What foods should never be heated in the microwave

Maria ShevchukLife
Some foods will leave a mess in the microwave

It would seem that there is nothing easier than heating food in the microwave. But there is a whole list of foods that should never be heated in the microwave. Unless you're shooting a viral video or really miss cleaning up.

OBOZREVATEL tells you which foods are best not to heat in the microwave to avoid a small disaster in the kitchen, as well as which microwave foods will simply taste bad.


Unless you have a thirst for experimentation and unhealthy adventurism, it is better not to heat whole eggs in the microwave. The result of such heating, although not with a 100% guarantee, will be an explosion and washing the walls of the microwave from the egg.

This is due to the accumulation of steam under the shell, which, due to rapid heating, will quickly find a way out.

If you decide to experiment and nothing happens, be careful, because the egg can explode even after you take it out of the microwave.

Tomato-based sauces with vegetable oil

This sauce will heat up very quickly in the microwave, but you need to be very careful with it. When heated rapidly in the microwave, it tends to turn into a kind of volcano, when the scorching mass breaks through the top layer and begins to erupt outside the dish.

The spectacle will be impressive, but it will take a long time to clean up afterwards. In addition, there is a risk of burns.

So if you decide to heat this sauce in the microwave, be careful and at least turn down the power of the appliance.


The situation here is similar to the egg, but grapes can not only explode, but also catch fire. This is despite the fact that it consists of liquid. This happens because round watery objects focus the microwave radiation inside themselves, creating hot clots in the centre. And when the energy flows outward, they merge to form an electromagnetic field that generates plasma.

It is also not a good idea to heat the raisins - they will not explode, but they will smoke.


No, we're not going to stop you from heating water in the microwave. But only if you just need a mug of warm water. If you decide to boil water in the appliance, think again. First of all, during the heating process, the water may not boil, and your mug will crack due to overheating.

And the water itself can put on an explosive show when you take it out of the microwave and put a tea bag in it. At this point, all the components in the mug will reach a critical temperature at the same time and an explosion will most likely occur, which will fill everything with boiling water.

Leafy vegetables

Mark Golkowski, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Colorado, said that green leaves or even a green bean pod can contain enough minerals to spark in the microwave. So, just forget about it.

Potatoes and aubergines

If you put a potato in the microwave without poking a few holes in its skin, it can also explode. Although not as much as an egg. In addition, the water inside the potato will turn into steam when it is microwaved, and the texture of the vegetable and its taste will be spoiled.

The situation with aubergines is much the same as with potatoes. If you don't make holes, you're in trouble.


This is another vegetable that has nothing to do in the microwave. During ripening, carrots get minerals such as iron, magnesium and selenium. Any of them can trigger an explosive reaction when exposed to intense heat and microwave radiation.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told how to properly heat food in the microwave so that it does not explode or splash.

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