6 Foods You Should Never Microwave

Before you go to cook or heat something up in your microwave, keep in mind the following items that could either explode, smoke, or do some other crazy-terrifying thing when nuked, courtesy of best online casino Australia real money.

Rice

Rice contains spores of Bacillus cereus, a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. These spores can survive through cooking, and the longer that cooked rice stays at room temperature, the more likely it is the bacteria will grow and multiply. Make sure your rice is cooled quickly before refrigerating (within an hour) and reheated all the way through before eating.

Coffee

Coffee’s acidity increases as it cools, giving it a bitter taste, and reheating it in the microwave further breaks down any remaining aromatics, producing a stale flavour. To avoid committing this coffee crime (and settling for a sub-par cup), store coffee in a well-insulated thermos — or start from scratch.

Hard-boiled eggs

Hard-boiled eggs can be cooked in advance for a great on-the-go snack, but if you prefer to eat them piping hot, avoid the microwave. Boiled eggs contains moisture, and steam will build up as they heat. The shell prevents the steam from escaping—meaning the egg will explode when you peel it. (Not a great way to start your busy morning.) The best way to reheat a hard-boiled egg is to place it in a bowl with boiled water, covered, for 10 minutes.

Fish

As far as shared spaces and unspoken rules go, never reheat fish in the microwave is right up there with not stealing your coworkers’ lunch. On this list however, it’s not so much about fishy aromas wafting through the office as it is about your health and taste buds. Fish is a delicate food and using a microwave to either prepare or reheat will only dry it. Fortunately, it’s also a food that you can explore eating cold, or use a pan or the oven, so you can still get your dose of all the good fats without risk of losing its delicate textures during the cooking process.

Chilli Pepper

Many chili lovers challenge themselves to eat hotter and hotter chili peppers. Researchers Paul Rozin and Deborah Schiller even associated this propensity toward spicy food with thrill seeking behavior. Much like the contained danger of a roller coaster ride, the physiological effect of having your mouth on fire produces a similar rush of adrenaline and those feel-good endorphins in the body. However, the thrill of this heat is only good for your taste buds, not the microwave. It may come as a surprise, but reheating hot peppers in the microwave could actually get you hurt, according to the experts from best USA high roller casino.

Breast Milk

With all the responsibility that comes with parenting while still tending to a full life, there are plenty of hacks that can be useful. For many parents, one such hack is to pump and freeze breast milk for their babies (via the CDC). When things get busy, the milk can then be thawed, heated, and given to the baby. As with most other foods, it would be quick and easy to simply put breast milk in the microwave, however this could pose a danger to your little one.

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