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Offline evan_au

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When I place a blue ceramic mug or blue ceramic bowl in the microwave, the ceramic seems to heat up hotter than other colours - and the food/drink inside seems to heat up less. Why is it so?


 

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Re: Why do blue ceramics get hotter in the microwave?
« Reply #1 on: 03/04/2014 20:55:23 »
I don't think I've noticed it, but is it possible that Cobalt Blue which contains cobalt and aluminum oxides would be reactive in the microwave?
 

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Re: Why do blue ceramics get hotter in the microwave?
« Reply #1 on: 03/04/2014 20:55:23 »

 

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