10 Things You Should Never (Ever!) Microwave

10 Things You Should Never (Ever!) Microwave




Did you know that popping the wrong things in the microwave could make you sick, expose you to harmful chemicals, or even can start a fire? Here are 10 things you should never, ever microwave!

Broccoli


Broccoli

Broccoli loses up to 97% of its beneficial nutrients when cooked in a microwave with water.

Frozen Fruit


Frozen Fruit

Defrosting frozen fruit in a microwave can convert their beneficial glucoside and galactoside into carcinogenic substances.

Defrost Meat


frozen Meat

Meats cooked longer than 6 minutes in a microwave lose half of its B-12 content.



Food Covered in Plastic Wrap/Containers


Food Covered in Plastic Wrap/Containers

Heating up plastic can release harmful toxic chemicals into your food.

Aluminum Foil


Aluminum Foil

It’s a metal which could easily spark or catch fire. In case you want to heat leftovers, remove the foil before heating.

Styrofoam Containers


Styrofoam Containers

Styrofoam is a type of plastic, which doesn’t mix well with microwave temperatures.

Breast Milk


Breast Milk

Microwaving breast milk destroys some of its disease-fighting properties. The recommended way to warm breast milk is to stand it in a container of warm water.

Plates With Metallic Rims


Plates With Metallic Rims

Always remember, anything with metal will cause a fire!

Sauce or Dip Without a Cover


Sauce or Dip Without a Cover

Putting any type of sauce or dip in the microwave without a cover will just end up leaving a huge mess.

Nothing


Running empty microwave oven

Turning it on with nothing in there can damage the microwave, and even start a fire.

Have you ever put something in the microwave that you shouldn’t have?



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