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Originally posted by IntastellaBurst
Who puts plastic wrap in a microwave ?? I dont.
but yeah, I heard that about styrofoam too, ... to be honest, I dont think the microwave has any affect on it, .... it doesn't generate enough heat, and when you microwave something, ... it is actually heating the water in the food, not the food itself, ... no water in styrofoam, .. no effect.
in fact styrofoam is so hard to break down, you could probably eat some and it would pass right through you. Sprinkle some sugar on it for a delicious treat !!!
Do not let a wrap that is covering a dish, touch the food. Some wraps are not heat stable. Their chemicals transfer into the food, if the wrap touches the food. This happens especially when cooking times are long and food gets to higher temperatures. Microwave-safe or heavy-duty types of wrap should be used so it won’t melt when in contact with hot foods.
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