Take a close look at that takeout container. If it has a metal handle, break it off before you put the container in the microwave.
Even the little piece of metal inside a twist tie can cause sparks inside a microwave. Hunt down any metal, even something as small as a staple on a tea bag, and remove it.
Never cook eggs in their shells in a microwave. When steam builds up inside the shell, the egg may explode.
Microwaving popcorn after just putting it inside a plain brown bag isn’t safe. “It can catch on fire.”
Grapes are sealed in a tight skin. Microwaving them creates a mess, at the minimum, and can ignite a fire in the worst-case scenario.
Toast bread with a conventional oven if you don’t have a toaster. Don’t use a microwave. Microwaving bread products makes them damp and soft … before burning them.
Don’t use your microwave to heat breast milk or formula.
Turn the microwave off if there’s nothing inside it.