Can You Microwave Clothes?
Have you ever been in a rush to get dressed and all your clothes need to be warmed up? If you have a microwave you may be tempted to put your clothes in it, but is that really a good idea?
Using a microwave to heat clothes is a really bad idea because:
- It can melt the fabric – most fabrics are made from polyester, polyamide and/or polypropylene, all of which are sensitive to heat and can easily melt if exposed to it for too long.
- It can start a fire – depending on the fabric, the heat from a microwave can start a fire if it is not monitored carefully.
- It can damage the microwave – the heat from a microwave can cause damages to the inside, making it less efficient and more dangerous to use.
What Should You Do Instead?
If you want to warm up your clothes, you should use an electric steamer. This way, the fabric won’t get damaged and the heat is regulated. Additionally, electric steamers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can choose one that best fits your needs.
All in all, it’s best to avoid putting your clothes in a microwave. The risks associated with it are just not worth it.