Is it safe to use plastic wrap as a covering when microwaving food?

By Susan Brewer, Ph.D., University of Illinois,
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Some plastic wraps are microwave-safe, but read the package to be sure. Waxed paper, cooking bags, parchment paper, and white microwave-safe paper towels are safe to use in the microwave. However, any plastic product that is not marked as microwave-safe should not be used in the microwave.
AnswerLine (Iowa State Univeristy, University Extension) Reference: U.S.D.A.


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