Melamine dinnerware. It’s inexpensive, lightweight, durable, and available in nearly every color and shape imaginable. However, microwaves were still a thing of the future when melamine debuted in the 1950s. So, it was never intended for microwave use. That leads us to the question: Can melamine go in the microwave? More specifically, is melamine safe in the microwave? Below, we answer those questions and more.
When we think about using parchment paper in the kitchen, we usually think about baking. But parchment paper’s use goes far beyond the cookie tray! We’re here to explore this simple question: Can you microwave parchment paper? The short answer is yes; you can. However, there are a few things you need to know to do so safely, which we’ll cover below.
From bakeware to pot holders, many have begun to rely on silicone in the kitchen. Why not? It can seemingly handle all kitchen tasks. But can you microwave silicone? More specifically, is silicone safe in the microwave? The quick answer is yes – it won’t melt or burn. However, like parchment paper, there are a few things to remember to ensure your safety. Below, we cover silicone’s health, how to use it, buying tips, and other uses.
There’s nothing quite as convenient as a good microwave. Paper plates make mealtime all the easier – you don’t even have to wash dishes! What’s often overlooked is the actual safety of microwaving paper plates. While all can be microwaved (technically), the wrong dish could melt, warp, or even catch fire. Even “microwave-safe” plates run risk under specific circumstances. Below, we explain safe paper plate use in the microwave, which to avoid, and the best disposable plates for microwaving.