Preparing food in the microwave is completely safe, at least most of the time. However, there are things that you should definitely keep away from microwave if you want to avoid explosions, the appearance of weird bacteria, the fire and the leak of chemicals in your food! Below find out which 8 things and foods you should never use in the microwave oven.
You can prepare eggs in the microwave as long as they are previously broken. If you try to cook cooked eggs, the water from the eggs will turn into a vapor that will collect under the shell. When this happens, prepare for the explosion and pieces of eggs all over the interior of your microwave oven.
If you are a fan of microwave cooking, prepare for bad news. Plain paper bags are no better alternative to buying popcorn in bags that are packed with chemicals. Any kind of adhesive or ink on the bag can drop the vapor when exposed to high temperatures. Also, there is a risk that your bag will light up throughout this process.
Just like eggs, and fruit contains a large amount of water that can be converted into a water vapor and accumulated until a very messy explosion occurs inside your microwave oven. Perhaps the microwave oven heating does not seem to be a logical choice, but more and more new recipes advise exactly this kind of preparation. If you want to try them out, first cut the fruit on the slices first - although the water content will remain the same, in this way water can not remain trapped under the bark.
The microwave oven can be the only rescuer if it's time to prepare a lunch, and you just remembered that you did not freeze the meat to prepare. However, unless you prepare the frozen meat immediately, avoid this method. Using a microwave oven can cause certain parts of the meat to become warm, which can lead to the development of bacteria. If you do not prepare meat immediately, it's a great chance that it will break down.
Food in plastic containers
Plastic containers and foil present an obvious risk of melting if they are too heated in the microwave oven. But if you are planning to quickly heat the food in a plastic container wrapped with transparent film, it's still a potentially bad idea. Plastic containers contain chemicals that can leak into your food, so replace plastics with glass or ceramic dishes, if you want to cover food use paper towels.
Although most recipes do not require you to heat up oil in a microwave oven, you may want to make yourself a massage oil or some other body care product. Although this method is not excessively dangerous, it is not even overly effective. Namely, the microwave ovens heat food and liquid by sending electromagnetic waves through water particles, which makes them vibrate and warm. But since the oil almost does not contain water, this will not get much warm in this way.
Food in aluminum foil
In the simplest way, heating aluminum foil can cause sparks that will in many cases cause a fire. If you want to reheat food residues from the last meal, first remove them from the foil.
Unless you plan to buy a new microwave oven, avoid burning when there is nothing in it. Although it seems obvious, there are cases in which people lit an empty microwave after which it would overheat and simply extinguish. Why is this happening? Since the aforementioned electromagnetic waves travel with water molecules, when the microwave oven is empty there is nothing to absorb these waves, which can lead to a potential disaster.