Blackened microwave: windfall or demon core?
September 20, 2010 12:37 AM Subscribe
Is a blackened microwave dangerous?
posted by foursentences to Technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I scavenged a free microwave from an electronics recycling program, but about 10% of its innards are scarred with black char marks.
I figure someone once microwaved a fork or something, and the machine is perfectly fine. The inamorata wonders if the marks could indicate a danger of fire or food pollution.
Who's right? -- is there any reason to imagine this microwave could be dangerous to use?