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Has the popularity of microwaves resulted in a decrease in home fires?

Microwaves generally shut themselves off and are sealed, unlike stovetop elements or ovens. Has this resulted in an overall increase in home safety?
posted by Morrigan on Mar 29, 2014 - 8 answers

The continuing saga of "Can I Eat This," microwave division

Left the metal pop-top on the soup can when I microwaved it for lunch. I think the microwave is ok, but the really important question is: Can I eat the soup? [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Nov 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Is it dangerous to heat water in the microwave?

MythFilter: I get these chain emails every once in a while about how dangerous it is to heat water in the microwave. I can't seem to get a straight answer from anybody! Is microwaving water really that dangerous? [more inside]
posted by JMB1138 on Mar 21, 2011 - 18 answers

Microwaved food safety question

Microwaved food safety question - help me argue with (or gracefully capitulate to) my hippie friends! [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Feb 1, 2011 - 26 answers

Can an open microwave door leak a dangerous amount of radiation?

My roommates have a really annoying habit of leaving the microwave door ajar after they're done using it. In other words, the microwave beeps, they take their food out, and then leave the door hanging. Am I being exposed to unsafe levels of radiation?
posted by invisible ink on Oct 15, 2006 - 34 answers

How can I tell if my microwave is safe?

How can I tell if my microwave has become unsafe? [more inside]
posted by louigi on Jun 20, 2006 - 12 answers

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