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Response to catrose (Reply #41)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 07:15 PM

42. The trick is not to leave it

in the microwave for too long at too high a power setting. Even dry fabric will eventually get hot enough to ignite and plastic hot enough to melt and/or ignite. I found that out the hard way by trying to dry hiking boots in the MW - did not keep a close enough watch and burned & melted part of the insole.

Heating a dry object in the MW (or running it empty) is also hard on the oven itself - the microwaves are not readily absorbed, reflect around the interior of the cabinet and back into the magnatron (the device the generates the the microwaves) heating and damaging it.

Putting gerbils in a microwave oven is also not a good idea.....

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