21st October 2019


What kind of metal can you put in a microwave?

It probably goes against everything you've been told, but some metal is microwave-safe. Most microwave guides will let you know whether you can safely use materials like aluminum foil, metal trays, and food packaging like popcorn bags. Always follow the advice specific to your oven.

Hereof, what are microwave safe containers made of?

Make sure glass or ceramic containers have the “microwave-safe” label and do not contain any materials, such as rims, made of gold or other materials not safe for the microwave. Be aware that, contrary to popular belief, you can microwave some Styrofoam or other polystyrene containers.

What not to put in the microwave?

15 things to never put in the microwave
  • Paper bags. Paper bags can release toxins that can potentially catch fire.
  • Take-out containers. If the container has any metal, don't put it in the microwave!
  • Yogurt & butter containers.
  • Eggs.
  • Styrofoam.
  • Grapes.
  • Cookware with metal trim.
  • Sauce or dip without a cover.
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