Futuristic Microwave Makes Sure Your Food Is Always Cooked Perfectly (Video)

by Robert Anthony

These days, it's almost impossible to not use a microwave at home.

Whether you're lazily attempting to reheat cold pizza from the night before or simply throwing a bag of Orville Redenbacher's finest popcorn in before you hit play on Netflix's "House of Cards," microwaves are extremely necessary.

But what if there were a way to optimize their use?

We've all been there -- you know, those times when you pop a frozen item in the microwave for over 5 minutes just to find it's still not even halfway cooked when the timer runs out. That's precisely why super creative Mark Rober decided to create the first-ever Heat Map Microwave.

How it works is simple: Each microwave features an infrared camera above the glass plate where your food sits. The camera then feeds out heat map footage to an external screen located on the outside of the microwave.

From there, you'll be able to use the coloring on the screen to determine whether your food is fully heated or not.

With infrared technology becoming more affordable, Rober was able to update the way microwaves work.

In order to make this microwave a reality outside of Rober's kitchen, you'll need to sign this petition.

Check out the video above for a closer look.