Most types of plastics are safe to put in a microwave oven. In fact, since microwave ovens are so common, the majority of plastic plates, bowls and cups are made specifically for that purpose. More » Home & Garden Appliances Microwaves and Bed, Bath and Beyond both sell plastic microwave rice cookers, as of 2015. One model from is the Nordic Ware Microwave Rice Cooker, and one from Bed, Bath and Beyond is the Infuse 15-Cup Microwa... More » Home & Garden Kitchen Cookware & Kitchen Tools

Whether a reusable plastic travel coffee mug can be microwaved depends on the type of plastic used in the mug. It is important to check the bottom of the mug to see if it is labeled as microwave-safe or check with the mu... More »

Clean the inside of a microwave oven by boiling 1 cup of water containing slices from one lemon. Allow the solution to cool, wipe with a clean sponge, then clean the glass using a solution of equal parts of vinegar and w... More »

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the smallest microwave oven is a creation of researchers at NIST and George Mason University. The device was developed for use in lab-on-a-chip appl... More » Home & Garden Appliances Microwaves

Using a cleaner in a microwave oven is appropriate if the cleaning product label displays a microwave-safe rating. The owner manual for a particular microwave, usually available from the manufacturer, provides maintenanc... More » Home & Garden Appliances Microwaves

The standard wattage for a microwave oven varies. Most microwaves are built with a wattage that ranges from 600 to 1,200 watts. However, the majority of microwave foods are designed for ovens that are 800 watts or higher... More »