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The Way Kitchens Work : The Science Behind the Microwave, Teflon Pan, Garbage Disposal, and More - Ed Sobey

The Way Kitchens Work

The Science Behind the Microwave, Teflon Pan, Garbage Disposal, and More

By: Ed Sobey


Published: 27th April 2010
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How does a microwave heat food? Why is only one side of aluminum foil shiny? and Is it better to use cold or hot water in a garbage disposal? are among the questions answered in this guide that reveals the hidden science of the kitchen and its trappings. Profiling more than 50 common appliances and utensils, this handbook describes each item’s history, reveals interesting trivia about the piece, and discusses the technology involved. In addition to featuring the original patent blueprints and photographs of the "guts" of the culinary tools, this guide recounts quirky side stories such as the role a waffle iron played in Nike’s inception and the real reason why socialite Josephine Cochran invented the dishwasher in 1886. Those whose stovetop skills are still in development will appreciate the information on the invention and use of the smoke detector and hand-held fire extinguishers. 

Aluminum foil -- Bag sealer -- Blender -- Bread machine -- Can opener -- Coffee grinder -- Coffee maker -- Coffee roaster -- Coffee urn -- Cork remover -- Crock-pot -- Deep fat fryer -- Dishwasher -- Dustbuster -- Electric grill -- Electric knife -- Electric teapot -- Espresso maker -- Faucet -- Fire extinguisher -- Food processor -- Garbage disposal -- Garlic chopper -- Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) switch -- Hot plate -- Ice maker -- Juicer -- Kitchen torch -- Knife -- Microwave oven -- Mixer -- Oven (electric) -- Oven (gas) -- Pepper mill -- Popcorn popper -- Pressure cooker -- Range hood -- Refrigerator -- Refrigerator magnet -- Salad shooter -- Salad spinner -- Saran wrap -- Smoke detector -- Steamer -- Stove -- Teflon-coated frying pan -- Timer -- Toaster -- Toaster oven -- Trash compactor -- Turkey timer -- Waffle iron -- Water filter -- Watercooler -- Wine saver.

ISBN: 9781613743072
ISBN-10: 1613743076
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 27th April 2010
Publisher: Chicago Review Press