Who knew you can’t put this stuff in the microwave either?

We know about…

Aluminum Foil – doesn’t play nice with microwaves.

Plastic Containers – One-time use plastic containers — such as yogurt, margarine or sour cream — shouldn’t be used in the microwave. They’re intended just for one time use and aren’t equipped to withstand high heat. The containers could warp or melt in the microwave, which can release chemicals into your food.

But you can’t microwave THESE either:

Chinese Take Out Containers – risk of catching on fire

Paper – Keep paper bags, plastic bags or newspapers out of the microwave. They are not sanitary, may cause a fire, and may emit toxic fumes

Eggs – Don’t let the internet fool you — making hard boiled eggs in the microwave oven is trouble. The rapid heat from the microwaves creates a lot of steam in the egg. The steam has no where to go except to explode out so that’s exactly what it does.

Styrofoam containers – If you are still reheating your take out in these containers, keep this in mind: styrofoam is a type of plastic. And plastic doesn’t play nice in the microwave — unless otherwise marked on the container.

Rimmed plates – Some plates are rimmed with metals, be careful!!

Travel mugs – Many travel mugs are not safe to put in the microwave. If it’s made from stainless steel, don’t nuke it. The stainless steel will block the heat from warming your coffee or tea and can damage your microwave.
If it’s plastic, check the bottom of the mug to see if it’s marked as microwave safe.

Nothing – If you turn the microwave on with nothing in it you’ll probably blow the whole thing. Since there is nothing to absorb the microwaves, like food, the magnetron — the thing that makes the microwave function — ends up absorbing the microwaves and essentially self destructs.

One thought on “Who knew you can’t put this stuff in the microwave either?

  1. A London Crime Stoppers billboard recently erected near the busiest intersection in downtown Strathroy-Caradoc displays a tainted message that is not factual nor complete while at the same time using a “fear tactic” wording.
    I have always been a supporter of Crime Stoppers and their efforts to collect factual and correct information to solve crime. It now appears that crime stoppers is entering the world of politics which is not in its original mandate. This billboard portrays the many law abiding sportsman and hunters in the region as threats to a safe society.
    It is particularly disappointing that Crime Stoppers erected this billboard in Strathroy-Caradoc as it is still trying to cope with the events of August 10, 2016, that ended with the death of suspected terrorist, Aaron Driver. Those involved and the community at large where all impacted by the incident. The police officers, especially the officer of record who did what needed to be done, have all been emotionally affected and must carry it with them for the rest of their lives.
    Strathroy-Caradoc doesn’t need a billboard containing a message of terror as a reminder.
    While the OFAH, NFA and other organizations are voicing objections to this billboard campaign, you can convey your thoughts to London Crime Stoppers… their number is on the billboard


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