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Originally posted by HowardRoark
All I am doing is pointing out that heating food, no matter if you are doing it over a camp fire, using a convection oven or using a microwave, causes chemical changes in the food.
We want that.
Originally posted by glastonaut
Just be careful when microwaving water...
Superheating and Microwave Ovens
Originally posted by Ralph_The_Wonder_Llama
This is the only TRUE thing you need to look out for when heating water in a microwave. Even the MythBusters tested this one. Even so, there are enough ions in our water that keep it from splattering when you mix stuff into it. However, if you take ultra-pure-super-happy-reverse-osmosis water (the kind that can actually kill you if you drink too much) it is so pure that it splatters violently when stuff is added to it after being boiled. But if you were to drink it cold, it is so pure that an osmotic imbalance would occur at the cellular level, and the cell would accept too much water to balance the internal and external ion content, and cytolysis would ensue. Pop!
Originally posted by mrjones
I do not believe microwaving food is any more harmful than any other method of cooking as all it does is cause the water molecules to vibrate to generate heat, in simplest terms.