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Don’t Burn Your House Down. Learn These 13 Microwavable No-Nos And Save Yourself From Disaster.

Ever wonder why things say “microwavable safe” and some don”t? It”s not totally clear because that machine is a tote of scientific puzzles. Have no anxiety, cursory reader, here”s a microwave cheat sheet that”ll make you look like the electronic Iron Chef…

1. Chinese Take Out Containers: Many folks forget that even though the carton is created of cardboard, the strange metal handle is an enormous fire hazard.

1. Chinese Take Out Containers: Many people forget that although the box is made from cardboard, the odd metal handle is a huge fire hazard.

2. Eggs: I”m not certain where folks got the brilliant thought to make hard boiled eggs in the microwave, but it”s a rookie error. The fast heat from the microwaves creates lots of steam in the egg. The steam has nowhere to go… so it bursts.

2. Eggs: I

3. Lunch Totes: Paper and plastic bags should not ever be placed in the microwave. They are able to emit poisonous fumes and light on fire.

3. Lunch Bags: Paper and plastic bags should never be put in the microwave. They can emit toxic fumes and light on fire.

4. Styrofoam Containers: Everyone should understand this by now, when microwaved, but styrofoam is plastic and will leek in your food.

4. Styrofoam Containers: Everyone should know this by now, but styrofoam is plastic and will likely leek into your food when microwaved.

5. Red Sauce With No Lid: See image. Ugh.

5. Red Sauce Without A Lid: See picture. Ugh.

6. Yogurt Containers: Designed for one time use only. They aren”t equipped to be microwaved because it’s going to warp the container and even melt down a number of the poisonous plastic in your food.

6. Yogurt Containers: Designed for one time use only. They aren

7. FruitThe Majority Of fruit burn or will burst in the microwave. Don”t believe me? Throw a grape in and see what the results are.

7. Fruit: Most fruit will explode or burn in the microwave. Don

8. Hot peppers: They may combust they pop in your face and while in the microwave, but the actual risk is when you open it up. No one needs pepper juice in the eyes!

8. Hot peppers: They may burn while in the microwave, but the real danger is when you open it up and they pop in your face. No one wants pepper juice in the eyes!

9. Travel Mugs: Is it stainless steel? Subsequently don”t set it in.

9. Travel Mugs: Is it stainless steel? Then don

10. Plates With Metallic Trim: The name says it all: metal is a no no.

10. Plates With Metallic Trim: The name says it all: metal is a no-no.

11. Plastic Storage Containers: Bottom line, if it doesn”t say microwaveable safe, don”t use it.

11. Plastic Storage Containers: Bottom line, if it doesn

12. Aluminum Foil: It”s alloy and it”ll begin a fire.

12. Aluminum Foil: It

13. Nothing: Without anything to focus on the microwaves, you may actually cause the microwave to cook itself and self destruct. Don”t say we didn”t warn you.

13.  Nothing: Without anything to focus the microwaves on, you will literally cause the microwave to cook itself and self-destruct. Don

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