If your idea of cooking is more pushing some buttons on the microwave oven, then with this new technology, you may well be on your way to become a gourmet chef.
Behold the next generation microwave, as developed by Freescale Semiconductor. This microwave uses solid-state radio frequency (RF) technology to heat meals and allows you to cook food at different intensities, prevent overcooking, and heat up multiple dishes at the same time. The microwave has a wide array of cooking techniques, including searing, browning, baking, and poaching. Plus, it looks boss!
"Consumers worldwide are strapped for time but still want nutrient-rich, high quality meals at home," said Paul Hart, senior vice president and general manager for Freescale’s RF business. "They will no longer need to choose between quality and convenience. Imagine not only having ready-to cook, gourmet meals delivered to your door, but achieving restaurant-quality results in mere minutes. This is an exciting new appliance concept based on a novel cooking paradigm."
That's a tall promise for a technology that's been around for almost 70 years (yes, the first microwave, built from radar technologies developed during World War II, was sold in 1946).