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    is it safe to put alluminium kitchen foil in the microwave ?

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    i know it sounds like a stupid question but i just did, and there were no nuclear explosions or mutations in the house, so is it just a myth ?

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    One of the biggest myths.......if you put in on high for 10 minutes it turns into gold.

    I AM A MILLIONAIRESS

    i didnt think you could oO , i once put a bowl with like a gold rim in microwave and it starting sparking right away !! maybe you was just luvky this time

    do it again.

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    shopstilldrops

    i didnt think you could oO , i once put a bowl with like a gold rim in … i didnt think you could oO , i once put a bowl with like a gold rim in microwave and it starting sparking right away !! maybe you was just luvky this time



    gold rims always spark but silver rims never seem to ...not sure why though.

    Its probably as safe as smoking.......

    Hate to spoil the thread by giving a serious answer but this is from the US gov

    Is it safe to use aluminum foil in a microwave oven?
    Always consult the owner's manual of your microwave oven and heed the manufacturer's recommendations for the use of aluminum foil. It can be safe to use small amounts of aluminum foil in a microwave oven.

    Microwaves cannot pass through metal but are absorbed by food. No food completely covered by aluminum foil or in a covered metal pan should be put in a microwave oven because food wouldn't be available to absorb the microwaves. Operating the oven empty or when the food is completely wrapped in aluminum foil can cause damage to the oven and the food won't heat.

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

    Some food packaged in foil containers can be safe to microwave. Read the package heating instructions to see if the food manufacturer has specific recommendations for microwaving the product. 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 dries and overcooks.

    General Rules for Safe Use of Aluminum Foil:
    Use new, smooth foil only. Wrinkled foil can cause arcing (sparks).
    Cover no more than 1/4 of the food with foil.
    Shape the foil smoothly to the food so no edges stick out.
    It makes no difference which side of foil (shiny or dull) is facing out.
    Do not place the foil closer than one inch from the oven walls.
    If the microwave oven has metal shelves OR a metal turntable, don't microwave food in foil containers or metal pans, and don't let foil used for shielding touch or be close to the shelves or turntable.
    If you see arcing (sparks), immediately remove the foil shielding; transfer frozen food from foil container to a microwave-safe utensil.


    Edited by: "gari189" 21st Sep 2010

    I wouldnt, i did once and it went on fire

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    seems it is ok then, i just had it on top of a bowl of soup

    For best results, wrap tin foil round head and put head in microwave on full for 5 mins and listen to the communications of aliens planning the destruction of earth.

    i started a fire in mine last time i done it lol maybe u got lucky

    Syzable

    For best results, wrap tin foil round head and put head in microwave on … For best results, wrap tin foil round head and put head in microwave on full for 5 mins and listen to the communications of aliens planning the destruction of earth.


    The kind of advice barsteward operator from hell used to give out - if you haven't read them they are well worth a look......the earlier ones are probably the best.
    bofh.ntk.net/BOF…php

    scrambled eggs in the microwave is fun, put the required amount of eggs you want in the microwave (shell still in tact), high power, for 5 mins (_;)

    Syzable

    For best results, wrap tin foil round head and put head in microwave on … For best results, wrap tin foil round head and put head in microwave on full for 5 mins and listen to the communications of aliens planning the destruction of earth.



    and report back!

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    whatsThePoint

    The easy answer was just look it up on … The easy answer was just look it up on youtube[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKQ9vC_DK_c]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKQ9vC_DK_c[/url]



    thats tin foil (_;)

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    whatsThePoint

    They are the same thing, tin foil made with tin stopped being made around … They are the same thing, tin foil made with tin stopped being made around the end of ww2, people still refer to alluminium kitchen foil as tin foil because they look the same or as in my case because tin is easier to spell



    my tin foils better
    Edited by: "ryman1000" 21st Sep 2010
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