Just imagine that your car has stuck on the road in the middle of nowhere and it seems that the radio forecast promises that very soon you won’t be able to drive because of the snow storm. Your car will keep you warm and safe from the bad weather but still you have to spend few unpleasant hours inside. Then you start thinking: “What a bummer that I missed that dinner because I am already hungry… Oh, wait, that is a great opportunity to use my mini-microwave! Let’s heat some soup from your portable fridge!” In this scenario and many others, an in-car microwave oven can be a real life-saver.
1. The history of kitchen and portable microwave ovens Percy Spencer was the inventor of the very first microwave oven, not a long time since World War II using the radar technology developed during the war period. Called as “Radarange” was the first appliance for food heating was first sold in 1946. Later the company Raytheon licensed the patents for a home-use microwave oven introduced by Tappan in 1955, but these units were too enormous and expensive for the home use. The more common to a modern person countertop microwave oven was at first introduced by the Amana Corporation in 1967, and since that year their use has spread into residential kitchens worldwide. Since those times, inventors tried to make smaller and cheaper microwave ovens that could be taken on the road. At first at the beginning of the 2000s when there were invented mini microwaves with a turntable and rotating plates that managed to cook and reheat food faster with a smaller capacity. In 2008, the first WaveBox 12V portable microwave oven was introduced and many users could finally experience the first in-car microwave appliance without leaving their vehicle.