Possibly, mankind's most finest invention. "Cooking without fire!" It is also this Urban Dictionary Contributor's opinion that the Microwave Oven is the implied 2001 A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick "Ape Tool" that will eventually define our demise. It represents all that is good and all that is bad. This rectangular box's start button, in analogy, is the nuclear death of all mankind or the provider of sustenance for the millions in need. In spoken word we toy with its implied, "Age of Destruction" capabilities. See 'Nuke This' in the Urban Dictionary
The next time you heat up a ham and cheese sandwich in this "box without fire," you should remember one fact. There will come a time when someone wants your hot and toasty ham and cheese sandwich..., which button will we have pushed?
Same as the Charles Nobel Peace Prize, the inventor of the Microwave Oven could be the founder of the next like charitable institution.
"Instant Heat!" - We cannot nor will not forget Vinnie Johnson of the National Basketball League's Detroit Pistons. The original Sixth Man of the Year!
Now entering the game is the microwave oven, Vinnie Johnson!
A device that heats up food very fast. Often shortened to ''microwave''.
I need to pop some popcorn in my microwave oven.