What products are best not to heat in the microwave

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Some foods will only leave a mess in the microwave

It would seem that there is nothing easier than heating food in the microwave. However, 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 microwave to avoid a small disaster in the kitchen, as well as which 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 the walls of the microwave will have to be washed 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 decided 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 oil

This sauce will heat up very quickly in the microwave, so you need to be very careful with it. When heated rapidly in the microwave, it tends to turn into a kind of volcano. The burning 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. In addition, there is a risk of burns.

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


The situation here is similar to the egg. However, grapes can not only explode but also catch fire. And 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 center. And when the energy flows outward, they merge and form an electromagnetic field that generates plasma.

Heating raisins is also not a good idea. They won't explode, but they will smoke.


No, no, we're not going to stop you from heating water in the microwave if you just need a cup 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 from overheating.

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 and an explosion will most likely occur, splashing boiling water all over the place.

Leafy vegetables

Mark Golkowski, an associate 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 a microwave. So just forget about it.

Potatoes and eggplant

If you throw 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 heated in the microwave, and the texture of the vegetable and its taste will be spoiled.

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


This is another vegetable that has no place in the microwave. During ripening, carrots receive minerals such as iron, magnesium, and selenium. Any of them can trigger explosive reactions when exposed to intense heat and microwave radiation.

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