You know you shouldn't put metal in the microwave because it could spark. But metal is in more than just the fork you left in the pasta and the filigree of that old plate you used — it also makes up some of the minerals in the food you eat, like the iron in leafy greens and the magnesium in bell peppers. Of course, that's far less metal than what's in your silverware. Is it enough to actually cause a problem? The answer is yes — as anyone who's tried making kale chips in the microwave can attest.
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Why You Can't Put Metals in the Microwave
Written by Ashley Hamer January 10, 2018
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