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microwave freezer bags safely?
In a perfect world,
we would remember to take out that plastic freezer bag of
spaghetti sauce out of the freezer the night before we need
it. But more often than not, we end up grabbing a frozen freezer
bag of sauce about half an hour before we want dinner on the
table. But is it really safe to microwave freezer Ziploc bags?
you are defrosting something you have frozen in a plastic
freezer bag, it is safe to use. They will not release any
harmful dioxins when you are defrosting.
If you do defrost
anything frozen in a freezer bag, do remember to open a corner
of the zip to allow any steam to escape. It is trapped steam
inside that can cause plastic to melt in the microwave.
You do need to
worry about leakage when defrosting in the microwave, so place
the bag on a plate or other microwave safe dish or container.
Then halfway through defrosting, you can also transfer the
contents of the bag into the container if you'd like. This
would be especially useful if the contents of the bag are
more liquid than solid.