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Q & A: Why can't microwaves escape from the oven?

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Most recent answer: 11/09/2011
Q:
why can't go micro waves go trough a microwave? im from the netherlands so my english is not that good if you don't get it.
- sijmon van abbema (age 14)
Schettens, Friesland, Nederland
A:
It's because microwaves can't pass through a conductive material like metal.  They get reflected or absorbed .    Even the window you can see through has some conductive properties and in addition has a sort mesh that is also conductive.

LeeH

(published on 11/09/2011)

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