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I use a paper towel or a paper plate with food on it, all the time and never have had an issue..


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thewayweroll wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

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JimK-NY wrote:

Maybe you need to stop using the microwave and leave it to your wife.


My wife doesn't "Test" things like I do. That's my job. I'm happy it happened to me & not the wifey.


Do you also jump in front of a train to test if it will stop in time? Microwaves have been in use for decades. There is nothing new or to test about avoiding running an empty microwave. They are not idiot proof but they do require opening the door and presumably adding material in order to run. If you ignore the basics, why did you also leave the microwave running with just a piece of paper in it?

I guess next time you can test what happens if you run the microwave with a metal container. Don't bother to warn us about the outcome.


Shall I also tell you not to eat yellow snow? Let's not throw sarcasm in this thread! You're being unreasonable here.

I'll explain it again... I didn't know there was a piece of towel in the microwave. I wanted to run all the appliances in the RV to test my 30 amp outlet. I wanted to see if the new installed 30 amp would handle all the RV loads w/o tripping the breaker.

If this is something you find not reasonable then this thread is simply not for you. You must be one of those "fool proof" people that have made no mistakes. At least I'm willing to share mine. [emoticon]


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Glad you enjoyed my comment Missouri. You are welcome to more anytime.

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jaycocreek wrote:

I use a paper towel or a paper plate with food on it, all the time and never have had an issue..


Same here for over 25 years now with no issues. Food instructions often say to cover with a wet or dry paper towel depending on what's cooking.

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NamMedevac 70 wrote:

jaycocreek wrote:

I use a paper towel or a paper plate with food on it, all the time and never have had an issue..


Same here for over 25 years now with no issues. Food instructions often say to cover with a wet or dry paper towel depending on what's cooking.


Yes, the problem was not the paper towel. There is no issue with covering food with a paper towel in a microwave. I’ve never put a paper towel under a plate but see no problem with that either. The issue here was entirely due to running the microwave empty. Anything on the loose piece of paper was subjected to all the wattage and quickly hit ignition temperature.


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I ran the microwave with nothing inside of it.
NEVER do that


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Not surprised it caught the paper on fire. You are lucky it didn't blow up the whole thing.





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2112 wrote:

There is a large sign in bold letters on the paper towel dispenser saying "Do Not Use In Microwave. Fire Hazard". Our theory is they do not separate staples and other small medal items while recycling.


yes the story is "Metal Shavings".

Something most folks do not know is some pieces of metal are more dangerous in a microwave than others.. Depends on the size of the piece and before you ask.. I don't know.


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Well about a dozen years ago I accidentally dropped my cheapo flip-phone into the pool…My attempted fix was to put it in the microwave for a short time to dry out the water….

Trust that I won’t ever do that again - lol

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Sport45 wrote:

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

jaycocreek wrote:

I use a paper towel or a paper plate with food on it, all the time and never have had an issue..


Same here for over 25 years now with no issues. Food instructions often say to cover with a wet or dry paper towel depending on what's cooking.


Yes, the problem was not the paper towel. There is no issue with covering food with a paper towel in a microwave. I’ve never put a paper towel under a plate but see no problem with that either. The issue here was entirely due to running the microwave empty. Anything on the loose piece of paper was subjected to all the wattage and quickly hit ignition temperature.


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