Your microwave is probably your most time-saving appliance in your home! Though a microwave can be a convenient way to get your meals on the go, there are some limitations and not knowing them can not only cause damage but could lead to unnecessary illness. So here are 3 things that should never come in contact with your microwave.
1. Certain Containers
Plastic Tupperware, styrofoam, and Chinese food containers should never enter your microwave. Plastic Tupperware and styrofoam aren’t always microwavable safe, and you risk the chance of melting them. Beyond the melt, they also could release chemicals which you don’t want leaking into last night’s leftovers. Chinese food containers are made of cardboard and the handle’s metal, if not adequately watched you could be dealing with sparks and fires. To keep your food free of chemicals and your microwave fire free, always heat up your food on a microwavable safe plate.
2. Certain foods
There are just some foods that will be more of a headache than a time saver if microwaved. Peppers, eggs and raw meats are a micro- no! Heating up peppers can increase the heat of the pepper and burn your eyes when it comes time to remove them. Eggs are more likely to explode leaving with a sticky mess, and defrosting meats can cause bacteria growth and bad results. So when it comes to certain foods, there’s just some you should leave for the stove!
Be sure to only turn on your microwave when it’s occupied. Microwaves use rays to heat up the food, and with nothing to absorb it, you are putting your machine at risk. The primary element will wind up absorbing the radiation and could lead to fire or explosion. So no matter what, never let your microwave run on empty.
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