Since poaching eggs is such a chore, countless users have uploaded videos to TikTok over the past few years showing you how to do it in the microwave.
This poses a serious health risk. Eggs cooked in the microwave while still in their shells may burst, posing a major burn and injury risk.
Capsaicin, the molecule responsible for hot peppers' intense taste, is produced in the microwave when they are cooked uncooked
Capsaicin may cause respiratory irritation, including coughing and wheezing. In addition, the steam produced by microwaving peppers may cause severe burns to the skin
Microwaves might cause damage because of the food's high concentration of preservatives and nitrates.
Microwaving processed meats led to a rise in the formation of cholesterol oxidation products (COPs).
You may think it's a no-brainer to just use the microwave's "defrost" option to thaw the chicken you forgot to take out of the freezer earlier.
Microwaves don't cook food uniformly, so frozen meat could stay partly frozen in certain regions while other sections get hot enough to encourage bacterial development.