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.

Brown Appliance Parts Co
(859) 255-5715
1929 Liberty Rd
Lexington, KY
 
Wellman Appliance Repair
(606) 324-7975
2138 Galloway St
Ashland, KY
 
Aable Appliance Service
(812) 282-8876
2431 Lindbergh Dr
Louisville, KY
 
A All Appliance Service
(502) 363-4121
4606 S 2nd St
Louisville, KY
 
Green River Appliance & TV
(270) 683-0258
120 E 14th St
Owensboro, KY
 
R And M Appliance
(606) 523-9110
913 North St
Corbin, KY
 
Appliance Distributors Inc
(859) 233-1993
1701 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY
 
Perkins Don Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
(606) 324-8953
2208 High St
Ashland, KY
 
Big Lots
(606) 877-6351
845 S Main St
London, KY
 
D J'S Kitchen Corner
(606) 928-3688
5350 State Route 5
Ashland, 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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