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The inventor of the personal microwave is… Heinz?

Heinz Beanzawave

There are portable microwaves already on the market, but those suck up a lot of juice. Since these contraptions require a lot of power, you see them designed for cars, boats and the like. The Beanzawave changes all that and brings microwaveability to the desktop, powered only by a USB connection.

The mini-mic is only a prototype for now, but apparently Heinz and partners claim the technology is ready. Heinz says they will usher in production dependent on consumer feedback. C’mon, who wouldn’t want a low-powered microwave (that works)? Adapting it for battery use (also in the plans) would unleash the microwave and bring true portability to the market. I’ll believe it when I see it. Chances are it will turn out to be a glorified Easy Bake Oven.

(Via Gizmodo)

***UPDATE 7/2/15***
Try this one on for size.
RoadPro 12-Volt Portable Stove, Black
Not a microwave, but highly rated and most importantly, real!

June 9, 2009   2 Comments

Bacon Genie grants one wish

Bacon Genie

I’m not sure how far microwave bacon technology has come along, but I’ll bet a grease-splattered microwave interior that there is still progress to be made. The Bacon Genie serves up bacon, although probably not quite done just how you wished. Just drape your bacon slices over the device and pop in the microwave. As the bacon cooks, fat drips down the bacon (the fat that doesn’t splatter onto the microwave walls, that is) and collects into a spouted dish below. Those paper towels that you normally use to wick up extra fat from the bacon can now be used to clean the interior of your microwave.

I’ve never had delicious microwave bacon before, but maybe times have changed. Maybe this Genie can grant that wish. Instant microwaved bacon would certainly be a treat – depending on how it came out. It would still be bacon however, so be careful what you wish for.

(Via Kitchen Contraptions)

April 21, 2009   No Comments