There was a small fire in my microwave and it still works. Safe to use?
October 10, 2013 9:02 PM Subscribe
A paper bag caught fire in our microwave and charred the insides while it was burning for about a minute. The microwave shut off during the fire, but now it seems to work normally. Safe to use?
posted by Defenestrator to grab bag (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My roommate's girlfriend was using a paper bag to make popcorn in our microwave (a trick she learned that apparently isn't always foolproof) and it caught fire and was burning for a minute or so before she noticed it. The microwave shut off by itself and we put out the fire.
The next day she attempted to clean the inside of the microwave, which was all black, and we tried turning it on. It seemed to work fine and heated some food normally
Safe to use? Potentially toxic or radiation spewing in some way?