rdesign@hotmailwhat can i use as a heat barrier / insulator Answered

What can i use as a heat barrier / insulator to protect sensitive electronic equipment from harsh environments reaching 350-400 C for a duration of 60min max?

Asked by deadend_designs 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Can you convert a non-working conventional oven into solar oven?

I have two wall ovens that don't work and I'd like to recycle them into solar-ovens... if possible.

Asked by RickC47 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


howdo you build a solar oven?

Asked by stuffbag 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago




What can I use for an oven switch? I want a switch to turn "eyes" on and off on my child's play oven.

What can I use for an oven switch? I want a switch to turn "eyes" on and off on my child's play oven.

Asked by commercial free 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Can you cook a steak in a solar oven? Answered

I've seen the tutorials on how to make baked goods such as breads and desserts, boil water and such in a solar oven but can it handle a steak?

Asked by javajunkie1976 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago




Why preheat oven?

I rarely bake.  I understand preheating a pan when cooking somethin like eggs- so they dont stick.  When I toss a squash or somethin in oven, it seems like preheat is silly. Y? N? M?

Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


microwave oven capacitors for sale

I have some microwave oven capacitors and  transformers that I would like to trade or sale. Iam interested in radio parts ( crystal head phones, vacume tubes ect.) I just don't have money for shipping

Posted by inductionheat! 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Looking for a glass turntable for a GE microwave stainless steel oven

Looking for a glass turntable for a GE stainless steel oven Model # JES 1142 SJ .Could you help withlocating this part as well as the cost?

Asked by trinidaye 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Fire pit to pizza oven conversion

When i bought my house there was an old brick fire pit in the back yard.  it is about 3 foot square and 2.5 feet tall with a brick column like chimney up the back, that  is also 2.5 feet tall.  I already have a nice bbq and am wondering it it would be possible or worth it to build the fire pit up into a pizza oven?  I have never laid brick before and the brick oven project i found when searching the site did not look to be made of brick.

Posted by LivingDread 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


230V 50 HZ Microwave does not heat with my 230V 60 HZ Power Line Supply

My brand new European oven that I bought did not heat from day 1. The table turns and the grill works, but the microwave function does not. I know a little about the HV transformer, the capacitor and diode and magnetron. What could be the problem ? If the line frequency is the cause what can I do to convert it ? maybe change the capacitor for one of lower capacitance ?

Asked by spin707 2 years ago | last reply 6 days ago


Solar convection oven, with fan

I have been looking at a lot of solar oven  plans.  Would it be possible to build a solar convection oven or would that be counter productive.

Posted by pyrocop1 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Powering oven resistor Answered

Hey :)Does anyone know how to power an oven resistor ? Is it really a simple resistor (I'm not sure as it is directly exposed in oven, it seems too dangerous for the user if it is simply a metal stick) ? If I plug it to 220V sine 50Hz will it heat ? Thanks :)

Asked by QuentinP16 9 months ago | last reply 9 months ago


how to bake a pizza without oven?

Hi everybody, does anyone know how to bake a pizza without oven? if you do please share with me. thanks for the help.

Posted by ferraririder123 6 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


How much time does a chicken,take to roast in a wood oven. I have a thermometer and a probe.. Fernanda Birrell

How much time does a chicken,take to roast in a wood oven.  I have a thermometer and a probe..The oven is a domed pizza oven 1m sq. Fernanda Birrell

Asked by fernanda birrell 6 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


What to salvage from oven

We're getting rid of our electric oven/ range today because 3 out of the 4 burners don't work. I  figured that in that whole oven, there must be some useful materials, So what should I pull from it, and if you have any ideas, what could I do with it? As you can imagine, search results were very broad when I looked for "Oven" and "Stove". Any suggestions are welcome.

Posted by Bando_Red 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Mortar free wood fired pizza oven

Well it burns so I couldn't think of a better spot for it! Oven was made by www.pizzaiolooakland.com (unless I am completely braindead but I think that's what they said. It was at Slow Food Nation.

Posted by susie 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Need some help on a solar oven design, please.

It's going to be one of those with a box chamber with gathering panels. Should the inside chamber of a solar oven be black, to absorb the heat, or should it be reflective to make sure that the tray and food are the only things that absorb it? What shape should the chamber be?

Asked by GigaHertz 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


USB heater

Hi everybody! As sais in the title of the topic, I want to realize a USB heater. Let me introduce you to what I think. Last week, I was in the store near high school with some friends, and one of them told me : "It would be cool if we could heat up things in high school, to have like a mini oven directly in our locker, working with battery." Of course, the idea is not to install a oven in our locker, firstly because it would need an incredible battery, and secondly because it would be pretty dangerous.... So here is the idea : the goal is to heat up at least 2 chocolate breads at 60°C. The heating time is not very important, but it has to be under 40 minutes (a system will start the oven before our break). But here is not the most complicated : the oven has to get its power from a usb power bank(I can plug in 2 power banks if necessary). To conclude, I have to fin a solution to heat approximately 1.5L,( but most of it is filled with air), at 60°C, with a power of a maximum of 20W. I saw things to heat coffee by USB, would it work if I take the heating pad? Also, I would like to know how much power I can  get from a power bank (in W), before it to heat too much.

Posted by Romdu421 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Oven bake method on sodimm ram possible? Answered

I have done succesful oven bakes on xbox 360 board and graphic cards. Now i have a sodimm ddr 1gb ram which doesnt work. The laptop does not boot with this ram . I thought that maybe an oven bake would work. I do 8 minutes on 230 C for the xbox 360 and graphic card. Is that overkill for one little ram chip?  thanks in advance

Asked by la-main 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Oven blows up and no photos.

My wife was making potato wedges last night when in the middle of cooking the bottom burner catches fire and starts to sparkle like a party sparkler. I run for my camera and when I get back to the kitchen its over my wife turned off the stove and when I turned the stove back on nothing happens. Now that the fun part is over does anyone want me to do an Instructable on how to repair an oven element? The white marks are from the electrical fire.

Posted by Josehf Murchison 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Miniature oven

Please don't laugh but I am building a small working oven for my daughter and need a heating element that can heat it from 70 to 220 degrees celsius via a thermostat. I've found this heating element http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/ceramic-heating-elements/3762795/ or http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/ceramic-heating-elements/1988529/ and this thermostat http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/7334726/ but am not sure these are suitable and would work together. The oven will measure about 15cm wide x 8cm hit x 10cm deep but I don't have to stick to this.Any help or advice would be amazing. You're laughing aren't you? :)

Posted by gooseisloose 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


i want to reflow a computer motherboard, can i use a oven to do it? Answered

I know people have used toaster ovens to reflow circuit boards, but a laptop mainboard is too big to fit in one. i was wondering if i could use a electric oven (like you bake cakes and such in) to reflow the motherboard, im asking because it still needs to be usable to cook food in afterwards. i was also wondering if during the process, would components fall off the board? since components are on both sides, im worried they might fall off, and what about the connectors? theyre made of plastic, would they melt? if i can do this, what temperature should the oven be set at and how long should i keep it in there?

Asked by zack247 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


How do I use new chip-style microwave oven transformers ?

I'm working on a microwave oven transformer based AC welder. Newer microwaves don't use classic steel and copper transformers but rather something much lighter with a few beefy electronics that look like transistors. My question is how does one manipulate these new-style electronic trasformers (if that's what they're called)? Imagine all the wonderful things one could to with such a light-weight but powerful circuit. Maybe it could run a laser, welder, or do voltage boosting for renewable electricity systems with long cable runs...

Asked by snotty 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Using a microwave oven's timer as the mains timer switch?

I have a timer switch from an old dead microwave oven. Can I use it as the mains timer switch? If yes, how do I connect it. The timer looks exactly like what is shown in the following picture: http://hackadaycom.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/mads-microwave-teardown1.jpg (The picture was not taken by me. It is from an article on useful things that can be harvested from  dead microwave oven.) Also, if possible, please mention the functions of various pins or give a link to an explanation.

Asked by raftor 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


Converting a 55 gallons (200 liters) drum into an oven and grill

On the Chilean TV show Hagalo Usted Mismo (Do it yourself) it is showed how to make a combination of an oven and a grill using a 55 gallon (200 liters) steel drum. Although it is in Spanish, the video shows how to make it step by step. An important note mentioned in the video is that the drum must previously stored non toxic products.

Posted by blkhawk 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Microwave stopped heating

Our microwave is about two years old and it stopped heating. The fan ran and the carousel went around, but food did not warm. I took it out of the upper cabinet mount and opened the case. I know about the big capacitor and discharged it with a screwdriver after disconnecting the power. For extra safety I clipped a jumper wire on both terminals. I watched numerous videos at YouTube on troubleshooting a microwave and on testing the various major components at home, but no component showed any signs of failure. Then it began to work again as suddenly as it had stopped working. About ten days later, it stopped heating again. After more testing, still no components showed signs of failure. But, I did squeeze the female spade crimp connectors a little with a pair of pliers before connecting them again so they fit more tightly when reconnected. The microwave has continued to work as it should. My wife remembers a time a few months ago when she ran it and ran it to get something to cook as she wanted it and the microwave stopped because it was overheated. I suspect a connection was weak and heated the metal in the connector enough that it became weak. Later it failed intermittently. We could have called warranty service, but we did not want to wait. Knowing what I know now, I doubt a serviceman would have patiently checked for weak connections, but would probably have simply replaced some parts. When those did not really solve the problem, the microwave would have been condemned and replaced. A replacement oven may not have matched our other appliances as well as our present microwave does. Test procedures for components in a microwave are different than they are for similar components used in (for example) a sound amplifier. This applies especially to the high voltsge diode. Do not connect a voltmeter to the high voltage side of the transformer. When running the microwave, be certain to have a dummy load in the cavity, like a cup of water. A very useful test that checks for power to the transormer primary is to disconnect the primary side transformer connectors and attach aligator clips from a voltmeter to the transformer leads. Then run the microwave for a few seconds and check for a full line voltage reading each time. A clamping ammeter to measure line current helps because the sound with the magnetron working is not too much differnt from the fan and carousel running without the magnetron working, but, it is easy to see the extra needle deflection when the magnetron is also drawing current.What seemed to be an expensive problem had an easy inexpensive solution.

Posted by Phil B 5 weeks ago | last reply 5 weeks ago


microwave oven repair?

Asked by cosgan 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Microwave ovens-not working!

 

Posted by triumphman 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


An Effective Reflector Oven (for a fire)

          My troop used to have this great reflector oven, that was good for making brownies, cookies, cakes, etc. But somehow, it has been stolen/lost/misplaced/destroyed, and we no longer have it anymore. After looking at the internet for a while, I haven't found any good how to's for making a reflector oven, so maybe one of you engineers who loves camping and good food could make an 'ible on how to make a Reflector Oven. Thanks! -Pandadude aka some dude with a name.

Posted by pandadude 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


how would I heat and ventilate a single slice of bacon oven?

I am building a tiny bacon oven, and I want to have it cook in 10 minutes as if it were in the oven.  But the real puropse is to get the great bacon smell out of the bacon oven, while maintaining the heat to cook the bacon at 350F.  Any good ideas?

Asked by rocklobster21 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Has anyone repaired a digital oven/stove display module (Electrolux Part 318010100) that is now very barely visible?

Has anyone repaired a digital oven/stove display module (Electrolux Part 318010100) that is now very dim and barely visible? It seems to be a common problem on ovens and ranges with the digital displays…. they progressively seem to become dimmer with age…

Asked by 96tears 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


How to make this brick oven a better look?

This brick oven is a temp one I made. Now I am thinking to make a permanent one. I just wonder how to give a better shape. Like this one, I always feel it is a tomb-like thing. GOD. See, I made sour dough and whole wheat Pita bread every day, yammy! I love to put vegeterian ham and pickled vegetable inside pita.

Posted by quinault 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Microwave Oven Transformer Stack

This is my Microwave Oven Transformer stack. It is currently current limited using a heater. There is approximately 10 36 watt 4' fluorescent tubes in a string around my garage that I am lighting with the MOT stack .My MOT stack contains 4 Microwave Oven Transformers connected with their outputs in series and their inputs in parallel. They are mounted on plastic cutting boards. I am using threaded rod to hold the layers in place while the PVC pipe covers the threaded rod and it also supports some of the weight. The output of this is approximately 8800VAC at 350mA The Input voltage is 240VAC Thanks for looking, Please comment and remember to rate if you like it! Just say if you want any pics of a certain thing, e.g. the MOT stack arcing to wood/metal etc. (I will try to get more pics of it arcing soon but it is hard to use a camera that has like a second delay before it takes the actual pic from when you press the button, stupid camera) ********************************************************************************************************** Edit The new pictures are of an arc between two carbon electrodes. The other pictures are of 12 fluorescent tubes connected in series but arranged in parallel so you can see them all

Posted by thermoelectric 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


I didnt find polymer clay, so what can i use instead of plymer clay?

I didnt find polymer clay, so what can i use instead of plymer clay air dry clay, oven dry clay out of any common type of clay, what can i use instead im using it for charms

Asked by ahmad2117 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Semi-permanent Shell for Fire Pit to Make an Oven

I'm looking for a semi-permanent solution to making a fire pit into a wood fire oven. The shell could be something modified from an existing item or something from scratch. I'm thinking a dome shape similar to a brick wood fire pizza oven would be best, however I would want to be able to remove it so the bottom portion is functional as a fire pit and could also be used as an open pit/grill. It would probably be more on than off, so semi-permanent is okay. The pit itself would only be about 2 1/2 to 3 feet in diameter, so nothing too big. As far as functions, I would have a grill at the top of the fire pit (maybe height adjustable within the fire pit, but that's getting kinda fancy). Then in "oven mode," I would have the grill in and put a ceramic pizza stone on top of it for baking then the cover on top. And perhaps even without the stone as a smoker/meat slow cooker. Ideally the cover would be well insulated to keep the heat in and well distributed. It would also have a cutout or door for putting in bread or pizza (rather than a cover that lifts off losing a lot of heat in the process). I'm not sure what materials would be good, but it should probably weigh no more than 75-80 lbs. (light enough for one strong person or two middling strength people to lift). Maybe an inner dome of some metal with a layer of some kind of flame resistant insulation and then another outer dome of more metal? It would also have to be weather resistant for cold winters. Some assembly might also be good as the individual parts would be lighter, so long as being in pieces doesn't compromise the overall effectiveness of the "oven". I've tried searching for a few things, but nothing has really popped up that fit this description. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

Posted by sgzepik 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Why does my MOT get so hot when nothing is connected?

Hello, I have a rewound MOT (230V input and 9-50V output, different custom windings) and I'm wondering why the transformer gets so hot when no load is even connected? Is it normal that MOT's get so hot quickly because the primary impedance is just so low? and how do they fix this problem when the MOT is still inside the microwave oven? Because there, it does need to be able to run for hours. I've read about ballasting the MOT, but I thought that was only for current limiting, when you Are attaching loads on the secondary? Greetings, Electorials

Asked by DELETED_Electorials 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


What to do with 90's oven

I have an old 90's model electric oven that is broken. The timing board just went out and the landlord decided to get a new one. Any good ideas for what to do with the old oven? Any parts I can use to make something interesting?

Posted by hunterc4 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Quiches in a fan oven. Pastry base remains raw. Answered

I have recently moved from conventional oven to fan oven. The pastry bases come out raw. I use a glass baking dish and set the oven on multi-function, i.e. all elements ad fan on. Advice please.

Asked by johnmus3 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


i would like to build a wood-fired pizza oven, tell me how? Answered

What materials do i require? how do i go about building a oven?

Asked by delish dish 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago



is it true that microwave ovens are bad because of the radiation it emits into the food? Answered

I am afraid to use the microwave oven much because overusing it can possibly cause health problems in the future because of the radiation that emits into the food.  So I mainly use toaster ovens. should i be concerned, any experts in this field?  thank you.

Asked by smaxx 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


How to wire an MOT to have resonance

So I have two Mots One is bigger and another is smaller .. just in case .. and they both have the same wattage.. just letting you know just in case that's relevant.. also I have 3 MOCS or Microwave Oven Capacitors .. How Exactly would I wire it for resonance.. please no schematics .. just explain visually or textually but with as much detail as possible ..

Asked by TaeronR 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Toaster Oven Recipes - Need this category in FOOD

There needs to be either a contest for cooking stuff in a toaster oven, or a category in food for cooking in a toaster oven.  I'm going to college in a few months and I need yummy recipes and how to make them cook right in a toaster oven, since I can have one in my dorm.

Posted by hlagas 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Reusing an electric or gas oven as a wood burning stove...

Has anyone ever burned wood inside an electric or gas oven? I was thinking of modding and oven with refractory cement, and a water mist sprayer,for bread baking, when it occurred to me that broken gas/electric ovens are cheap, mostly air tight and temperature resistant,to say the least. Obviously burning wood in them is not an UL approved usage, but clearly these devices are tested a lot more than your average barrel stove design.. So, any experience with this idea?

Posted by Ronyon 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Can I cook in a fireplace without a dutch oven? Answered

 I would like to cook in my fireplace, but I don't want to have to purchase a dutch oven. I know about the foil method, but could I use recipes meant for dutch ovens in a cast-iron pot, which I could then place on the coals?

Asked by noahh 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago