Microwave Safety

Watch the video below, filmed in partnership with Goochland Fire-Rescue and share the tips below about microwave safety.

The convenience of the microwave makes it a valuable tool in the kitchen for cooking, reheating, and saving time during meal preparation. Microwave fire safety is crucial to prevent accidents and ensure the safe operation of the appliance. When using a microwave for cooking, it is important to prioritize safety.

Here are some tips to ensure cooking safety while using a microwave:

  • Use microwave safe containers to prevent them from melting and leaching harmful chemicals into the air.
  • Avoid metal objects as they can cause sparks and damage the appliance.
  • Cover food by either using a microwave safe lid or plastic wrap. This will ensure that the food cooks evenly.
  • Be cautious while taking hot items out of the microwave by using oven mitts.
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