8 Things You Should Never Put In The Microwave
8 Things You Should Never, Ever Microwave
It's not called "nuking" for nothing.
We're sorry but Pinterest is lying to you. Eggs cannot be hard-boiled in the microwave. As the appliance generates rapid heat, steam forms inside the egg but has nowhere to go. So the steam puts pressure on the shell until the egg explodes, leaving you with a horrible mess to clean up.
Surprisingly, water should be off limits. When heated in the microwave, plain water doesn't form bubbles, which can help cool it down. Instead it becomes superheated and can scald you. Either use a pot or kettle on the stove, or heat it in the microwave for longer in small increments.
Defrosting meat in the microwave is tough—thin edges can overcook while the middle remains cold as ice. This uneven distribution of heat can allow bacteria to grow. Do yourself a favor and thaw it the safest way: letting it sit in the fridge overnight.
Many may already know this, but metal does not fare well in the microwave. Even the thinnest, tiniest amount of metal could start a fire so keep travel mugs and metallic-trimmed China out of there, too.
Before you try your hand at microwave compote, keep in mind that grapes explode, apples implode, and raisins smoke up.
Whether it your morning coffee or last night's take-out, the styrofoam packaging has go to go before you nuke anything. The flimsy plastic will melt and emit dangerous fumes you definitely don't want to be consuming.
Not much happens to the pepper itself, but your eyes and throat are sure to burn once you open the microwave and the chemical it releases into the air hit your face.
Video: Top 10 Things You Should NEVER Put In The Microwave
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