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Can aluminium utensils be used in microwave

 First of all I'll like to refresh your memory on how microwave works.☺

How Microwaves Work

Microwaves work by generating radio waves that make the water molecules in food spin and heat up because of friction. The conductive properties of the food or liquid carries that heat to the center of the item.

Table of contents.

  1. Can Aluminium Utensils be used in Microwave
  2. can we use aluminium utensils in microwave convection mode
  3. can you microwave aluminium foil tray

Can Aluminium Utensils be used in Microwave

  Yes! Aluminium Utensils can be used in Microwaves and are safe especially when Baking. Its ability to homogenously distribute heat all-over , which lessens the risk of cracking and melting of the container, making it the best choice for use.

 The type of microwave will differ in its method of use. For example in a Convection Microwave, you can  only use Aluminium Utensils in Convection mode, do not use in other mode or sparking will occur and the efficiency of your Microwaves megatron may reduce.

In as  much as as Aluminium Utensils are safe for use in a Microwave, there is a right and perfect way to use it.

Firstly the Aluminium lid or cover should be removed from the tray before usage. The Aluminium container should then be placed in the middle of the Turntable inside the microwave because the container must not come in contact with the walls of the microwave. But if your Microwave is already equipped with a Metal Turntable, then a ceramic or glass plate be placed underneath the tray, remember there should be no contact between the two metallic objects and note that only one tray  should be used at a time.

Here compiled for you is the list of Materials and Utensils that could be used in a Microwave.

1. Aluminium Foil

2.Dinner ware : Microwave safe type only.

3. Glass ware : Heat resistant type only, make sure there are no metals

4. Glass Jars : Don't forget to remove the lids, most of them are not heat resistant and could break due to high temperature.

5. Plastic containers : most be labelled microwave safe first.

Utensils and Materials to be avoided
1. Metal twist ties: Could cause a fire eruption in the microwave.

2. Plastic foam : may melt when exposed to high temperature.

3. Paper bags : could cause a fire eruption in the oven due ro high temperature.

4. Metal  Utensils : metal shield the food from the microwave heat and energy, that is why Aluminium Utensils should be the best option for use.
                        Normal Microwave

                             Foil packs

can we use aluminium utensils in microwave convection mode

Convection Mode: Utensils made of Glass, Silicon and Metal can be used. Utensils made of plastic, wood or paper should never be used.

Microwave convection ovens can be able to use metal and foil during the convection cooking. Metal (aluminum foil) can be used safely in a microwave but you must adhere to some certain guidelines in order to prevent damage to the oven. No foil should be sticking up or out away from the food product.

Can you microwave aluminium foil tray

Well It's a Capital NO. It is completely ok to heat food in aluminium foil trays in microwaves. But there are some best instructions to follow to ensure that the process is safe and results in no damage to the microwave itself.

Well, it safe to use small amounts of aluminum foil in a microwave oven. 
But no covered completely by aluminum foil or in a covered metal pan should be put inside a microwave oven, why  because food wouldn't be available to absorb the microwaves. This will damage the oven or even get it burnt.

However, small pieces of aluminum foil can be used to “shield” areas of foods, such as drumsticks, poultry and wings, to prevent it from overcooking.

Some food packaged in foil containers can be safe to microwave.

 See the package heating manual to see if the food manufacturer has a specific recommendations for microwaving it.

 Because food in these containers will only heat from the top, it’s best to microwave foods only 1-2 inches in depth so food near the bottom will be heated thoroughly before food on top overcooks.

Tips for Using Foil in a Microwave Safely

Use new, smooth foil only. Wrinkled foil can cause arcing (sparks).

Cover not more than 1/4 of the food with foil.

Shape the foil smoothly to the food so no edges stick out.

Do not place the foil closer than one inch from the oven walls.

If the microwave oven has metal shelves, don’t microwave food in foil containers or metal pans, and don’t let foil used for shielding touch the shelves.

If you see arcing (sparks), immediately remove the foil shielding; transfer frozen food from foil container to a microwave-safe utensil.

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