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 »