Whether you're preparing popcorn or reheating leftovers, the microwave is great. This device is a workhorse, yet it can't cook all our food.
"Microwaving eggs in their shells can cause them to explode, which can lead to serious burns and injuries."
Hot peppers' intense taste comes from capsaicin, which is produced when microwaved uncooked, according to dietitian.
"They contain high levels of preservatives and nitrates, which can react with microwave radiation and produce harmful compounds," adds Wasserman Baker.
If you neglected to defrost the chicken for supper, tossing it in the microwave on "defrost" may seem obvious.
Do not microwave grapes. According to Live Science, "the microwaves create 'hotspots' of electromagnetism."
"The water instantly starts bubbling and spurts boiling water everywhere," Reardon recalls.