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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What are your thoughts on this subject?
linda lpsolutions
I've boiled water in my microwave for years and have never had an issue.
Aug 11, 2018 5:29PM
Janice Mitchell Woodward
INCORRECT! Water CAN boil in a microwave!
Feb 5, 2019 4:47PM
Lynne Stoner
I have boiled water in my micro.
Aug 19, 2020 5:40PM
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.
Aug 3, 2020 5:13PM
Oh please! Who submits this garbage?
Apr 26, 2021 5:00PM
Janice Mitchell Woodward
ALL..We have a state of the art microwave...I can attest water boils in the microwave!
Feb 5, 2019 4:46PM
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.
Sep 2, 2021 4:19PM
David Ching
Pure water in a clean cup can do that. However, if there is something in the water (tea bag, milk, impurities etc), or a cup which is not as clean, there is rarely any problem.
Jan 15, 2023 5:52PM
Louella Wilson
innflyte, on-line, you can find many recipes for cooking eggs in microwave ovens. 1 minute poached egg for example. Though in mine 50 seconds if I want soft.
Aug 28, 2022 2:10AM
Janice Mitchell Woodward, I think I've seen that, too, trying to speed up tea water...maybe I over-boiled it for just too long, but I have seen water--and other liquids--boil in there!
Jul 29, 2022 6:41PM
Donna Marie Tichenor
I always said it tasted different. Now I know why. I have been vindicated!!!
Jul 17, 2022 11:57PM
Lorinda Fox
My microwave boils water daily!¿¿!
Jun 17, 2022 10:32PM
David Holmes
I don't know how they did that trick, I boiled plenty of water to make tea while I was waiting for a new kettle to be delivered, never had that happen.
Mar 28, 2022 9:55PM
David Holmes
linda lpsolutions, I have boiled water in microwaves with no problem.
Mar 28, 2022 4:32PM
David Anderson
Ridiculous, water boils just fine.
Mar 14, 2022 4:22PM
David Anderson
Diane DiFlorio, Pyrex is fine to microwave. As is Corning ware etc.
Mar 14, 2022 4:21PM
David Anderson
Break the yoke first, no issue then
Mar 14, 2022 4:20PM
Marguerite LaHaye
I thought the answer to the question would be frozen foods in aluminum foil containers. I've heated small amounts of water in the microwave for years instead of putting it in a kettle and waiting for it to boil.
Mar 10, 2022 7:54PM
Ron Gosling
What about metal, will melt inside of mic. Sparks flying.
Feb 12, 2022 4:44PM
Sean Case
Then why does cup-o-noodles always tell you to put water in the cup to boil the noodles yet it never overflows like it does with regular Ramen noodles!?
Jan 21, 2022 7:33PM
Diane DiFlorio
He needs a job😂
Jan 15, 2022 4:38PM
Diane DiFlorio
Never put glass in the microwave.
Jan 15, 2022 4:37PM

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