I read with interest and article on my newsfeed written by Katie Askew in Reader’s Digest,
“12 Things You Should Really Never Microwave.” She mentioned eggs, meat, breast milk, all types of containers, certain plates, travel mugs, nothing (an empty microwave), cups of water, and old mugs you might have made at summer camp. Of course, whenever people write these lists, they omit major things. As a community service, with tongue in cheek, I want to add to the list:
1. Your hair. Even if your hair is long enough to put into the microwave oven and get the door closed, don’t do it. Use a blow dryer.
2. Your underwear. The microwave isn’t a short cut to cleaning your underwear. Use a washing machine.
3. Your pets. It might seem logical to dry your pet in the microwave. Bad idea, believe me. I learned that the hard way.
4. Your feet. Trust me on this one. The microwave will not cure foot fungus.
5. Your daughter’s new boyfriend. Okay, this one I haven’t tried. It might work.
6. Gun powder. That includes all ammunitions, pipe bombs, fireworks, and hand grenades. Just don’t try it.
7. Rocks for sauna or hot rock massage. Just doesn’t work. Use your BBQ.
8. Container of gasoline or diesel fuel. Well duh! You shouldn’t bring gas or flammable fuel into your home.
I hope these guidelines help you to known what you can’t microwave.