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'Reverse microwave' invented


Posted on Sunday, 27 October, 2013 | Comment icon 16 comments

The device can cool drinks without the need for ice-filled coolers. Image Credit: sxc.hu
A new device has been developed that is able to chill wine and fizzy drinks in a matter of seconds.
Microwaves revolutionized cooking when they first became available for consumer purchase, removing the need to stand for long hours over a stove and providing the ability to heat up entire meals in minutes with little human intervention.

A kitchen appliance capable of doing the opposite however is something that has remained elusive for years. While fridges and freezers can cool down items reliably the process takes a long time, but now boffins have come up with a device that is able to cool a drink from room temperature to near freezing in just a few seconds.

The new appliance works using a stop start rotational sequence to create a special vortex that rapidly cools the liquid. The system is even able to cool fizzy drinks without agitating the fizz.

The technology is being hailed as the next big thing in kitchen accessories and uses 80 percent less energy than standard drink chillers.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (16)

Tags: Drinks, Chill


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by supervike on 27 October, 2013, 22:09
It's about time they used science for something useful.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Duchess Gummybuns on 27 October, 2013, 23:18
Huh. Now if I don't have to worry when I microwave something, and I change my mind about eating it!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Hawkin on 28 October, 2013, 3:31
I bet it will be very expensive when it comes out on the market like microwave ovens were. It will take years before the price comes down. However, great invention. It would be ideal for beverages bought off the shelf and want a quick cold drink.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Chooky88 on 28 October, 2013, 9:42
Yes when microwaves came out every deli and service station sold super soft pies and pasties. "I'll just microwave you one." gross. Can't see a downside with this. To quote Philip J Fry. "Shut up and take my money!"
Comment icon #11 Posted by Taun on 28 October, 2013, 10:34
We were able to do this in science class years ago ... All it took was a bucket of liquid nitrogen, a pair of tongs and some REALLY thick gloves...
Comment icon #12 Posted by paperdyer on 28 October, 2013, 16:27
Yes, we all need to chill our beer faster.
Comment icon #13 Posted by paperdyer on 28 October, 2013, 16:28
True, but would you want to have liquid N[sub]2[/sub] around with kids? Sounds like something for a Jack-Ass movie.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Junior Chubb on 28 October, 2013, 22:06
Its about bloody time! The 'quick' wine chillers in the offie are not renowned for their speed.
Comment icon #15 Posted by regeneratia on 1 November, 2013, 23:37
Can it shut down microwave weapons?


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