13 Random Things You Shouldn’t Microwave

By Epoch Video
Epoch Video
Epoch Video
July 23, 2014 Updated: July 24, 2014


Here is a list of 13 random things you shouldn’t microwave. Better take caution or you’ll be in a sea of trouble. 

1. Aluminum foil –  It catches fire, in case you didn’t know that.

2. Stainless steel travel mugs – The heat will be blocked from warming the liquid and this can damage your microwave.

3. Chinese Take – Out Boxes – The metal handles and plastic can start a fire. 

4. Styrofoam Containers – Styrofoam is a type of plastic and plastic is potentially very dangerous.

5. Plastic containers – The chemicals in plastic could end up in your food. 

6. Raisins –  As they cause smoke.

7. Grapes – Never microwave grapes, as they can catch on fire.

8. Plastic Bags – They are unsanitary, can cause a fire, and emit toxic fumes.

9. Brown Grocery Bags – They are just as dangerous as plastic bags can be. 

10. Eggs (in the shell) – The rapid heat builds pressure which causes it to explode.

11. Dried Hot Peppers – The chemical released from them can sting your eyes and burn your throat.

12. Sauce (without a cover) – If you microwave sauce, especially without any cover on it, it’ll cause a huge mess.

13. Nothing – A lack of water molecules to absorb the microwave will damage it.

Now, make sure to heat things up safely.