Food Storage Containers Mitchell SD

Some 2,000 chemicals can be found among the plastics used for food storage, with two types in particular raising red flags. You can avoid these bad actors by sticking with plastic dishes labeled “microwave safe.”Read on for more information.

Vannatta Larry & Ruth
(605) 996-5145
1201 S Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
Snow's Refrigeration
(605) 996-2981
109 S Lawler St
Mitchell, SD
 
Appliance & Furniture Rentall
(605) 996-3455
1005 E Spruce St Ste 101
Mitchell, SD
 
Sears Dealer Store
(605) 995-0090
1801 N Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
Mid Dakota Equipment & Service
(605) 996-0609
501 E 13th Ave
Mitchell, SD
 
Family Dollar Stores
(605) 995-1988
1801 N Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
Rew's TV & Appliance
(605) 996-2852
910 N Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
Dakota Supply Group
(605) 996-7591
1616 Van Dyke Dr
Mitchell, SD
 
Sears Roebuck & Co
(800) 469-4663
1801 N Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
Kelly Electronics And Appliances
(605) 945-0397
2117 E Wells Ave
Pierre, SD
 

Safe Microwave Containers

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Microwave Safe?
Q Is it safer to microwave food in glass bowls than in plastic ones?

A Probably, especially if you’re of the “better safe than sorry” mindset. Some 2,000 chemicals can be found among the plastics used for food storage, says Ned Groth, a food safety specialist for Consumers Union. While some have been thoroughly tested for storage and heating safety, many others have not.

Two types in particular have raised red flags: bisphenol-A (BPA), tentatively linked to hormonal problems in animals, and plasticizing chemicals, high doses of which have been linked to liver damage and cancer in animals and people. BPA is found in clear, hard plastics, such as those in—of all things—baby bottles, while plasticizers turn up in plastic wraps used to package cheese and meat in delis. (They’re not present in the cling wraps sold for home use.)

You can avoid these bad actors by sticking with plastic dishes labeled “microwave safe.” But if you’re leery of the many other chemical compounds in plastics, it’s simple to switch to glass or ceramic dishes, which contain no questionable synthetics. And definitely avoid using things like old yogurt containers in the microwave; they weren’t made to be heated and are likely to melt into your meal—which could be dangerous as well as distasteful.

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