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Microwave Safety 101

Dec 10

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12/10/2012 6:16 AM  RssIcon

Microwaves can make quick work of many things you need to cook. Unfortunately, they can also start fires very quickly if you’re not careful. Metal objects in the microwave can spark and start fires very easily so never use aluminum foil or metal objects. Be careful that even your coffee mugs don’t have any metal accents or anything that could set off a fire when you’re heating your coffee.

Only use microwave safe containers and dishes in the microwave to avoid melting or breaking. Melting plastic can cause spills but hard containers that aren’t capable of withstanding rapid temperature changes could not only rupture in the microwave but even worse could rupture when cold air hits it as you open the door. 

When you open containers, make sure you open them away from your face so no hot contents pop up into your face including any hot steam. This as well as using a hot pad to handle the container should help you avoid burns.

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