7 things you should never microwave

The microwave is a great convenience, but there are a few things you should never cook in one. Here are a few of them.

1. Foil

Metal reflects microwave rays, potentially causing fire.

2. China

Microwaves can ruin china by igniting metal paint

3. Plastic

Anything plastic can melt, leaching estrogen-like chemicals.

4. Breast milk

Scalding pockets of heat can form in microwaved breast milk.

5. Hot peppers

Steam from microwaved hot peppers can damage your eyes.

6. Frozen meat

Meat thawed unevenly can cause food poisoning.

7. Nothing

Running an empty microwave will cause it to fry itself.

Improper microwave usage can be fatal - be safe.

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Source: Bob Vila