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Re: I'm curious how to offset this risk.

Bill Howatt
A makes the most sense, keep some moisture.

The bowl of water in B would likely absorb most of the energy and lengthen the drying time. This is similar to the potatoes in your supper getting hot and the meat doesn't get as hot (or vica versa).

Damage to the magnetron would depend on what standing waves are set up and how much power gets reflected back and if there is any safety circuits. When I worked with large klystrons we had reflected power detectors, arc detectors, etc in the waveguides to shut the power off immediately if there was a detection. Another memory lane experience!

Bill

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