Jun 30, 2009

microwave vacuum dehydration: experiments in plasma explosion

the latest post from cooking issues is about using a microwave and a vacuum to dehydrate fruit. in building a jerry-rigged microwave vacuum chamber, what they had apparently not thought of was that "under partial vacuum, microwave ovens really, really want to make balls of plasma. I kept having giant balls of fire shooting off the thermocouple. I ripped out the thermocouple. Then I kept on getting balls of fire coming off my oranges." have i mentioned how much i love cooking issues?

geert goiris, blast #3

1 comment:

Jess said...

oh my god, i think i deserve a shoutout for pointing out this blog to you ;)

when are you going to get yourself invited for skoaling?