10 Seemingly Ordinary Things You Should Never Put in a Microwave

10 Things You Should Never Put in a Microwave
While a microwave can be a lifesaver and helpful equipment in the kitchen, there are few drawbacks to the usage of the same.
Eggs
Eggs
Though making hard-boiled eggs in a microwave sounds like a good idea on the internet, it is an absolutely no-no in practical life. Rapid heat from the microwave can cause the eggs to explode and create a huge mess and lead to burned fingers.
Yogurt Containers
Yogurt Containers
You should never try placing these plastic yogurt containers in a microwave unless they are labeled as 'microwave safe' as these cannot resist extreme heat. They might melt and emit harmful chemicals into your food.
Non-microwave-safe Plastic Containers
Non Microwavable Plastic Containers
Not all plastics can handle heat well. Just make sure you double check for the 'microwave safe' label or logo on the container before you dump it into the microwave.
Chinese Takeaway Containers
Chinese Takeaway Containers
Metal (even little measures of metal, similar to the handles on those white holders) can react to the waves in a microwave oven and can cause sparking and may even lead to a fire. The safer option is to place the contents in a dish to warm it up.
Grapes
Grapes
Putting these sweet things into the microwave can cause them to catch fire, or worse, damage the microwave oven.
Hot Peppers
Hot Peppers
While nothing will happen to the chillies—with the exception that they'll burst into flames. What's more, when you open the microwave, the compound released from them will sting your eyes and blaze your throat.
Water
Water
Attempting to boil water can actually cause it explode on being touched. The water reaches a superheated state; when you move the glass, the warmth discharges viciously and bursts out emitting bubbling hot water.
Mobile Phones or Smartphones
Mobile Phones or Smartphones
According to recent rumors, putting your smartphone in a microwave can help charge it faster. But it is actually a myth. Putting your phone into the microwave will not charge the phone as the rumors claim, but will damage both the phone as well as the microwave.
Aluminum Foil
Aluminum Foil
Any metal, including aluminum foil, should NOT be placed in a microwave, unless you want to start a fire or want to see a display of fireworks in your kitchen.
Nothing
Nothing
Operating your microwave without anything in it will most likely damage the radiation emitting tube in the oven, thus damaging the appliance permanently.