Question by  jpw (33)

Is Rubbermaid microwave cookware safe?

I am getting ready to but a large set of it if it is safe.


Answer by  imToyin (40)

Consumer agency tested microwaveable plastic: found Rubbermaid, Tupperware both safe, w/no plasticizers leaking into products. Rubbermaid site shows which contain BPA; most don't. Now a new study found another problem plastic: Phthalates. Too new and inconclusive. No specific info regarding Rubbermaid and phthalates. It's in everything(even medical equipment). I don't use other plastics for food/drink, but feel Rubbermaid's fairly safe.

posted by Anonymous
What about safety of older Rubbermaid Microwave cookware? White stackable sets prob from 80's? Numbers on pieces: 5151 - 5156? Any BPA or Phthalates?  add a comment

Answer by  occfiregirl (127)

Yes it is safe for the mircowave and the dishwasher as well. Just be sure you dont cook it for too long.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Typically Rubbermaid container are generally safe to be used in the microwave. Especially if you are referring to their glass containers.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

They claim it's safe but it's never a good idea to microwave anything that is made of plastic. Plastics are absorbed into your foods when you go to microwave or re heat them. It's actually best to microwave your foods in glass dishes. Glass doesn't absorb into the food as plastics do.


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