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Cook, Light, and Drive With RF Energy

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Kevin Neilson
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RF Energy vs Microwave
Kevin Neilson   12/23/2016 4:54:34 PM
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This article seems to make a distinction between "RF energy", at 2.45 GHz, and microwaves, which, (in terms of ovens), are 2.45 GHz.  I don't see the difference.

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Re: Cooking disparate items at the same rate
Les_Slater   12/23/2016 1:57:25 AM
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Use multiple amplifiers and phased array. Use cameras to identify food and IR cameras to monitor internal temperature profiles. Use depth focusing to put the radiation where it's needed during cooking.

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Re: Cooking disparate items at the same rate
Teno   12/22/2016 7:57:37 PM
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I think it would be easier to time placing food in a microwave than programming it to heat up a plate of disparate items. The user would have to draw a map of where each item is placed and how each is to be cooked. Then the dish would have to have food items accurately placed on it and the plate accurately placed in the oven. That might be solved with a digital camera and a self teaching food recognition system. The system would probably need to have facial recognition too because each person might prepare the dish differently. Then, do you want your pasta al dente? Do you want your eggs cooked hard, soft or medium? Then the plate still has to be garnished! A seperate oven would be needed for each plate and the cooking coordinated so that all food items are ready at the same time. I wouldn't short change what a short order cook does. I was a short order cook in the late 70s and to this day I claim it was the best project management training I've done because it only takes a few minutes to see the successfulness or lack thereof in your planning. The difference between correctly cooked and overcooked items is often seconds. My best example was when two buses pulled in at 3AM and I was the only cook and there were only three waitresses. The restraunt had two cooking stations and I ran them both. Not a single plate was returned and to keep the waitresses using their poor feet most efficiently, each table came up with all the items at the same time. Talk about disparate, a table of 4 people could have items that took less than a minute to cook to well done steaks. Every single table was served within 30 minutes and there wasn't a single complaint!

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Re: Cooking disparate items at the same rate
MeasurementBlues   12/22/2016 5:25:27 PM
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That day will come. Probably put short-order cooks of of work.

What would be awesome would be for someone to come up with a way of cooking all the food on a plate at the same rate!  At the moment we are forced to wait an extra 2 minutes (the horror) and put items in separately.  Perhaps shifting the frequency?

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Cooking disparate items at the same rate
MWagner_MA   12/21/2016 12:27:21 PM
What would be awesome would be for someone to come up with a way of cooking all the food on a plate at the same rate!  At the moment we are forced to wait an extra 2 minutes (the horror) and put items in separately.  Perhaps shifting the frequency?

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