10 Foods You Shouldn’t Reheat in Microwave

1. Chicken Wings

Microwaving can make them soggy; consider reheating in an oven or toaster oven for crispiness.

2. Pizza with a Crispy Crust

Reheating pizza in a microwave can result in a soggy crust. Use an oven or skillet for a crispier texture.

3.Fried Foods

Fried items may lose their crispiness in the microwave. Use an oven or air fryer for better results.

4. Hard-Boiled Eggs

Microwaving whole hard-boiled eggs can cause them to explode due to steam buildup. Peel and slice before reheating.

5. Rice

Reheated rice can harbor bacteria, leading to food poisoning. If reheating, do so thoroughly and consume immediately.

6. Processed Meats

Delicate textures in processed meats can become rubbery in the microwave. Opt for gentler reheating methods.

7. Leafy Greens

Vegetables like spinach and kale can become overly wilted and lose nutritional value in the microwave.

8. Breast Milk

Microwaving breast milk can cause uneven heating, potentially scalding a baby. Use warm water for a safer method.

9. Mushrooms

Mushrooms contain a high water content that can make them slimy when microwaved. Use alternative reheating methods.

10. Certain Sauces

Dairy-based sauces, like hollandaise or béchamel, may separate or curdle in the microwave. Reheat on the stove with low heat.

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