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May 29, 2014 07:38 PM

Twist tie burn in microwave?

I thawed out some hamburger meat wrapped in plastic but didn't notice the twist tie that was on the bag it was in

It burned and melted a small bit of plastic wrap that was over the meat, I removed the effected part, is the rest still ok to use ?


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  1. Of course your hamburger is still ok to use. Most plastic wrap sold today is safe for microwave use, especially the newer plastics. I would not worry about it, but I would not routinely microwave plastic wrap unless the plastic wrap does not actually touch the food.

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    1. re: John E.

      Thanks! That's good to know since I did already use it :D

      and I wont defrost meat in plastic anymore

      1. re: madeliner

        I guess you really were not that worried or really really hungry.

    2. Unfortunately, eating the hamburger will result in instant death.

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