Cooking With Tinfoil In Microwave Oven

July 18th, 2008 | Posted in Appliances, From The Cook, kitchen talk, Odds & Ends, Quick Tips | Comments Off on Cooking With Tinfoil In Microwave Oven

Some of the traffic that comes to Tinfoil Chef is from search engines. What I find interesting is looking at the search terms that they used because it’s interesting to see what kind of search terms are returning results for Tinfoil Chef. Among the more interesting ones recently was two recent visitors came here from google after using ‘cooking with tinfoil in microwave’ as their search terms.

It’s pretty easy to see why google would connect ‘cooking’, ‘tinfoil’, and ‘microwave’ with this site given the name and subject matter of this blog. But it occurred to me that it’d be a good idea to do a post about Cooking With Tinfoil In Microwave Oven.

There’s really only one thing to say about it… “Don’t Do it!“. For one reason, the kind of feedback generated is very bad for the microwave transmitter that is the heart of the oven. Too much operating like that would very likely burn it out completely.

If you’d like any further evidence of why you should never put any kind of metal or foil in a microwave oven, check out the following YouTube Video that somebody did which demonstrates what happens when you do it.

Please note that this demonstration was only with aluminum foil. Had there been food or any flammable material in there it probably would have caught fire, running the risk of not only destroying the oven, but also of spreading to the rest of the house.

[Tags]microwave, tinfoil, aluminum foil, lightning, fire, fire hazard, burns, burnout oven[/tags]

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