What better use of radiation than to cook our food. Microwaves emit high energy particles that both heat and penetrate food allowing the microwave to cook foods more thoroughly than any other type of oven.
Benefits of microwaves are beyond cooking food evenly. Microwave cook times are only challenged by the most aggressive flash friers. Items such as pop-tarts have cooking times as short as 3 seconds.
Another benefit of microwaves is power. Typical ovens radiate heat. loosing most of their energy to the open air. Microwaves use only a fraction of the power that a typical conduction oven uses.