Can You Microwave Rubbermaid? – Quick Informational Guide

Rubbermaid containers are super convenient for storing your takeout noodles, leftovers, or your kid’s school lunch. 

They have ridges on the lid that provide easy stacking. Well, the main question lingering in our minds is, can you microwave Rubbermaid? Read on to find out more.

Rubbermaid is manufactured from various glass or plastics. Generally, YES, Rubbermaid, is safe for microwave use. Regardless, you should also be cautious before you heat that leftover lasagna in Rubbermaid. Read on to learn more.

If you have any Rubbermaid containers lying around your house, don’t just rush into using it for microwaving your food. 

Always make sure that you look at the bottom of the dish to ensure it is safe for microwave use. If it’s safe, it’ll display “reheat” or “microwave safe.”

If not, you should not microwave it. Sometimes, the containers have a microwave image on the bottom to confirm that its safe for use.

How to microwave Rubbermaid containers:

After finding out that your Rubbermaid is safe for microwave use, follow these steps to ensure that you’re taking the necessary precautions.

• Remove all the labels or other packaging materials before you place the container in your microwave.

• Always remove the lid to provide proper ventilation. If not, you can lift the lid edges to get adequate circulation. If you miss this step, the lid will probably pop off due to the increased pressure. You’ll need to spend a little more extra time cleaning up.

• To avoid all forms of pitting, ensure that you don’t reheat your food in oil, salt, bacon fat, tomato, or sugar.

• If you heat any tomato-based products, the container may get stained.

• When the timer runs out and its time to remove the dish, use a kitchen towel or some heat-resistant gloves

The plastic material gets hot very fast, and it may burn you if you’re not careful.

• When removing the lid, be careful of the steam that emanates from the reheated food. It gets very hot! 

Allow the food to sit for a little while and cool off before handling it.

• Overcooking the food can lead to serious issues since the plastic will end up burning. Ensure that you use the timer appropriately to set how long you need your food to heat up.

• Don’t use Rubbermaid in the conventional oven or stovetop, which may result in browning or melting of the plastic.

Maybe you don’t need to throw out your Rubbermaid containers just yet. You can still put them to some good microwaving use!

Sources:
http://www.rubbermaid.com/Assets/Pdf/rubbermaid-takealongs-use-care-2.pdf