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Any easy ways to identify microwave friendly utensils? I know some basic guidelines like, "no metallic items", but am confused about certain kind of glass dishes, bowls. Are all kind of ceramic containers allowed?

All I am looking for is basically a set of guidelines/thumbrules that I can follow.

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Here is a set of guidelines I found from a major manufacturer:

As you mention, any metal items or items with embedded metal are not appropriate. Thinner and bendable plastics are probably not a great idea either since they can melt. Most ceramics and glass should be okay.

When in doubt, check to see whether the item is labelled as microwave-safe, and if you can't tell, test it first using the method described in the linked guidelines.

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This is exactly what I wanted. – BiGYaN May 27 '14 at 15:01

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