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Appliances That Changed The Home Forever

The Microwave

The microwave, or microwave oven, is an appliance for the kitchen that heats food by way of dielectric heating. This happens through microwave radiation that heats up polarized molecules inside the food itself. This type of cooking technology in microwaves is what leads to food that has been heated more evenly throughout when compared to other cooking techniques. The first microwave that was available commercially was introduced into the marketplace all the way back in 1967, by the Amana Corporation. The microwave has changed homes in that it can heat food without itself becoming hot, because of its automatic shut-off timer, thus enabling the heating of foods in a safer manner. Furthermore, the microwave has also increased the speed of food preparation—especially in the case of stored food or frozen foods—contributing to time efficiency.

All About Microwave Ovens

Nutrition of Microwave Ovens

Microwave Heating Technology

Staying Safe with Microwaves

Fact Sheet on Food Safety in the Microwave Oven

Overview of how a Microwave Oven works

Safety and Microwave Ovens Fact Sheet

Microwave Ovens Analysis

Microwave Ovens: Protecting Yourself from Radiation

Are Microwave Ovens better at heating up Food than Regular Ovens?

The Television

A telecommunications medium, the television receives and transmits moving images that can either be multicolored or in shades of gray. Said images are also usually accompanied by sound in most televisions. The word “television” itself can be utilized to refer to either a television set, a television transmission, or actual television programming. The television has been available for commercial purchase since the late 1920s, and since its availability, it has become popular not only in homes, but also in institutions and businesses as a medium for delivering both news and entertainment. As technology has progressed, a number of auxiliary accessories have sprung up around the television for the purpose of giving the viewer a more interactive and immersive experience with a television set. These accessories are laser discs, videocassettes, DVDs, and, most recently, also Blu-ray Discs.

Historical Milestones in Television Technology

Personal Health and the Television

Kids and the Television

Television Encyclopedia of Programs and People

A Look at the History of Television

Revolution in the Technology of Television

Stats on the Saturation of Television into Society

Excessive Television Exposure and Aggression in Children

Looking at the Inside of a Blu-ray Disc

Television Impact on the Behaviors and Morals of People

The Radio

The radio is best thought of as an electronic circuit that gets its input from an antenna. This electronic circuit also utilizes electronic filters to distinguish a desired radio signal from any other signals that may also be picked up from the same antenna. It then amplifies the radio signal to a degree that is suitable for more processing before finally converting the signal, through either decoding or demodulation, into a type that is useful for the listener, such as sound. The use of the radio has changed homes for decades because it allows people, from the comfort of their own homes, to receive all kinds of up-to-the-minute information in terms of news, weather reports, traffic reports, entertainment, and sports reports. People who listen to the radio at home generally do so on either FM or AM bands, but in recent years, the popularity of radio that is delivered across other mediums—such as satellite radio and even over the Internet—has provided consumers with more choices for listening to the radio. The radio has also expanded into other areas that people can use it in besides just the home: the car, the office, the gym, and on the go, as with portable radios.

What Radio was like in the 1920s

The History of Radio in America

Early Radio History of Radio in the US

American Radio Broadcasting History

The History of the AM Broadcast Band

20th Century: Radio Century

How the Radio was Invented

Changes in the Radio over the last 100 Years

The Workings of Internet Radio

How does Internet Radio really work?

Miscellaneous

Inside a VCR: A look at how the VCR, the precursor to DVDs, functions and operates also includes a look at the features of a VCR.

Coffee Maker Directions: Coffee Maker directions are featured on a webpage, illustrating just how necessary and commonplace this appliance has become to almost every person.

Smart Refrigerator Webpage: Webpage that features a comparison between a normal refrigerator and a smart refrigerator, which improves on the concept.

Blu-ray/DVD Player Guide: From Consumer Reports comes a webpage that provides visitors to a guide on all they need to know about Blu-ray and normal DVD players.

Ovens or Ranges: Webpage that delivers tips that consumers can use on how to save energy with their ovens at home.

Best Breadmakers: From Consumer Search comes a webpage that compares all the best breadmakers, as rated by actual consumers.

The Invention of the Toaster: Webpage from MIT recollects how the automatic toaster came to be invented.

History of the Blender: History of the blender features a look at which man was responsible for actually coming up with this appliance first.

Freezers and what to do if they stop: An informative webpage that details what people should do if their freezer stops working and all that food is still inside.

Hand Blender Review: Review for a hand blender, a kitchen appliance that lets women blend foods and liquids right in the container used to prepare them.

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