboard to get it as the experts use it.

Microwave can’t enter into the thick layer and works efficiently with 1 inch. If you are thinking about cooking something bigger and thicker like a meat piece then the outer layer will be cooked but the inner part would be raw.

Generally, people cook small portions of their food because they know the fact well.

Are microwave are safe to use:    


Yes, this is a big true that microwave ovens are a far better and efficient way to cook food compared to a conventional oven.

There is a metallic grid has been installed with holes in the microwave and you can see it that works like a protective shield and locked up the waves inside the microwave.

It comes with a sensor and interlock and when your food is ready it give an indication with a buzzer fixed with the magnetron.  

In any case of any leaking or the door is not closed properly, the microwave stops working but never harm you.


The tiny metallic box is really stunning and efficient to cook food. Our ancestors must be very happy if they had seen it before. The food that takes hours in cooking and takes a lot of energy and time can be cooked in minutes.

Now there are many modern and smart microwaves are launched in the industry that works on sensors and are very safe to use.

We hope now you know how a microwave works and whenever you will see this in your kitchen you will feel acquainted with it.