but there are certain foods that should not be microwaved due to safety concerns
Microwaving carbonated drinks can lead to unexpected explosions.
This can cause pressure to build up inside, leading to explosions.
This can create sparks and even plasma due to the high water content.
such as plastic wrap or Styrofoam trays, can release harmful chemicals into the food.
They can release capsaicin into the air, which can irritate your eyes and respiratory system.
The handled carry-out containers have metal, which could spark, causing a fire.
Heating tomato sauces in the microwave often ends in splatters.
ensure you loosen the lid or leave a small vent to allow steam to escape safely.
Microwaving foods that are extremely dry can lead to fires or sparks.
Never start an empty microwave oven. This could damage the machine and may even start a fire.
Always use microwave-safe dishes and stir or rotate the food to ensure even cooking.
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by Chandrashekhar Jenamoni