When was the last time you heated up leftovers in the microwave? Probably pretty recently.
Most people use microwaves every day for heating up food. Microwaves are easy to use, but they pose certain health risks if food is not cooked properly. You should always use a microwave-safe container and make sure your food is heated all the way through. This tip sheet lays out tips for safe microwave use, including identifying microwave safe containers, ensuring your food cooks all the way through, preventing bacterial contamination, and thawing food in the microwave.