Microwave is a necessity which can cook and heat food quickly in times of need. However, it can be harmful if not proper care is taken in items that are placed inside the microwave. There are certain things that are microwave safe but others can ignite a raging fire almost instantly. We have collected 12 such items which you should never place in your microwave.
1. Fine China
Most fine china has metal inside and the paint on china cannot with stand high temperatures which results in cracking and distorting china utensils.
2. Metal Utensils
Even a small amount of metal can send supercharged plasma shooting through the appliance. It is strongly advisable not to place metal utensils in microwaves.
3. Styrofoam Containers
If styrofoam containers are put in a microwave, the plastic from it will melt into your food. This can be extremely dangerous for your health.
4. Lunch Bags
Lunch bags can release toxic and erupt into flames when placed in microwave.
5. Marshmallow Peeps
Marshmallow peeps can easily catch fire if you put them for more than five minutes inside the microwave. It can also expand to about 200% in size.
6. Aluminium Foil
Aluminium foil has metallic properties and can be hazardous for the microwave since it will erupt into flames easily.
It is said that sponge can be disinfected if put in microwave. This is not true at all. The sponge will catch fire and leave a nasty burn in the microwave.
If you put bread inside a microwave for more than 10 seconds, the bread will become hard and stale.
9. Hot Pepper
Never put hot pepper, especially the dry kind inside the microwave. The active ingredient inside the pepper vaporizes when exposed to microwave. It will be extremely unpleasant to get an handful of chillies to your face.
If you try to boil egg in microwave, it explodes. The reason is that protein inside the hard shell expands when heated at high temperatures which ultimately leads to explosion.
11. Red Sauce
If you put red sauce (tomato sauce) inside the microwave without any lid, it will splatter across the microwave.
12. Water In A Mug
If you try to boil water in the microwave, it will become super-heated and might explode on extra time right in your hands when you try to use a tea bag.