How To Safely Use Metal In A Microwave

boom-sAccording to Gizmodo –

USDA’s advice:

  • Use new, smooth foil only. Wrinkled foil can cause arcing (sparks).
  • Cover no more than 1/4 of the food with foil.
  • Shape the foil smoothly to the food so no edges stick out.
  • It makes no difference which side of foil (shiny or dull) is facing out.
  • Do not place the foil closer than one inch from the oven walls.
  • If the microwave oven has metal shelves OR a metal turntable, don’t microwave food in foil containers or metal pans, and don’t let foil used for shielding touch or be close to the shelves or turntable.
  • If you see arcing (sparks), immediately remove the foil shielding; transfer frozen food from foil container to a microwave-safe utensil.

Continue reading the Gizmodo article HERE.

 

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