Can you microwave Tervis?

Q. Before I decide whether or not to buy Tervis products, I want to know if they really are dishwasher and microwave safe. I know that the company states that they are but I have heard cases of them melting in both dishwashers and microwaves. Can Tervis tumblers really go in the dishwasher and microwave? […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Glass?

Q. I’ve always thought it was safe to microwave foods in glass containers but the other day a friend told me not all glass is the same and some aren’t safe. She said a glass dish could explode! Well, I haven’t had that happen, some of my glass dishes have a microwave safe symbol on […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Paper Plates?

Q. Our community centre has a big lunch coming up and we’ll be serving upwards of 300 people throughout the day using paper plates. We were hoping to portion the frozen foods, such as lasagna, quiches and pies onto the paper plates and pop the in the microwaves to thaw and get them ready for […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Plastic?

Q. I have a small army of plastic containers that my mother used for storing and microwaving foods when I was a kid. They don’t appear to have any markings related to microwave-safe plastics. Is there a way to know if they are safe? Can you microwave plastic? With all the media reports of the […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Styrofoam?

Q. I have heard that you shouldn’t put styrofoam in the microwave. Is it true? If so why not, what happens? Can you microwave styrofoam? How about the styrofoam container with your leftovers from dinner last night, or the styrofoam cup your take out hot chocolate is in – can you reheat that in the microwave […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Tupperware?

Q. I often reheat foods in Tupperware containers. Pre-made lunches, leftovers and such. Is that bad? Some of my friends have been saying that it’s bad to heat food in plastic, and I get that, but can you microwave tupperware? A. An avid inventor named Earl Tupper conceived and created Tupperware in the early 1940s. Later, […] Read more »