Is their Metal in paper towels
A Microwave Warning
HINTS FROM HELOISE Syndicated Columnist
August 16, 1996|HELOISE
Dear Heloise: I line my straw bread basket with paper towels and put my bread in it in my microwave to heat. I did the same yesterday and the paper towels and basket caught fire. I just left the oven closed and the lack of oxygen put the fire out. I checked my microwave oven book and read "Do not use recycled paper towels in the microwave, as they contain small metal particles and can catch fire."I checked my paper towels and, sure enough, they were recycled paper towels. I especially want to get this word out to latchkey families whose children use a microwave, as they may attempt to remove the burning contents from the oven with disastrous results. - Margaret Zirbel, Bozeman, Mont.