Microwave ovens always say to NOT put metal in them. So I got some of
these small cup things from Chef Boyardee which are supposed to be a
quick pasta snack. If you have not seen them, they are a plastic
container with an aluminum top, covered with a yellow plastic lid with 4
You remove the plastic lid, pull open the "pull top" aluminum, put the
plastic lid back on, and microwave it. This leaves an aluminum rim
around the top of the cup, with the plastic lid over it.
I did as instructed, and it sounded like there was a war battle inside
my MW oven. That container actually jumps around and sounds like it's
sparking, but that plastic lid covers the metal rim. Somehow this seems
unsafe for the MW oven. (as far as doing damage to it). The food does
get hot quickly though.
I'd think the company that makes these things should know what they are
doing, but I'm concerned about doing damage to my MW oven. Actually I
probably wont have to worry about it anymore, because the food is pretty
dull and tasteless, despite being a quick and easy snack.