I’m not the first to say it but I’m certainly going to repeat it: I want this infrared “heat map microwave oven.” The concept is pretty simple. There’s an infrared camera in the top of the oven that monitors the heating food and displays it on an LCD screen on the front of the microwave. Food goes from blue to yellow to white as it heats; it’s thoroughly heated when it’s all white. I would suggest, however, that a turntable be added, as it appears in the video that the burrito is not revolving. Or maybe the camera revolves too?
The idea and design is already patented by the inventor, NASA JPL engineer Mark Rober. All he needs to do now is convince his investors that it’s a product people want, and he hopes to do that by gathering signatures on a petition. Sign it for Mark and sign it for me, because my microwave is on its last legs, and at an affordable price I’d buy this one in a second.