Are you looking for a comprehensive overview of microwave-safe plastic containers? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll look at why microwave-safe plastics are a safe choice, how to use them correctly, and what the benefits of using microwave-safe plastic containers are.
Things to Consider When Using Plastic Containers in the Microwave Oven
When it comes to storing food in the fridge or freezer, plastic containers are often preferred. But when it comes to reheating our food or cooking in the microwave, we find it hard to trust plastics. Using the wrong type of plastic container when heating our food in the microwave can cause dangerous toxins to leach into your food. For this reason, it is important to use containers specifically labeled as “microwave-safe”.
What Type of Plastic is Microwave Safe?
The most common type of plastic used in microwave-resistant containers is polypropylene. Polypropylene is both high temperature and low cold resistant, meaning it won’t warp or melt when exposed to the high temperatures from the microwave. It also won’t leach any chemicals or toxins into your food. This allows plastic containers made with Polypropylene plastic to be used as microwave containers. For more information about Polypropylene: (PP) What is Polypropylene?
How to Use a Plastic in a Microwave?
Microwave containers are easy and convenient to use. Choose a container that is suitable for the amount of food you will be heating or cooking and make sure to cut a hole in the lid to allow steam to escape (or put it in the microwave without a lid). Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how long to heat your food. Once the food is cooked or heated, you can eat your food in the polypropylene plastic microwave safe container.
Microwave Unsuitable Foods
It is important to remember that even when using microwave-safe plastic containers, there are some foods that should not be heated in the microwave, including processed meats, eggs, flour and sugars. It is best to heat such foods on the stove or in the oven.
If you are looking for a safe and easy way to heat and cook food in the microwave, microwave-safe plastic containers may be just what you need. Be sure to choose containers labeled “microwave safe” and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use. With this, you can enjoy your favorite dishes without worrying about the safety of your food!
Our Divan Packaging Microwave Deli Containers
With years of experience, Divan Packaging has produced and wholesaled healthy polypropylene microwave containers that are fully microwave compatible to dozens of companies and customers at home and abroad. All our plastic products can be used safely in the microwave oven.
You can view our plastic containers suitable for all takeaway services by clicking here.