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Can Food Container be used to steam things?
- Jul 12, 2018 -

Can Food Container be used to steam things?


PP polypropylene plastic material can withstand 167 ° C high temperature, it can be cooked in the steamer.

The number under the plastic cup indicates the meaning of No. 1 PET polyethylene terephthalate. Common mineral water bottles, carbonated beverage bottles, etc. Heat resistant to 70 ° C is easy to deform, and there are substances harmful to the human body. After 10 months of use of plastics No. 1, the carcinogen DEHP may be released. Can't put in the sun in the car; don't pack alcohol, oil, etc.

No. 2 HDPE high density polyethylene Common white medicine bottles, cleaning products, bath products. Don't use it as a water cup, or use it as a storage container for other items. Cleaning is not thorough and should not be recycled.

No. 3 PVC PVC Common raincoats, building materials, plastic film, plastic boxes, etc. Excellent plasticity, low price, so it is very common to use, can only heat 81 ° C. High temperature is easy to produce bad substances, rarely used in food packaging. Difficult to clean and residue, do not recycle. Do not buy if you have a drink.

No. 4 PE polyethylene Common plastic wrap, plastic film, etc. Hazardous substances are produced at high temperatures. When toxic substances enter the human body with food, they may cause diseases such as breast cancer and birth defects. Keep the plastic wrap in the microwave oven.

No. 5 PP polypropylene Common soy milk bottle, yogurt bottle, juice drink bottle, microwave lunch box. With a melting point of up to 167 ° C, it is the only plastic box that can be placed in a microwave oven and can be reused after careful cleaning. It should be noted that some microwave oven lunch boxes are made of No. 5 PP, but the cover is made of No. 1 PE. Since PE cannot withstand high temperature, it cannot be placed in the microwave oven together with the box. Pay special attention to the transparent PP non-microwave oven PP, so the products manufactured by it cannot be directly placed in the microwave oven.

No. 6 PS polystyrene Common bowl of instant noodles box, fast food box. Can not be placed in the microwave to avoid release of chemicals due to excessive temperature. After acid (such as orange juice) and alkaline substances, it will decompose carcinogens. Avoid packing hot food with a snack box. Don't use a microwave to cook bowls of instant noodles.

No. 7 PC Others Common kettles, space cups, and bottles. Department stores often use water cups of this kind as gifts. It is easy to release the toxic substance bisphenol A, which is harmful to the human body. Do not heat when using, do not expose to direct sunlight.