How To: Melt a Beer Bottle in the Microwave

Melt a Beer Bottle in the Microwave

Melt some glass in your kitchen microwave. BUT WHY?!! Why would anyone want to DO such a thing?

This video tutorial will show you how to do this crazy science experiment. You'll need a microwave, a beer bottle, and you'll need a electric start (propane would work also) blow torch, too. You're going to need to empty the beer bottle first before attempting this. Then just make sure you have your safety goggles on and make the Bud glow, glow to the point of melting.

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i did this
not a good idea
you will destroy your microwave

plasma?

The plasma sparks are pretty cool...

oh no i love my microwave.

it doesn't look like he took much care of his microwave before he started melting bottles. re: all the food splatters seen around 1:30.

Also: a lot of these how-to types wear lumberjack shirts, i've noticed.

"yep, too hot to touch"

genius.

That's a famous microwave oven. It was used to develop all the tricks featured on "Unwise Microwave Experiments" page starting back around 1995. It appeared on KIRO CH7 Seattle on a segment about microwave hazards. It's seen LOTS of ball-lightnings, burning argon bags, and xmas-ornament light-shows.

No, this stuff doesn't destroy your oven. However, some ovens have weak metal/ceramic bonds on their magnetron tubes, and if the tube gets too hot, the seal can crack and destroy the vacuum. The one thing microwave ovens dislike, is to run empty for many minutes. So, it's best to buy a $5 microwave from a garage sale. Use that as your "experiments" microwave. That also keeps all the charred paint and burned plastic stink away from your food!

you say to remove the glass plate from the microwave beacause it absorbe energy but you say later that if the glass is not heated that the microwave dosen't do anything

What the point? What a waste of time!

what is the purpose of this? you just have too much time on your hands.

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