Food Storage Containers Morehead KY

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.

Sears Roebuck & Co
(606) 679-0505
370 S Highway 27 Tradewind
Somerset, KY
 
Kmart
(606) 864-4708
1710 Highway 192 W
London, KY
 
A Hometown Appliance Service
(270) 846-4642
1507 Nutwood St
Bowling Green, KY
 
Smith Ken Appliance Service
(270) 442-0281
4060 Buckner Ln
Paducah, KY
 
Sears Authorized Dealer 3136
(606) 679-0505
370 S Highway 27 Tradewind
Somerset, KY
 
Appliance Pro
(859) 299-6254
1315 Winchester Rd Ste 351
Lexington, KY
 
Peebles Department Stores
(606) 330-0227
100 London Shopping Ctr
London, KY
 
Gene'S Tv Service
(606) 528-7174
2116 S Main St
Corbin, KY
 
United Refrigeration Inc
(270) 444-6868
3530 Park Ave
Paducah, KY
 
Gregg Appliances, Inc.
(502) 968-6244
4141 Outer Loop
Louisville, KY
 

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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