One essential thing any microwave cook should know is the foods you should never microwave. Benjamin Shrauner, Owner of Sell Your KC House.com, offers a quick primer. “Certain foods like potatoes or eggs can build up pressure when microwaved, and, when they blow, send a mini-shockwave through the unit, which can be damaging,” he told Reader’s Digest. You should definitely avoid microwaving a whole egg, since the water that the eggs contain can heat up and expand. Potatoes, though, can be safely microwaved; just make sure to poke a few holes in the potato with a fork so that the pressure buildup will have somewhere to go.
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Microwaving certain foods