Can You Microwave Foam Plates?

Can you microwave foam plates?

Q. For convenience, I sometimes like to use the microwave reheating leftovers on a foam plate or in the foam container that I purchased from my favorite take-out restaurant. It seems to work fine for me, but I am curious if this is a safe method for heating food and how best to do this. […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Pyrex?

Microwave Pyrex

Q. I recently came across rumors online that Pyrex kitchenware can explode if you put it in the microwave. After reading this, I realized that pretty much everything I use for cooking is from the Pyrex brand. Some of them are even heirlooms. I haven’t had any issues using them in the microwave yet, but […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Starbucks Cups?

Starbucks cup

Q. I have a first-world problem that is probably very common for a lot of busy professionals in this day and age: I sometimes get so caught up with work that I forget to drink my quad vanilla soy latte before it gets cold. Is it safe for me to warm it back up by […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Tin Foil?

tin foil

Q. Can you microwave tin foil? Sometimes I have a sandwich wrapped in foil, and it would be easier to just stick the whole thing in the microwave instead of removing the foil and finding a plate to hold the food. I’ve also noticed some frozen food has foil containers that they say are microwave […] Read more »

Can You Microwave a Water Bottle?

Q. Hello, sometimes I like to store my milk in smaller water bottles to make more room in my refrigerator. Once in a while, I like to warm up some milk before bed to help me sleep. Is it safe to actually microwave these water bottles? I always hear contradicting information about what types of […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Lube?

Q. Hi there, I know this is a bit of an unusual question, but anyway. I have some basic personal lubricant that is water based, and it always feels ice cold when I squeeze it out of the bottle. How do I get it to reach a reasonable temperature? Can you microwave lube? A. No, […] Read more »

Can You Microwave a Yeti?

Can You Microwave a Yeti?

Q: Hello, I wanted to ask about my Yeti. I usually take it to the office in the morning for my coffee because it keeps it warm for a few hours. It holds a lot of liquid and sometimes I get busy during the day and don’t have time to drink it all before it […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Aluminum Takeout Containers?

Can you microwave aluminum takeout containers?

Q. Can you microwave aluminum takeout containers? If you can’t, what could go wrong? What about the container you brought home from the restaurant or a leftover pie? A. Aluminum foil is a versatile material that can be made into many different products for home and industrial use. If you look around your house, you […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Rubber?

Can you microwave rubber?

Q. I got into a fight with my wife recently. She says it is perfectly safe to microwave rubber containers, but I am pretty sure they would just melt! So my question to you is, can you microwave rubber? And if so, does it vary depending upon what kind of rubber it is? I’ve got […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Cardboard?

Can you microwave cardboard?

Q. I frequently have take-out or leftover foods in cardboard containers and want to reheat them without getting extra dishes dirty. Can you microwave cardboard? A. When you want to quickly reheat food without using dishes and creating extra cleanup work, putting cardboard in the microwave is an attractive option. In general, it’s safe to […] Read more »