RE: [Histonet] Microwave Staining
Dave asks whether lab microwaves are any
different behind the label. The answer is, some
are, and some aren't. Many lab microwaves start
life as kitchen microwaves, and have their
electronics replaced. Others are built from the
ground up for the lab. It's important to ask,
and you get what you pay for.
That being said, what all lab microwaves should provide are:
° vented cavity for safety
° accurate, reproducible, calibrated power or temperature control
° tested protocols for whatever application you need
° cycle time of 2 seconds or less or continuous power option
° agitation or stirring
A NCCLS document is in the final stages which
will address the use of domestic microwaves in
At 5:47 PM +0100 4/14/04, Edmondson David (RBV) NHS Christie Tr wrote:
>Just to say that we have been using domestic microwaves for years,
>replacement is relatively simple and inexpensive. Matsui 650 watt and Sharp
>650 watt were fine but now a Sharp 800 watt.
>We have always gone for the digital/numerical keypad versions, so entering
>the times has been staightforward.
>So are the lab variety any different behind the label?
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