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Foiled Again!

 

Cooking Made Microwave Easy
Better Homes & Gardens
1987

 

Submitter: Found this gem while weeding some vhs tapes.  I hadn’t realized that there were even microwave cooking tips out there, and coming from Better Homes and Gardens, they’re bound to be good, right!  Right?  What’s this about shielding with aluminum foil?  Sounds safe!

 

Holly: Well, I’ll be darned.  The USDA has a fact sheet that says small amounts of aluminum foil can be used in a microwave!  Even so, this is a VHS tape from 1987.  Let it go.

 

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6 Responses to Foiled Again!

  • That’s right – I also learn recently, to my uttermost amazement, that it is possible to use aluminium in a microwave oven, albeit in a reasonable proportion. My wife does it all the time and pretends everybody does it… Am I the only one who has been educated in the fear of putting anything made of metal in a microwave oven ?

    I even remember when we were kids, my sister and I put some sculptures we made out of aluminium foils in a microwave oven just to see the beautiful blue lightnings that would strike it…

  • Didn’t the Mythbusters prove that if the foil is mostly flat it’s okay to put it in the microwave – it’s when it’s super wrinkled you should worry?

  • I got the no metal anything taught to me, and I know at least one professor of mine who had it as well.

  • “I hadn’t realized that there were even microwave cooking tips out there, and coming from Better Homes and Gardens, they’re bound to be good, right! Right?”

    Oh, yes, tehre are. Our library had a book sale not that long ago and tons of microwave cookbooks were a flutter.

  • I know for a fact that just a small pin causes a moby arch and very load BRRRRRR sound when accidentally placed into micro.

  • Haha! My great aunt worked for GE when microwaves were first sold to the general public. She edited several microwave cookbooks at the time. This made me think of her and her crazy ways. Thanks!