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I grilled a micromeal plastic container, safe to eat?

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1y, 10m agoPosted 1 year, 10 months ago
I put a cottage pie under the grill rather than oven by accident and the plastic container has warped and melted quite considerably. It was for about 10 minutes. I popped the pie out of the container and none of the plastic seemed to stick and it smells ok. I've put it back in the oven in the plastic again. I don't know much about these plastics, do you think it's dangerous and chemicals may have leeched?
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1y, 10m agoPosted 1 year, 10 months ago
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Don't do it!

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#1
Surely if any chemicals would leak under the grill, they would in the oven too.

Get it in your belly.
#2
truth is the chemicals always leach, whether in the oven or microwave. if you can smell burnt plastic, i wouldn't eat it.
#3
not recommend for every day.
once in a while, won't kill you.
#4
Don't do it!
#5
Chemicals in ur dinner now :(
#6
I ate it in the end, it tasted and smelt just fine but i've developed a bit of a dry cough afterwards... oO I wouldn't do it again, it's not worth it for a few £
#7
Chances are the ready meal is more harmful and processed. If you eat ready meals why worry about chemicals from the blooming plastic!! oO
#8
Nk74
Chances are the ready meal is more harmful and processed. If you eat ready meals why worry about chemicals from the blooming plastic!! oO

Some of them aren't that unhealthy. The coop cottage pie is really nice! I was suprised at the quality of the mince and it tastes good. The only chemical is sulphur dioxide, the rest is vegetables, herbs and minced meat.
#9
FriendlyRyan
Nk74
Chances are the ready meal is more harmful and processed. If you eat ready meals why worry about chemicals from the blooming plastic!! oO

Some of them aren't that unhealthy. The coop cottage pie is really nice! I was suprised at the quality of the mince and it tastes good. The only chemical is sulphur dioxide, the rest is vegetables, herbs and minced meat.

co-ops ready meals are the only ones i'll eat, and it has to be their premium meals, and only if i absolutely can't bring myself to cook something fresh! i sometimes tip the meal out of the plastic into a baking tray, to avoid chemical leach. horrid stuff they wrap our food in these days. it's a disgrace really.
#10
espirit77
FriendlyRyan
Nk74
Chances are the ready meal is more harmful and processed. If you eat ready meals why worry about chemicals from the blooming plastic!! oO
Some of them aren't that unhealthy. The coop cottage pie is really nice! I was suprised at the quality of the mince and it tastes good. The only chemical is sulphur dioxide, the rest is vegetables, herbs and minced meat.
co-ops ready meals are the only ones i'll eat, and it has to be their premium meals, and only if i absolutely can't bring myself to cook something fresh! i sometimes tip the meal out of the plastic into a baking tray, to avoid chemical leach. horrid stuff they wrap our food in these days. it's a disgrace really.

I'm considering using a baking tray myself next time. I ended up getting a horrible headache from the plastic too, it's put me using them again. If plastic wasn't so cheap i'm sure there would be a lot more published health risks!

Does the meal maintain it's shape, I would expected it to crumble during coking. Do you alter the cooking time?
#11
FriendlyRyan
espirit77
FriendlyRyan
Nk74
Chances are the ready meal is more harmful and processed. If you eat ready meals why worry about chemicals from the blooming plastic!! oO
Some of them aren't that unhealthy. The coop cottage pie is really nice! I was suprised at the quality of the mince and it tastes good. The only chemical is sulphur dioxide, the rest is vegetables, herbs and minced meat.
co-ops ready meals are the only ones i'll eat, and it has to be their premium meals, and only if i absolutely can't bring myself to cook something fresh! i sometimes tip the meal out of the plastic into a baking tray, to avoid chemical leach. horrid stuff they wrap our food in these days. it's a disgrace really.

I'm considering using a baking tray myself next time. I ended up getting a horrible headache from the plastic too, it's put me using them again. If plastic wasn't so cheap i'm sure there would be a lot more published health risks!

Does the meal maintain it's shape, I would expected it to crumble during coking. Do you alter the cooking time?

You can find small-ish rectangular ceramic or non-stick ones (of course non-stick has it's own chemicals that leach if it gets scratched, but only if scratched). if you have a tk maxx nearby, pop into their kitchen ware section, as i always see good deals on this type of thing. tesco has pretty good stuff for cheap too. No, I don't generally alter the cooking time, because my oven runs hot, but obviously you may want to add a few minutes for the ceramic to heat up if you go that route. if you go with the non-stick, id keep the cooking time the same as directed.

Yeah, our bodies are bombarded with toxins that the big corporations dont want to tell us about. but you'd drive yourself mad trying to avoid each and every one, although some people do a good job of only eating organic etc... i started to use stainless steel uncoated frying pans, and wok, as i was stick of the teflon scratching and possibly getting into my food. they are a pain to clean as food sticks, but i'd rather that than eating teflon, which is known to seriously mess up our internal systems.
#12
I heat microwave food in oven grill regularly. No problems. Yet.

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