I am a big advocate of bringing your own lunch to school but where do you heat it up? Click here for a list of microwaves around Burnaby campus.
At Surrey Campus you will find 2 microwaves in the Student Lounge (Room 3396) and one in the SFSS Office (Room 3390).
And remember a few tips for safe microwaving:
- Look for the microwave safe symbol that is permanently stamped on the bottom of safe containers. This symbol means that the container will withstand high temperatures without melting, warping, or leaking chemicals.
- Do not microwave plastic containers, which hold such foods as margarine, yogurt, sour cream, and mayonnaise. These are designed for one time use only and are not safe to be used in the microwave.
- Do not allow plastic wrap to touch the top of food while microwaving because it may melt. Ensure that the wrap is at least 1-inch away from the top of the food.
- Always cover food to block in steam for even heating in the microwave. Use wax paper, parchment paper or paper towels as an alternative to plastic covers.
- Be sure to vent the container before microwaving by leaving the lid slightly ajar.
- If you are unsure whether the plastic container is suitable for the microwave, transfer it to a glass or ceramic container.
Special thanks to Gurita Bhatti who brought all of this great information together.