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Can glass containers be used in the microwave?

by Allo Innoware on December 30, 2022  in borocilicateglasshealthutensils

When it comes to reheating leftovers or cooking meals in the microwave, many of us reach for plastic or ceramic containers. But what about glass containers? Can they be used safely in the microwave? The answer is yes, but there are certain guidelines to follow.



1. Temperature Check

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First and foremost, it's important to understand the type of glass used in glass containers. High borosilicate glass is a type of glass that can withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees Celsius. This makes it safe to use in the microwave, as the maximum temperature in a microwave is around 200 degrees Celsius.



2. Importance of Quality of Glass

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However, it's important to note that not all glass containers are made of high borosilicate glass containers like Allo Glass Containers which are perfect for reheating leftovers or cooking meals in the microwave. Regular glass, such as tempered glass or glassware with metallic rims, should not be used in the microwave as it can shatter or break. To ensure safety, always check the label on your glass container to see if it is microwave safe.


3. Do's and Dont's

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When using glass containers in the microwave, it's also important to follow a few do's and don'ts. Do use a microwave-safe lid or cover the container with microwave-safe plastic wrap to prevent splatters. Don't overheat the container, as this can cause it to crack or shatter. It's also a good idea to place the container on a microwave-safe plate before heating to catch any spills or splatters.




Glass containers made of high borosilicate glass can be used safely in the microwave. Allo Glass Containers are High Borosilicate material that can withstand upto 450 degree Celsius and can be used for microwaving.

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