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 good for microwaving and the other is not?
Can I Microwave Tupperware?
A microwave oven allows you to save 80% of time compared to regular methods of cooking.
As long as the microwaved food will practically never stick to the dish, you can forget about using fat.
Also, the microwaves split oils making the dish more dietetic.
Finally, you are able to microwave dishes without water that washes many vitamins and minerals out of the food.
The only missing thing in this story is a special high-quality microwaveable container. Undoubtedly, it’s Tupperware.
There are two special purposes of the Tupperware products:
- Heating (use microwaveable containers from the New wave series with an innovative coating Color Control. It protects the dish from vegetable stains (beet or carrots).
- Cooking (rice cooker, omelette ware, MicroGourmet portioned containers for steaming without fat supplements).
Which Tupperware Products Can Go In a Microwave?
The dishes made of artificial materials which pass well the microwaves are the MicroPlus series.
The advantages of the microtherm material which is used to make Tupperware MicroPlus containers are as follows:
- Withstands temperatures up to 200°С (so it’s cool to defrost and cook food in MicroPlus)
- Doesn’t crack
- Withstands sudden temperature changes
- Very light
- Multifunctional and attractive design (you may serve food directly in the container)
Another series of products is called Tupperware UltraPlus. This series uses an innovative 21st century material that is light and fireproof, so the containers are quite universal for cooking both in the microwave and in the oven.
Is Tupperware Silicone Microwave-Safe?
The silicone molds are produced of a high quality silicone that withstands temperatures from -25C to 200C. They are absolutely safe for the microwave (but never grilled!)
The molds are durable and withstand sudden temperature changes, so you can get them out of the freezer and microwave right away.
By using the silicone Tupperware molds, you can cook a lot of delicacies like:
- Casseroles etc.
The most attractive peculiarity of the silicone Tupperware is no need to oil the mold. You just sprinkle it with a little water and place the food as needed. They are very convenient for extracting the dessert.
Also, your dish will be healthier and less fattening.
Besides, silicone baking molds have attractive design.
What Are the Precaution Measures For Microwaving Tupperware?
You should never ever put any of the Tupperware containers in the microwave if you have any doubts about its safety.
Read the labels carefully and they will help you to decide whether you make the right decision or not (some of the containers are not even good for heating.)
A microwave-safe marking looks like several waves on the bottom of the container.
Once you’ve learnt that your container is safe for microwaving, go ahead. If it reads that the container is for reheating only, do so.
Mind that you won’t use the Tupperware on a stove, in the conventional oven etc. It’s good for microwaving only.
Unfortunately, Tupperware is subject to small imperceptible scratches. To avoid them, use wooden or plastic spoon/spade.
As a reminder, you need to use gloves or potholders because the container may be really hot. Don’t forget to cool the containers before you give it to your husband or child.
Try to cook healthy and less caloric food in the microwave.