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8 things you should never put in the microwave

Aluminum foil tops the list of things that should not be put in the microwave. It will catch a fire.

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Another material that is likely to start a fire inside the microwave is paper. Hence, do not pop a paper bag in the microwave if you don't want to have a blazing inferno in your kitchen.

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Do not be fooled by those seemingly innocent Chinese takeout boxes. They usually have metal handles and putting them in the microwave will make them fire hasards.

Do not be fooled by those seemingly innocent Chinese takeout boxes. They usually have metal handles and putting them in the microwave will make them fire hasards.

Make sure to read if plastic storage containers are safe for microwave use. Remember, they are plastic and will melt inside the microwave. It will not cost more than 2 seconds to verify if they are safe to be put in there.

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Note that heating stuff in the microwave without some form of protection or a lid is like inviting disaster to occur. If you are heating red sauce, make sure to put a cover to avoid red sauce splattered all over your microwave.

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Fruits should not also be put in the microwave especially grapes and raisins. They will explode and burn.

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Fruits should not also be put in the microwave especially grapes and raisins. They will explode and burn.

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Styrofoam is another material that will not be able to take the heat of the microwave. Do not put it in unless otherwise specified on the container.

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Last but not the least, do not try to cook eggs in the microwave. They will blow up.

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Last but not the least, do not try to cook eggs in the microwave. They will blow up.

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