Microwave question !
I have always been told (by various chefs) never to microwave anything in a plastic container but to always to decant it into glass or earthernware first. Reason given was that microwaves react with the molecular structure of the plastic and can contaminate the food.
OK - sounds like a good reason - so I always have decanted things on the odd occasion that I've used a microwave cooker - but - thought occurs - if microwaves really do mess up the plastic molecules, what is stopping them from doing the same with glass or earthenware ?
Some plastics are microwave safe and are labelled as such. Other plastics change shape in the microwave due to melting. Glass without metal inside it
will not heat up in the microwave is my understanding of it.
I'm with mary on that one. urban myth methinks.
I'm sure Eorl will chime in any time now.
LOL! Thanks everyone !
I think cling film was a big no no because of the contamination fear.
Plastics are softer than glass or oven-fired cookware. When they heat up, they may shed some molecules, even if they do not actually melt (by melt, I
mean soften to the point of changing shape).
Glass or oven-fired cookware have shed any molecules which heat would make them shed (for example, the moisture is fired out of kiln-fired cookware). Their structure is more rigid. You may be aware that glass bottles or china or stoneware cups are commonly used for premium beverages. When plastic is used, it is usually for cheapness and convenience--certainly not for superior flavor. If a beverage is left in plastic too long (for months or years), its flavor will suffer--even if it is a cold beverage.
Sometimes you can detect the fact of the plastic shedding molecules by the "hot plastic" smell. Or, you may taste the difference when eating off a heated plastic tray.
What did I tell you all?
Not only that, but they have found that even the plastic bags that cornflakes come in inside the cardboard pollute the contents.
Microwave my lunch everyday in plastic container still living after all these years
This "vessel" is far from empty.
I hope you aren't "full of it"......:
Thing is - this could be a pleasant place to be if we didn't automatically expect the worst from others.
I'm sorry for not coddling the troll.
Please delete my account and I'll never come back.
“Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right
purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.”