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quote:Originally posted by neilepDuring the early hours of the the night/morning I heard on the radio some people discussing the fact that someone had spilt tea over their computer !!..the question was asked as to whether there was sugar in the tea !!...why ?...does sugar exaggerate the reaction between liquids and electricity ?...or is just a load of BS ? there was not an answer given as the discussion quickly moved on to something else.'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'
quote:Originally posted by tweenerI really don't know about sugar in the water being ionized. If it is not ionized, it should not affect the conductivity. However, a little sugar or honey in the water makes it heat faster in the microwave, at least that is my hypothesis.
quote:Originally posted by gsmollinOh yes. He's got all the hottest (literally) CPU and memory and motherboard. I can't remember all of it, but the last addons were twin WD Raptor drives for Raid 0 setup.OBTW, the heating issues with microwaves and food are very complex. It is not so simple as just creating currents in the food, as in induction heating. The dielectric properties of all matter change radically with frequency. The frequency chosen for the microwave oven (which I can't remember) is very close to a resonance with the water molecule, making water absorb microwaves very efficiently. Adding sugar to the water wouldn't improve it. Dry sugar is pretty transparent to microwaves, and stays cool in the oven.
quote:Because the electric field induced charge tends to intensify near sharp corners, the food heats more at the edges than in the center. That is why microwave plastic dishes have a rounded bottom - so they don't overdo the food on the bottom. The top still does, but can't really be helped because there is no way to round the edge of the food.----John - The Eternal Pessimist.
quote:Originally posted by neilepgsmollin....with regards to the dry sugar in microwaves....would that also apply to anything that is moistureless ?'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'