Looking back, It is almost impossible to convey the wonder and awe these devices inspired when they were first introduced. Cooking food on paper plates was the stuff of sci-fi.
Yet here was the proof, right in your mouth. In an age when nuclear power and DDT were held as modern miracles, a small glass-lined box could not possibly pose any danger.
The microwave oven appeared in the USA in 1967, but it was only with the invention of the Ready Meal that the microwave really found it’s true purpose.