What Materials Products Can You Microwave?

Steel

Q: We can often see the advertisements, read microwave oven manuals and even watch cartoons for kids, where they tell us not to put any steel objects inside the microwave oven. But if we look closer at the device, we can see that the surface of the microwave both outside and inside is made of…

Ceramic

Q: Ceramic is probably one of the most popular materials used to make dishes, vases and other tableware. What is more, modern kitchen trends suggest giving preference to savage country style in our homes. Therefore, we often find ourselves heating, cooking and eating food from ceramic plates. Is it healthy? Why can’t we microwave ceramic…

Plastic

Q: What about plastic? Some of it cannot go in the microwave. How to know which plastics are good to heat in the microwave oven when reading labels is not an option? Can I Microwave Plastic? You need to be very careful. Remember that plastic must sustain the temperature of 130-140°С to be named microwaveable….

Tupperware

Q: Tupperware is an icon of the American cooking which has been widely spread in Europe, at the Asian kitchens and worldwide. Apparently, some of the Tupperware products are not suitable for the microwave; others are prohibited for its grilling mode only. Can you microwave Tupperware and how do you know that one container is…

Cardboard

Q: Sometimes you are pretty lazy to cook or you are so busy, that you buy ready-to-eat food in the store or order it online. Once in a while this happens to all of us. As you might guess, one of the most ordered delicacies is pizza. It’s faster, cheaper, less stressful and 24/7 in…

Glass

Q: The best dishes for microwave are made of glass and that’s not a secret for anyone. But what about a wine glass, a crystal salad bowl or a baby bottle of milk? Are these types of glass safe for a microwave oven? Let’s sort it out. What Types of Glass Can I Microwave? If…

Water

Q: After a couple years of heating and cooking in a microwave, we finally question ourselves whether it’s safe to microwave water. The oven helps us to heat up food or quickly prepare individual ingredients for more complex recipes such as melted chocolate, softened butter or ice cream. But what if you decided to make…

Mason Jars

Q: What is the first thing that pops up in your mind at hearing the words Mason jar: canned food or preserving or pickles? We bet you’ve also thought of Halloween decorations, Christmas handmade bulbs and somewhere to put a bunch of flowers. Have you ever wondered if you could place one of those super…

Rubber

Q: If you are asking about the possibility to microwave rubber, you might be an amateur scientist who wants to heat up rubber elastic bands, or a new mommy who would like to dry your baby’s rubber ducks after bath. There are also some rubber food containers in which you might like microwaving your food….

Styrofoam

Q: Styrofoam is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry to keep things sterile, as an insulation material in building, or a packing material in trading and manufacturing goods. Yesterday you bought a new gadget packed in styrofoam, and now you are about to microwave that piece of meat from the restaurant in a foam food container….