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Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

Re: Microwave oven

A common misconception. Microwave ovens would work at any practical frequency (wavelength dictates possible oven sizes) given the amount of power used. Water molecule resonance is not required.

I stand corrected.

The only reason they use 2.45GHz is that it's the most suitable of a number of freely usable bands for ISM (Industrial Scientific & Medical) applications with no licence needed.

It's the other way around, 2.45GHz was added to the ISM list because early experiments in microwave cooking used it.

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