Is it dangerous to let plastic wrap touch food while it’s in the microwave?



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    In general I would say no. Even microwave safe plastic wrap should not be allowed to touch food because as the plastic wrap heats up it can release volatile chemicals into the food which in turn is what you digest. Also, according to this informative video:, the plastic wrap chemicals only migrate into food when there is a fat presence, such as olive oil, butter or some other type of fat. Fortunately, when you are microwaving you do not need such fats to cook.

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    The reason you shouldn’t let plastic wrap touch your food is that you want to leave some room between the food and plastic wrap because microwaves tend to heat food more quickly than plastic. You mostly just want to avoid stretching the plastic wrap too tightly because it may split.

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