In the modern world, many household things have been simplified by the advent of the microwave, but its use requires compliance with minimum safety rules. It is clear that it is not worth drying pets in it (there have been precedents) and using dishes with a gold border. And what other things cannot be put inside it, even for a minute?
1. Eggs in shell
Under the influence of microwaves, steam is generated in a raw egg, which does not find a way out and the shell bursts.
2. Vintage tableware
Most often, such dishes contain compounds of lead and other heavy metals, which, when heated, can get on food and cause serious harm to the body.
3. Containers from fast food
Takeout food is most often packed in polystyrene foam containers, which retain heat well, but when exposed to microwaves, they release harmful chemicals that are dangerous to human health.
4. Paper bags
Never reheat food in paper bags from supermarkets, they can not only provoke a fire, but also release a lot of toxic substances.
5. Dry sponge for washing dishes
To get rid of bacteria, you should only heat a wet sponge in the microwave. But a dry sponge under the influence of microwaves can easily catch fire.
6. Cookware with metal elements
Even a small metal rim on a plate, when exposed to microwaves, can provoke a fire.
7. Fresh herbs
Do not put fresh herbs in the microwave in order to dry them out. Parsley, dill, and other herbs contain too little liquid and can catch fire if overexposed.
Foil blocks the action of microwaves, so do not reheat food wrapped in foil, as this can lead to sparks and fire.
9. Thermos mug
Often, stainless steel is used to make thermos mugs, and this is a sure way to a fire.
Drying your clothes or linen in the microwave is not a good idea, even if you really need to. Dry fabrics may catch fire when exposed to microwaves.
Under the influence of microwaves, steam is generated inside the watermelon, therefore, if you do not want to see how beautifully the watermelon will explode inside the oven, you should not heat the whole watermelon in the microwave.
When exposed to microwaves, a CD can ignite very quickly and can even cause an explosion.
13. Plastic containers
Most plastic products release harmful estrogen-like substances that can enter food when the plastic is heated in a microwave oven.
This healthy product, heated in the microwave, loses 97% of useful elements and vitamins.