Asked on Oct 18, 2017

How can I determine if bowls are microwave safe?

Margie SpenserLisa S.Lynn


Found two beautiful bowls at garage sale. They are stamped only with "made in Bavaria".

8 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Dont chance it.........
  • Wyn25907488
    on Oct 18, 2017

    put a cup of water in them and micro for 15 seconds. if the water has warmed but not the bowl you should be good to go. 8^)
  • Can you post a photo, I have a lot of European cook and bakeware, (among other things), I might be able to tell. Both my parents were born in Austria and one of my grandmothers lived there her entire life, she sent us stuff from all over Europe.
  • Big lulu
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Why risk it? Use them for cold food.
    • Elizabeth Burnette
      on Oct 20, 2017

      Thanks, that is what I was feeling,. Your endorsement of that thinking helped me decide to use the bowls only for cold foods. THANKS
  • Lindeskipper
    on Oct 18, 2017

    I don't think 'beautiful' and radiation and hot steamy water go together at all.... much like crystal microwave and no dishwasher....
  • Lynn
    on Oct 18, 2017

    I agree w/ John, don’t chance it. I use them as a display or serving dish. I have many bowls, plates & platters circa 1940 from Germany. I use them during the holidays as decoration & serving pieces.
  • Lisa S.
    on Oct 19, 2017

    If they have any metallic trim or decoration on them, they will spark in the microwave.
  • Margie Spenser
    on Oct 19, 2017

    If you have your microwave owner's manual, they probably have a page on how to test whether containers are microwave safe. But if they are really beautiful, as Big lulu said, why risk it?
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