Is heating water in a microwave dangerous?

01 April 2007

Question

Is it true that a scald from water boiled in a microwave is worse than water boiled in a kettle?

Answer

Yes it can be true. If you heat water very gently in a very clean container, you can actually get it to be above 100Ã?,°C, maybe 105Ã?,°C or 106Ã?,°C.

And if the temperature of the water is 105Ã?,°C, it will do you more damage more quickly. Also if you put in some sugar then it will boil quickly and explode all over you, and some people have been badly hurt by putting spoons into things and heating it in the microwave.

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