We really like our microwave! It’s super convenient for heating up food quickly and enjoying leftovers from the previous night. However, it’s important to remember that not everything can be microwaved. Some foods or things can actually blow up or cause even worse problems.
If you’ve cooked eggs in advance and want to warm them up later, there’s something important you should know. It’s not safe to reheat a boiled egg, whether it’s already peeled or still in its shell, because it can explode and create a big mess. It may even cause burns. However, there’s a safe way to warm up boiled eggs: by cutting them into four pieces before reheating.
If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to wait for your kettle to boil water, you might have thought about heating it in the microwave instead. But be careful, because heating water in the microwave can also be dangerous. The water can get too hot and cause burns. So, it’s probably safer to use the kettle.
Peppers are hot and spicy. When you heat them in the microwave, the spiciness of the peppers (called capsaicin) turns into a gas and spreads in the air. When you open the microwave, this hot and spicy air can irritate your nose, eyes, throat, and so on. It’s better to roast or grill the peppers instead to avoid this.
If you have food left over from last night in a container with handles or made of styrofoam, it’s better to put the food in a different container before heating it again. Heating styrofoam can let out harmful chemicals, and containers with handles might have metals that could start a fire. To be safe, read the instructions on the container to see if it’s safe to use in the microwave.
Always make sure there’s food in the microwave before turning it on. If you start the microwave without anything inside, it might start a fire or harm the machine.
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