When is it ok to microwave metal?
December 14, 2004 1:19 PM Subscribe
How come some microwavable containers contain metal? When is it okay to put metallic stuff in the nuker?
posted by mudpuppie to Technology (18 answers total)
From the Campbell's Soup in Hand faq:
"Q: Even after pulling off the metal lid it seems like there is still metal on the rim of the cup. Is it safe to microwave?
A: YES, once both lids are removed, the Soup at Hand cup has been designed to be placed in the microwave. The soup inside the cup absorbs microwave energy, which prevents arcing (sparking)."
So soup is sufficient insulation? I've put less metal in the microwave than what's in the Campbell's can and have had big problems.
Please help me.