Foil in the Microwave.....

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bella22
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Foil in the Microwave.....

Ok, so yesterday during my lunch break I was heating up some baked chicken, when I took the chicken out and started eating it I noticed a little piece of foil on the bottom of the tupperware. I got a little freaked out but I remembered I had put the foil over the chicken when I had put it in the oven when I first cooked it. Then I thought, " Well isn't something bad supposed to happen if you put foil in the microwave??". Nothing happened, I dont know if it was because the foil was just a tiny piece or what. So, have any of you ever put foil or some type of silverware in the microwave on accident? Did anything happen liket sparks flying or turning your microwave black?? Is it really true something bad happens if you put foil/silverware in the microwave??? I've never tried it so I don't really know if it's true or just another myth.......

Hot2na
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the problem with metal of any sort (whether aluminum foil or silverware) is that it can produce an arc of electricity inside the microwave. this is a problem because it can cause a fire if in a  plastic or paper cooking container/box.  so the aluminum is not heating and causing a fire, but the arc can do some major damage.

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bella22
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OMG :-O Weird nothing sparked, at least that I didn't notice, does the foil in a microwave contaminate food when heated together??

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Hot2na
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[quote=bella22]Is it really true something bad happens if you put foil/silverware in the microwave??? I've never tried it so I don't really know if it's true or just another myth.......[/quote]

oh no....not a myth. you need to read how it works, here.

Tuna ><(((( '> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

LadyCerridwen48
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Hahaha!  I've seen an all out laser light show in a microwave.  You know those paper party plates that look like they've got glitter on them?  Yeah, they do weird, pretty things in the microwave.  We had the "60" version of the plates in the link back in March for Dad's birthday.  My sister made the mistake of reheating some baked ziti.  Ooops!

Last weekend or so, Boyfriend and I were at my parent's place, and Dad had Food Network on.  There was a show called "Food Detectives", and the guy was covering things you should never, ever put in a microwave.  Who knew, white grapes are on the list?  They flare up like kindling!  Peeps, those marshmallow bunnies coated in colored sugar, go crazy, too.

Boyfriend and I have to replace our microwave soon.  It's dying a slow death.  Once we get a new one, I plan on bringing the old one outside, and putting "bad" things in it until it explodes or something.  Don't worry, I'll videotape it. 

 

"We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden"

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bella22
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Thats funny! Who would put marshmellows in the microwave though?! lol. Yes please do videotape it, I'm tempted to try putting weird things in it but I don't want to burn down my house! lol, maybe I'll go to the Goodwill or Savers and buy an old used microwave and experiment with it!! hehe :-p

-Pain is weakness leaving the body- USMC OOrah!

LadyCerridwen48
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Honestly, most of the stuff he did on the show, I'd have never thought to microwave.  Like grapes.  I can't think of a single good reason to microwave a bunch of grapes, other than the spectacular light show.... 

 

"We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden"

She heard about a place people were smilin', they spoke about the Red Man's way and how they loved the land...

animestrinity
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You forgot carrots... carrots have a lot of minerals in them that can spark and flare up... but I think this only refers to regular carrots... 

And I've put marshmallows in the microwave :) .... I wanted to melt tem for my peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich when I was little... those things GROW like crazy 

LadyCerridwen48
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That's actually a valid reason (in theory, anyway) to nuke a marshmallow, lol.  Carrots....yeah, I got nothing.

 

"We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden"

She heard about a place people were smilin', they spoke about the Red Man's way and how they loved the land...

animestrinity
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actually, now that I'm thinking about it... I think he was saying certain carrots that are grown in mineral rich soil....or something...

Vash the Stampede
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non-organic?

CritterKeeper
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I once ordered a cheesesteak while bowling, Well the outer wrapper was paper, so I stuck it in their microwave (luckily my best friend owns the joint) well... APPARENTLY they had wrapped it twice, first layer with a foil backed paper. Yeah, it went into flames. I had to buy her a new microwave :(

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supervioletrays
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Tried to heat myself a cup of water for tea. Spaced out. Didn't realize I was putting in a metal cup with rubber lining. To make a long story short, those two things don't work well in the microwave. The rubber caught fire and the metal started discharging sparks. The cup was on fire, the microwave was near catching, so I blew it out and tossed it out the door. The cup was totally done for, the microwave totally black on the inside, and the house smelled liked burned rubber. This is no myth.

 

 

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missb
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Way to go rays!!!!! Tongue out 

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Hot2na
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this student has a page dedicated to his very own microwave experiments. i think everyone has done the marshmallow trick. i've never tried the bar of soap!

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bella22
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That's pretty cool, thanks! Now i really want to try this, i want to try the CD, it looks pretty cool in the pics.

-Pain is weakness leaving the body- USMC OOrah!

Hot2na
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[quote=bella22] i want to try the CD, it looks pretty cool in the pics. [/quote]

um, no-no. next time you or husband-of-yours is out shopping, pick up a few fire extinguishers for the home, if you haven't already. we keep 4 handy.

Tuna ><(((( '> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

supervioletrays
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WARNING: UNLESS YOUR TOTALLY WILLING TO POSSIBLY RUIN YOUR MICROWAVE, DON'T ATTEMPT ANY IDEA THAT COMES FROM THIS SITE. METAL DOES DAMAGE. GLASS CAN SHATTER. THINGS CAN CATCH FIRE. BEWARE.

 

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bella22
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Thats why I would go to a thrift store, but an old used one and go outside and experiment...oh yeah, and have a fire extinguisher ready just in case ;)

-Pain is weakness leaving the body- USMC OOrah!

LadyCerridwen48
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Pffft, don't buy a crappy one, buy yourself a shiny new one, and use the one you have now.  What better excuse to get new appliances, if you man gets a light show?  But yeah, outdoors, and a fire extinguisher are HIGHLY recommended.  Oooh, I can't wait until I can try it!!!

 

"We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden"

She heard about a place people were smilin', they spoke about the Red Man's way and how they loved the land...

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