The Perfect Microwave Listens to Popcorn Popping So It Never Burns

Tossing a bag of popcorn in the microwave is much easier than dragging out the hot air popper, except that you have to watch it like a hawk to make sure it doesn't burn. Alternatively, you can swap out your dated microwave for this new model from Whirlpool that actually listens to the popcorn as it pops to make sure… » 2/27/14 6:00pm 2/27/14 6:00pm

How We Imagined The Push-Button Kitchen Before Microwaves Existed

Through modern eyes, most American cuisine in the 1950s may not seem like the most appetizing stuff. There was an abundance of strange meats, way too much jello, and hot dogs in just about everything (and vice versa). Sometimes the combination of the three made for a fascinatingly grotesque display. But while some of… » 7/02/13 1:41pm 7/02/13 1:41pm

Multi-Function Microwave Handles All Your Dinner Prep Except Buying…

If you demand every tool and appliance in your kitchen to more than pull its weight, you'll want to check out this multi-function wonder from Italian company Ariete. Its new 4-in-1 kitchen miracle combines a microwave, a grill, a toaster oven, and a bread maker into a single stainless steel covered metal box. » 12/18/12 9:35am 12/18/12 9:35am

Microwave Vending Machine Serves Up Hot and Cold Snacks

The guilt of spending your college years dining from vending machines could be a thing of the past with a new model that serves up a piping hot meal alongside a cold drink. A company called EatWave Vending has created a refrigerated machine with a microwave inside, letting it automatically nuke pre-packaged items like… » 11/06/12 4:20pm 11/06/12 4:20pm