5 foods you shouldn't put in the microwave

When you’re in a rush, the microwave can feel like a miracle appliance. But even though the microwave is versatile, it does have its limits. Here are 5 foods you should avoid putting in the microwave. 1. You like your spicy peppers hot, but you probably don’t want them to literally catch on fire. That’s exactly what can happen if you put hot peppers in the microwave. 2. Microwaving hard boiled eggs can cause them to explode! Hot steam builds up inside the egg as you microwave it, and is released once the egg is broken into. 3. Microwaving grapes can cause them to spark and even burst into flames. 4. Bread isn’t dangerous to microwave, but it doesn’t taste great! Microwaving heats bread from the inside out, so you miss out on the nice crunchy exterior you get from toasting. 5. The microwave’s uneven heat distribution is exactly why you shouldn’t use your microwave to thaw frozen meat. Parts of it may cook, while others remain frozen. This can allow bacteria to grow on the meat unless you begin cooking it immediately