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What should you never microwave?

WATER. Don’t freaking try to heat up water in the microwave for tea/coffee or whatever reason.

When you heat water on a pan over a stove top it starts to bubble. Bubbles releases the energy which the water stores during heating up. Thus the water maintains the boiling temperature.

When you heat the same water in a microwave, it does not boil. So it does not release the energy. The water quickly can cross the boiling temperature to a state called superheated water. When you take out the mug of water from the microwave if you see the surface is too still, maybe the water is superheated.

If you drop something in that water before it releases some energy, you can get a little blast of hot water which can easily burn you.

See this nice video demonstrating it:


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Have you ever tried to microwave water?

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186 Comments
linda lpsolutions
I've boiled water in my microwave for years and have never had an issue.
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Aug 11, 2018 5:29PM
Janice Mitchell Woodward
INCORRECT! Water CAN boil in a microwave!
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Feb 5, 2019 4:47PM
Lynne Stoner
I have boiled water in my micro.
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Aug 19, 2020 5:40PM
Janice Mitchell Woodward
ALL..We have a state of the art microwave...I can attest water boils in the microwave!
9
Feb 5, 2019 4:46PM
perky
I've had and always will boil water in microwave. That's also how I clean my microwave. 1 cup water and 1 tbsp of vinegar.
5
Aug 3, 2020 5:13PM
igmasters
Oh please! Who submits this garbage?
5
Apr 26, 2021 5:00PM
Linda Carr
I think if you set it too long, it will do that ... I get my water hot after 1 1/2 minutes in a 1200 watt microwave... never has overboiled...
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Oct 17, 2021 7:17PM
Lois Carlson
I have boiled water for tea. No prob
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Oct 13, 2021 5:09PM
Donna Carder-Kummer
David Coe, 😂
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Sep 16, 2021 11:03PM
Arthur Pogi
I’ve boiled water in my microwave & wait for about 45 seconds before I put anything in it. Never had problems with that method.
3
Sep 2, 2021 4:19PM
Irma Rivera
Google said water can be boiled in the microwave but one must stir it before use because is been heated unevenly!!!
3
Aug 28, 2021 4:47AM
lesleycampbell
same here. When I am preserving jam etc I always heat water in the jars to boiling point. Never had a problem .
3
Feb 22, 2021 11:38PM
raysweb
If you put a popsicle stick in the cup of water you wont have that problem
3
Oct 12, 2020 6:00AM
Nancy Beer Klintworth
I done just that. Teabag in a cup of microwaved water and I got burned.
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May 21, 2020 5:33PM
David Coe
I always use heavy water with an extra hydrogen atom it keeps the water on the bottom of the cup.
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May 4, 2020 4:36PM
rowens
I have boiled water in microwaves since 1975. Never been burned.
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Mar 19, 2020 9:08PM
teraagee
I microwave water every morning for coffee. It boils. If yours doesn't, then you don't microwave it long enough for the size of your cup.
3
Feb 22, 2020 6:09PM
Shawn Kennedy
Water Never ever will boil in Radiation.
0
Feb 16, 2020 4:43PM

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