May 19, 2024, 01:48 PM IST

8 things to never put in microwave

Pravrajya Suruchi

Metal Containers: Metal reflects microwaves and can cause sparking or even fires.

Tightly Sealed Containers: Microwaves heat food by creating steam. Heating liquids or food in airtight containers can cause them to explode

Plastic Wrap: Regular plastic wrap is not heat-safe and can melt or warp when microwaved.

Styrofoam Cups and Containers: Styrofoam is not heat-safe and can leach harmful chemicals into your food when microwaved.

Hot Peppers: Microwaving hot peppers can concentrate their capsaicin oils, the compound that makes them spicy.

Raw Eggs: Microwaving raw eggs can be dangerous because uneven heating can leave cold spots where harmful bacteria can survive.

Frozen Meat (in large chunks): Microwaving large, frozen hunks of meat can lead to uneven cooking.

Anything Unknown: If you're unsure whether something is microwave-safe, err on the side of caution and use another heating method.

Disclaimer: This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports