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Here's Why You Should Start Putting a Spoon in the Microwave


It might seem strange, but this life hack could save you time and energy!

A surprising trick - but it works!

A surprising trick - but it works!

You might have heard that it's not a good idea to put a metal spoon in the microwave, but this advice doesn't actually apply to all spoon types.

When heating liquids such as water, milk, soup etc, you may have noticed that after a couple of minutes, the container gets super hot but the center remains cold. Usually, you give it a stir and repeat a couple of times, but it's always a hot hassle. Well, we've got a trick for you.

All you need is a microwave-safe plastic spoon (meaning no disposable plastic spoons), or a wooden spoon. Read on to find out more!

What should I do with the spoon?

What should I do with the spoon?

So, next time you're wanting to heat up a glass of milk, or a tasty soup for lunch, insert a thick plastic or wooden spoon into the liquid and then put it in the microwave.

By creating an additional point of contact with the surface of the liquid, the molecules are accelerated evenly, resulting in the liquid heating faster from the center.

You'll immediately notice that when you carefully remove the container and stir it with another soon, it will have warmed up much faster.

But it's important to remember that this tip does not work with metal spoons. Read on to find out why.

Why Can't We Heat Metal Objects in the Microwave

Why Can't We Heat Metal Objects in the Microwave

To put it briefly, when you put metal in the microwave, you'll likely achieve pretty dramatic and dangerous results.

The 'magnetron' is a device in the microwave oven that releases electrons. They bounce around the microwave, and cause the inside of the microwave oven to releases waves at a certain frequency.

The waves are the micro waves that reheat your liquid or food, as it absorbs the waves which causes the water molecules in the food to heat up. That's how microwaves work!

But as these molecules move, they give off heat, which will obviously heat up any object that's in the microwave. In addition to emitting heat, metal emits particles of light - which we normally see as sparks. These sparks can end up causing a fire, which is why it's important to never fool around wit metal spoons and microwave ovens!

Get the Most Out of Your Microwave

Get the Most Out of Your Microwave

Now you know how to heat your liquids and foods efficiently, why not make the most out of your microwave? Here are 7 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Microwave.

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