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66 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 29 - September 4, 1997 Anniversary of microwave oven LEWES. FISHHOUSE marks revolution in home kitchens & PRODUCE 1130 Highway One 5 Points, Lewes, Delaware It's been 30 years since the first ,.A household microwave oven was introduced to families, across FILLETS America. Hailed as a technologi- $6.49 lb. cal breakthrough and criticized as a gimmick that would ruin the fine art of cooking, the Amana Radarange was debuted in Chica- go in 1967 as a product that would forever change how Americans eat and cook. Produce The microwave oven has come a long way since then. Today, more than 90 percent of Ameri- Route 16 1/4 Mile East of Route ca's households include a mi- crowave oven. And, in a recent Yankelovich Partners study, Americans ranked the microwave oven as lhe No. 1 technology that makes their lives easier, right ahead of the telephone answering machine and the automatic teller machine (ATM). According to Dixie .Trout, Amana vice president of con, sumer communications, many Amana engineers envisioned the The microwave oven is now found in over 90 percent of microwave oven replacing the American households and-ranks as the number orJe techno- conventional oven. logical time saver for the majority of people. "It was a time of astronauts, in- the original model, spend less time in the kitchen and stunt Tang orange drink and TV To say the Amana Radarange more.time in the family room." Delicious In-Season Fruits &' Vegetables dinners," says Trout. "And many oven changed the landscape of The microwave oven also has lm appliance manufacturers, such as American cooking and eating is dramatically modified kitchen de- _..en 9 to 5 Amana, aimed to take the an understatement. "It sparked a sign, adds Ann Steiner, who -ll drudgery out of the typical home- revolution," says Marcia Conti/med on page 67 maker's life and replace it with Copeland, director of General the modem conveniences of the Millfs Betty Crocker Kitchens. "home of the future." In reality, it "Not only did it allow us to cook was the dawn of the "Supermom," food quickly, it also offered us the which was spurred by the large opportunity to make food we number of mothers who entered might not have because of our x/f" OURME-T the workforce." busy lifestyles, especially in the 1| "In retrospect," Trout adds, area of snacks, such as microwave "while the microwave oven did popcorn. hot replace the conventional oven "The microwave also paved the entirely, we now have an entire way for new food products that generation that's grown up with children could prepare safely," the microwave oven, and have Copeland adds. "Parents feel come to rely upon it just as much comfortable letting kids prepare as their PCs and cell phones." after-school snacks or starting The first Amana Radarange mi- dinner with the microwave." crowave oven was powered by a "The microwave oven is the No. 115-volt current, says Trout, and 1-rated technology in our monitor it featured just two buttons. "start" research for making people's lives and "light." It also included two better." says J. Walker Sith, control knobs, one for cooking managing partner, Yankelovich times up to five minutes, andthe Partners. "It's moved from giving BT J['qHE EA other for longer cooking times up people instant gratification to to 25 minutes, making life easier, which fits per- Demonstrating just how far mi- fectly into the lives people are try- A SPECIALTY GOURMET & GIFT SHOP crowaves have evolved, today's ing tolead today." Amana microwave oven line fee- Smith notes, "Our research tures a unit with 1,000 watts of shows that nowadays people of all  Over 3,000 food items from around the world cooking power and electronic ages are trying to strike a balance ( Vietri & Mariposi serving pieces controls with pre-programmed between work and personal activi- pads. According to Trout, itcooks ties. The home has become a t Gift Baskets made up to order & sent anywhere food in half the time, costs 50 per- sanctuary from life's stresses. cent less, and features a contem- And the microwave oven is im-  Fresh pate, mousses & cheeses during the summer porary, streamlined design corn- portent to this because it makes it pared to the bulky, sterile look of possible for family members to . 10% Discount June, July. and August 1 cup of cantaloupe chunks Weather l cupofbingcherries when you shop before 10 a.m. daily. 1/2 cup of pineapples chunks Continued from page 65 Mix all of the above with mayo, You'll save on parking too! remon slices. Microwave for 8-10 salad dressing or sour cream if de- minutes, sired. Turn one quarter turn every two minutes till juices run clear. This article was originally printed in the newsletter of the 37 BALTIMORE AVENUE REHOBOTH BEACH 302-226-2344 Fruit Salad Delaware HIV Consortium. (NEXT DOOR TO THE BLUE MOON)