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Microwave safe glass getting too hot

Confirmed. The cup in question is "defective". It gets hot in the microwave while empty (while microwaving something in another container). Just the handle. I'm simply not using it. I've never seen a container act as this one, and especially hold the heat afterwards as long as it did after it was empty, in just the handle.

As to the other comments, I'm 35, been using a microwave my whole life. I've been making tea this way probably 10 years, it works, and it usually does just bubble a little around the bag, maybe a bubble or two besides that, but not a full boil by any means. Good enough for me anyway.

As for seeing a doctor, no. It's a 60 mile trip. I'm a cattle rancher, if I went to the doctor every time I got a burn, cut, kicked, stepped on, or other, I'd be gone about every other day, literally. In fact, these blisters will likely get rubbed off, and "something" not so nice from outside will probably get in there, and it will heal.

Jan 11, 2013
rancher in Cookware

Microwave safe glass getting too hot

I actually got two identical ones. I did the same test with the second one, and it does not do that at all. A little warm I can use, but I also wonder about it exploding or something. If it gets hot enough to fry an egg, hard to say what it would do. I did some online research and I see some issues with newer glass products, never gave it a thought before. Shame that about everything is getting so cheaply made. I think I should just stop using that hand for anything. I'm getting blisters from that, and I smashed my finger dropping a PTO shaft, so I'm losing another fingernail, after just having another one on the same hand finally grown all the way back. Thanks for the replies.

Jan 11, 2013
rancher in Cookware

Microwave safe glass getting too hot

I've been making hot tea in microwave safe glass measuring/pour cups for many years. Usually Pyrex brand. I put in about 3 cups of water, a tea bag, and set it for 4 minutes, finish, take it out, then let it sit a while. I got a new 4 cup Anchor brand measuring cup, it says microwave safe on the bottom, it looks very similar to the Pyrex ones. I did the same thing I always do. 4 minutes, watched it the whole time, water never comes to a boil except little bubbles around the bag. I went to pick it up by the handle like I always do, and it absolutely burned my fingers in about a half second, I'm getting blisters. I spilled the tea everywhere on my legs and feet, they are red. The empty container handle stayed too hot to touch by bare hand for more than 15 minutes, and it's been a half hour and it's still pretty hot. The container part was cool when empty, the handle was the only part that remained hot. Now, I was probably stupid for not checking the handle, but like I said, I've been doing the same thing for years, really didn't even think about it, I cook many things in those containers, even running some longer than that, I've never had the handle of anything I've had get that hot, especially the entire handle all the way to the end. The Pyrex ones aren't really even warm after that long. Anyone else run into this? I'm not going to use it anymore when the Pyrex ones stay cool enough to use.

Jan 11, 2013
rancher in Cookware