Microwaves. They’re our best buddies when we need popcorn for movie night and when we feel too lazy to cook a nutritious meal (that greasy lasagna from our local gas station has really stolen our hearts). But for some people, microwaves are riddles wrapped in mysteries inside enigmas.
When you use your microwave properly, everything’s dandy. But if you mess up… well, the consequences can be catastrophic. Not to mention hilarious! Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest microwave fails by not-so-smart people to get your week off to a great start. So scroll down, upvote your fave stories, and remember—don’t put random crap in your microwave.
Knowledge is power. So we've also prepared a small list of tips about some of the less-obvious things that you shouldn’t put in your futuristic food-heating box.
My Mom Microwaved Some Birdseed To Disinfect It Before Putting It In A Beanbag And Accidentally Made Tiny Popcorn
Yesterday This Guy Put Ghost Pepper Popcorn In Our Industrial Microwave At Work For Over 5 Minutes. The Office Was Filled With Black Smoke Burning People's Eyes
No-one could breathe. He basically maced the building. We were moved to the other end so we could keep working
My Friend Opened Their Microwave And Couldn't Figure Out What This Was. It Was A Forgotten Slice Of Pizza
To start things off, you probably already knew this one, but you shouldn’t put aluminum foil inside a microwave because it burns and ignites. In fact, don’t heat up any kind of metal.
The same goes for paper bags which may release fumes and toxins and might catch on fire. (Note how most things that shouldn’t be in microwaves burst into flames). Keep in mind that popcorn bags have susceptors in them, so it’s safe to use them. Yay, movie nights aren’t canceled!
He Forgot To Put Water In His Cup O Noodles
I Have No Idea How This Happened. Cup Took Considerable Force To Get Back Down
My Submission For Dumbest Way To Injure Yourself: I Burnt My Hand Taking Tomato Soup Out Of The Microwave. The Toast I Was Making Popped Up And It Scared Me
You should also never microwave plastic bags or styrofoam containers. You know, the ones that you get your take-away and leftover food in. They release harmful chemicals and you really don’t want to deal with the mess they leave behind.
Nor should you put wet clothes inside to ‘dry’ them out. It won’t work. Be smart—use a dryer. If you don’t have one, you’ll just have to hang up your clothes and wait for them to dry the old fashioned way.
When I Was 3-Years-Old I Decided To Put My Dad's Brand New Cellphone In The Microwave
He didn’t understand what I meant by “phone hot, daddy! Phone hot! ” until he walked into the kitchen and saw it full of smoke. 17 years later, he still has it and refuses to let me live it down
I Installed My Own Microwave Today And Saved $150 In Install Fees
This Is What Happens When You Microwave Mcdonalds Fries For 30 Minutes (Instead Of 30 Seconds)
Yes, yes, we know—microwaves are for food. But some food items have no place inside the machine. For example, if you were to put, oh we don’t know, say a hard-boiled egg inside, it’s likely to explode. And not in a pleasant “oh look, Ma, I accidentally made delicious scrambled eggs without even trying” kind of way.
The same warning goes for hot peppers. You might like spicy food, but be sure to add those peppers after you take your meal out of the microwave. If they’re inside, they’ll heat up and will release something similar to a gust of pepper-spray when you open up the door. Great for warding off intruders if you’re starring in ‘Home Alone.’ Bad for lunch at the office.
Wife: “Are You Sure That Jalapeño Dip Container Is Microwaveable?” Me, An Intellectual: “Of Course It Is.” Jalapeño Dip Container:
My Daughter Took It Upon Herself To Microwave Some Syrup For Her Waffles... For 5 Minutes
So Heard It Was Fine Putting Your Phone In The Microwave To Charge It. My Charger Broke Yesterday, My Battery Was Pretty Low So Thought I'd Give It A Go... This Happened
So, dear Pandas, which microwave fail was your fave one? Did you learn anything new about what not to heat up in microwaves? Do you have any microwave fails of your own to share with us? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!
Goodbye Everyone. It's Been Good Knowing You
This Is What Happens When You Tell Your Kid To Make His Own Snack. So He Microwaves An Egg For 11 Minutes
$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It
Just Going To Heat Up Some Coffee In The Microwave. Tried To Grab It. Tried To Pour It. What The. Well Damn
My Friend's Husband Thought He Could Microwave His Shirt To Dry It Faster
A Friend's Client Paid Him In Cash. He Put The Cash In The Microwave To Kill Traces Of Coronavirus
A Guest Put It In The Hotel Microwave To Give It "A Quick Charge." Fire Alarm Followed
If You Were Wondering What Happens When You Put Foil In The Microwave
I Tried To Microwave A Sandwich And There Is A Big Difference Between 4 And 5 Minutes
Life Pro Tip: Even If Your Boiled Egg Is A Bit Underdone, Don't Put It In The Microwave
My Friend's Kids Decided To Microwave Crayola Markers
Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave
My Little Sister Accidentally Microwaved A Bagel For Ten Minutes
Last Night’s Dinner Started Out With A Bang, But I Cleaned It Up Bought Another Squash And Tried Again
Attempted One Of Those Microwave Mug Cakes. Looks, Uh, Less Than Appetizing
Why Would You Even Want To Heat Cheetos?
Cooking Everyone Breakfast When The Glass From The Microwave Door Unexpectedly Fell Out
My High Brain Learned That Bowls Get Hot In The Microwave
Another Case Of Someone Microwaving Money To "Sanitize It"
I work at a bank. We are still open through the drive up. Someone literally microwaved their money to "Sanitize it" and sent it to us to deposit into their account....I can't. They said "I'm sure some of it isn't usable but whatever you can deposit into my account, please do."