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A microwave is extremely practical because it enables us to serve cold dishes at the push of a button turn into a delicious, warm dish within minutes. That heating food in the microwave itself Cause cancer can is a myth.
However, there are some containers and foods that have no place in the tried and tested kitchen appliance. Because heating can not only be harmful to your health, but in some cases also to one explosion or a big mess in the kitchen.
In this article we have put together 13 foods for you that in Combination with the microwave are an absolute no-go!
Just like with other types of peeled vegetables placing a potato in the microwave can be extremely risky. The worst-case scenario would be an explosion.
At Potatoes and sweet potatoes it is necessary to pierce the skin so that it does not pose any risk to you when heated. Because potatoes also lots of bacteria frolic, it is rather unhealthy to warm them up briefly in the microwave. Unless you feel like a bad stomach. Therefore, preferably choose the classic variant and prepare your potatoes in the cooking pot to. This may take a little longer, but it is much safer and healthier.
Everyone knows that plastic containers should not be put in the microwave, and yet not everyone adheres to them. Many things that are made of plastic contain chemicalsthat can get into the food when heated. According to a study published by scientists, 95% of the 450 plastic products tested, from bottles to containers, Bisphenol A released, which acts as a hormone and can adversely affect your health.
However there is special microwave-safe plastic dishesaccordingly featured is. When purchasing, check the packaging or an embossed mark on the bottom of the container. Even high quality microwaves Glass tableware is an elegant alternative.
3. Ice cream
On hot summer days there is nothing better than having one refreshing strawberry or vanilla ice cream to reward.
Many people come up with the idea of quickly heating ice cream and thawing it so that you can can enjoy a small portion of it. Although this may be very tempting due to the time saved, it is unfortunately not necessarily clever.
You should never do that if they Ice cream still in the pot and is best to do without it entirely. This maneuver is Not only dangerous, but can also be toxic be. So it’s best to leave your ice cream a few seconds outside the refrigerator instead of heating it up in this risky way.
Broccoli lands like thanks to its healthy ingredients anti-inflammatory flavonoids especially like on the plate.
He is also rich in valuable vitamins and other strengthening ingredients such as carotene, vitamin B1, B2, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, folic acid and bitter substances. The healthy properties of broccoli have a positive effect on our immune system, strengthen the nerves and the cardiovascular system and at the same time boost the metabolism.
However, it is one of the types of vegetables that is absolutely unsuitable for the microwave. When cooking on the stove, broccoli loses about 11% of the nutrients, while 97% is lost in the microwave. So let the green vegetables be gently steamed in the saucepan for about 15 minutes.
5. Frozen fruits
Warming up frozen fruit in the microwave can create dangerous carcinogens that can have harmful effects on the immune system. This in turn promotes the development of serious diseases such as cancer. As a result, it is best to get fruits like raspberries from the freezer let it thaw naturally.
By the way, you should too dried and fresh fruits do not put in the microwave. Whole grapes, for example, can explode, and dried fruit such as raisins can produce smoke. Other types of fruit such as melons are simply not up to the extreme temperatures. If they overheat, they will inedible and Apart from that, they lose their valuable vitamins. And who wants to do without it?
For those who don’t know: Acrylic is plastic. As you already know, any kind of plastic should never be put in the microwave.
The heating of food in acrylic utensils or plexiglass sets carcinogenic substances free. As a result, the material tends to tear inside or become opaque. You can also toxic fumes escape. The general rule is that you should not put any closed containers in the microwave. The risk of the container bursting is too great!
With vessels out Glass and porcelain you are usually correct, unless they are too filigree. Specially labeled microwave plastic can also be used.
Vegetable oils such as rapeseed or sunflower oil are wonderful for refining various dishes.
However, if you want to roast your food, you shouldn’t use a lot of oil in the microwave, as this can be very dangerous. The same applies if you Frying fat want to heat. Also fried foods like french fries generally do not belong in the microwave. The risk of explosion increases due to the high temperatures. However, smaller quantities are fine.
In the worst case, the oil could ignite when heated in the device and this would result in a fire that cannot be easily extinguished with water. In addition, form toxic fumes.
Margarine is often used as spreadable fat on bread, to refine certain dishes and for baking.
In this case, the problem is not how to heat the margarine itself, but how many people are too lazy to take it out of the pot and instead put it in the Plastic container to heat. This can extremely harmful to health be there this type of plastic is not suitable for high temperature or microwave.
If you only want to heat a small piece of butter or margarine and don’t put a saucepan on the stove, you should always have something special for them Dishes suitable for microwave use, ceramics or glass use.
9. Pizza boxes
Pizza boxes with non-metallic paper bases are suitable for heating pre-made pizzas directly in the oven. Cardboard slices can be used to bake pizza in an electric or conventional oven and are also suitable for the microwave. But try never metal-containing or printed boxes put in the microwave!
Often the pizza in the microwave becomes mushy rather than crispy. A good trick is that Pieces of pizza cut into pieces to put on a plate. Position a small glass of water in the microwave.
Cover the plate with a non-airtight hood so that the water vapor can develop its effect and the pizza is nice and tasty.
Like many fruits in supermarkets, bananas are of one kind Food wax overdrawn. This wax heats up through the dry, woody end of the banana and can cause a fire. Even if you have one unripe banana want to go green in record time, you’d better go for the oven decide.
Simply place a prepared banana place on a baking sheet that you lined with baking paper. Then you let the banana cook in a convection oven at around 150 degrees. Watch the bowl turn darker and darker. Then you can process the softer banana into delicious snacks such as pancakes or banana bread.
11. Baby bottles
Never use the nozzle to heat the baby bottle in the microwave, as it clog and pollute your kitchen can. However, the risk of an explosion is even greater. If you want to warm the bottle, you should only use special devices such as one Bottle warmer or a hot water bath use. A microwave is never a good option in this case.
By the way, the milk from a baby bottle should preferably have a temperature of 30 to 35 ℃ have, no more.
If the temperatures are too hot, the protective and nourishing substances lost in breast milk. Basically, you should rather feed your baby with colder milk than with milk that is too warm.
12. Closed containers
When we think about what is allowed in the microwave, we often forget that we are do not use closed containers should.
Instead, it is recommended to use the packaging or pots with open lid in the kitchen appliance to avoid the risk of explosion.
Who wants to find out whether the material of a vessel with a Microwave compatible can do this little trick: put a cup of cold water in the jar and place both in the kitchen utensil for a minute. If the water is then warmed up but the vessel is cold, the container has passed the test. However, if the vessel has warmed up, it is unsuitable.
13. Raw steak
Unless you’ve cut the steak into small pieces or your microwave has a specific function, you shouldn’t put the raw meat in the microwave. This is especially true if you want to use it for cooking.
The reason is that meat can remain raw or frozen in large pieces after a while in the microwave. Unfortunately, it will be there not evenly heated from all sides. This increases the likelihood that you will ingest harmful bacteria. Boiled, grilled or roasted meat however, you can of course warm up in the practical kitchen appliance and make it ready to serve.