Note, the cups are made from foam, not Styrofoam which is a trademarked material. (: ~Animal_Lover You are supposed to put it in the microwave, just not with the plastic on and original packaging. Your microwave won't be getting it hot enough to melt if you're only microwaving for three minutes. Forgive the non-American. Along with other materials like paper plates and paper towels, Styrofoam cups and plates were made with easy clean up in mind. I have another one I just specifically checked. [–]Xelbair -2 points-1 points0 points 3 years ago (5 children). Well thats how we do it in Texas at least... Not at work, we dont have kettles at all. Any sources (blog, article, press release, video, etc.) If you can't, your supposed to microwave the water, then pour it into the noodles. [–]imnobodyspecial 6 points7 points8 points 3 years ago (0 children). I don;t know what other chemical additive might be in any given styrofoam cup manufacturing process, and your marochan cup might not even be styrofoam strictly speaking. Microwave ovens, if run longer than necessary, tend to overheat water before it actually boils. Hey not true! Microwaving cup noodles can cause super-heating of the contents as well as can release chemicals from the foam. :[, [–]Eskaminagaga 14 points15 points16 points 3 years ago (8 children). $11.76 Next page. Styrofoam is fine for microwaves. Refills can be costly. Nissan brand Cup Noodles - some have microwave instructions, some do not. Now let the noodles rest for another two minutes in the microwave with the door closed. [–]KniveySpoony 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (1 child). m.wikipedia.org), link to the appropriate heading when referencing an article (particularly on Wikipedia), link to the appropriate start time when referencing videos (e.g. If a cup isn't microwave-safe, m Leads to inferior noodles as well, microwaved water is disgusting. I thought of this exact picture after it happened, should've had her recreate it haha. Decided to hide it under the porch, I'm really glad it's not the turtle I thought it was, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the KidsAreFuckingStupid community, Continue browsing in r/KidsAreFuckingStupid. Microwave ovens, if run longer than necessary, tend to overheat water before it actually boils. they are cheaper! Well, that's how I always saw people in offices and workplaces do it, but I followed directions and since I did not want to go to the trouble of waiting for water to boil on the stove, I just grabbed my glass mug and filled it with water. I read the directions. [–]foaxcon 7 points8 points9 points 3 years ago (0 children), [–]lordeddardstark 7 points8 points9 points 3 years ago (0 children). This might be a minor point, but not in my situation because I live with other people, but the kettles I've had in the past are loud as fuck and about 70% I make those noodles at night. Some people don't make tea, thus dont buy one. Nowhere does it say to fill it with water then put it in the microwave for a few minutes; in fact, there are little icons warning against doing exactly that. [–]darthfodder 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago (0 children). [–]ralphvonwauwau 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago (5 children), Or that they are the Berenstain Bears, not Berenstein, [–]TatianaAlena 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago* (3 children). I cooked eggs in the elf-sized microwave, which was installed above a tiny granite countertop smaller than my suitcase. Then simply click on your username on Reddit, go to the comments tab, and hit the new OVERWRITE button at the top. Is it safe to microwave cup ramen in the styrofoam cup? If you only look at that comparison in isolation, then the 1800 Watts compared to the 3kW available from UK plugs seems like a good reason why, in the U.S, Electric kettles are very uncommon. 3 Microwave your ramen for between three and five minutes. Dr. Gloria Gilbere warns against using Styrofoam because of the dangers toxins it gives off. Not the same thing Wikipedia on Styrofoam, [–]polkerman -1 points0 points1 point 3 years ago (0 children), [–]ReverendTot -1 points0 points1 point 3 years ago (1 child). [–]muffy2008[S] 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (1 child). But that's with the packaged kind I'm pretty sure. Now sticking the whole cup in there might alter the taste, but if you just heat up the water by itself in the microwave, it's exactly the same. [–]Looneyinthehills 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (0 children). Why not have an image of cup-a-noddles , that uses the cups. Add just enough water to cover the noodles and microwave for 2 minutes. Is that dangerous? During the race he drank brandy on pitstops, hit a bird at 130mph that broke his nose, and then won. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 3685 on r2-app-0455a2cc00fe93812 at 2020-12-29 19:15:50.759161+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: US. I'd be more worried about it warping and spilling because it's a type of plastic, and not all plastics will survive … In order for this type of Styrofoam to be considered safe for microwave use, it must display microwave-safe labeling on the packaging materials or the container. I've been microwaving my instant ramen noodles in for like, the last 7 years lol. Chapter Text. "TIL you can click on widgets in WidgetMaker 1.22"). Americans are just afraid to add boiling water. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 . Ha, I don't think so. As long as you don’t forget to add water like the meme kid did, you’ll be fine lol. If solid, metal pots/pans emit a toxic substance once heated above 300*F on a stovetop, one can only guess at the toxic substances emitted from Petroleum-based plastic = Styrofoam cups/bowls heated in a microwave oven. But we dont do tea here unless we throw some bags in a giant jar and put it out in the sun on a hot day. But that isnt boiling water, its just hot water. Either used a regular kettle, a pot on the stove (when I moved and had neither a kettle or microwave at the time) or what I usually did, a regular cup in the microwave. Contrary to popular belief, some Styrofoam and other polystyrene containers can safely be used in the microwave. It’s important to note that the vast majority of styrofoam containers like coffee cups, styrofoam plates, and take-out containers are probably not microwave-safe. I never microwave the water in a cup first, then pour it in the styrofoam cup. Its jsut so much easier making ramen in the cup instead of boiling water separately. [–]FattyCorpuscle 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (0 children). [–]muffy2008[S] 9 points10 points11 points 3 years ago* (0 children). [–]Looneyinthehills 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (6 children). Previous page. [–]Looneyinthehills 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (3 children). I never said that with that intention. All I can think of is that it is a cultural difference. It���s kinda alarming but many people I know put the styrofoam insta ramen cup right into the microwave although it says right on the cup do not microwave. Like woah dude" especially when acknowledgement of the hypothesis's strength might encourage some people to take actions (avoiding phthalates in food) that might make their lives better. [+]iBlitzKingi -1 points0 points1 point 3 years ago (0 children). The exact cooking time may vary, since microwaves all behave somewhat differently. I did that, melted a plastic bowl. Why not just boil a jug of water and pour that into the cup like you're supposed to? 1 year ago. [–]Syffuf25 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (1 child). A lot of people have stove top kettles though. [–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 3 years ago (2 children). Microwave Safety. Electric Kettles are very common in Canada, (Though I suppose it could be regional, as some people could argue the same for bag milk which I've pretty much never seen) Anyway, since we use the same power standards, I think the reason that electric kettles aren't common in the U.S is probably a cultural one rather than a result of differences in how much current can be drawn. I do this a lot when I want something to snack on and I don’t want to deal with dishes. That seemed like a real obvious statement, then I remembered the US does not have electric kettles. God damn kids are so dumb. Let me preface this post by saying this recipe is NOT meant to be made in a microwave. Does no one read the directions? Put the instant noodles and seasonings into a bowl, not the Styrofoam provided. People will say its the convenience of it, but those electric kettles can bring water to a boil in about 90 seconds tops. Or that Nelson Mandela didn't die in the 90s. [–]Avidite 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (1 child). Variations You Can Enjoy With Ramen Cooked In Microwave If you would like a more filling dish, we recommend adding a hardboiled egg to the soup. It's the simplest, quickest way, and tastes as good as always. The serotonin-depression connection jumps to mind, almost instantly bring people back from the brink of suicide to a state of relative normalcy, Social and economic issues (including race/religion/gender). It either comes out cold, or overheated and overcooked. [–]blairco 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (0 children). They can be nice. It did not say to microwave the Styrofoam cup in the microwave with the water already in it. [–]t90fan -4 points-3 points-2 points 3 years ago (4 children), Why would you boil water in the microwave when you could just use the kettle, [–]muffy2008[S] 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (3 children). [–]muffy2008[S] 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago (0 children). I’m not talking about the Styrofoam are talking about the fact that it’s can easily erupt that might have been inside the microwave oven or in your mouth. Polystyrene (and most high molecular weight polymers) are in no way soluble in water, and even if 50 per cent of your cup were to melt, you will not be absorbing any appreciable amount through the water in your cup. [–]ReZ-115 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (0 children). I have no idea if /u/Rehabilitated86 knows any of that, but I'd understand if they're just tired of hearing people espouse the scientific equivalent of "but can we really know ANYTHING? It’s important to remind those eating ramen noodles that water should be heated in a separate container and added to the Styrofoam cup. Jesus christ. It did not say to microwave the Styrofoam cup in the microwave … on YouTube). Perhaps related to the pre-independence events like the Tea Act Protests; or the fact that The United States' defining war of independence was against people who were and are well-established Tea Drinkers. Rephrase your post title if the following are not met: No submissions related to the usage, existence or features of specific software/websites (e.g. Electric kettles aint standard equipment at work mate. It depends on how hot the FOOD gets, as styrofoam can lose form from the heat of the food. If you must put it into the microwave make sure you don't completely space out like I did and pop it in the microwave, start it and walk off without first putting water in it. I think the voltage in US transmission lines is too low to power a kettle, 110 volt I think. If we are lucky we get a coffee pot. Majority of the time on the bottom it'll have microwave safe or a symbol that looks like a microwave with wiggly lines to indicate it. I would be a dick to link to my own post, but in that paper it states outright that it MAY be the cause. Haha, I've heard some people do that. : todayilearned 390 votes, 126 comments. I'm 23, people. I'm 23, people. [–]Tyrosine_Lannister -2 points-1 points0 points 3 years ago (2 children). Along with other materials like paper plates and paper towels, Styrofoam cups and plates were made with easy clean up in mind. [–]Xelbair 3 points4 points5 points 3 years ago (5 children). BBC, Discovery, etc). Preferably with jumper cables, but I don't always have them at hand. Just follow the same rule you follow for using other plastic containers in the microwave: Check the label. [–]throwaway_ghast 18 points19 points20 points 3 years ago (0 children). To boil an egg in the microwave, take a bowl of water, place an egg into it, cover with a plate and microwave at 50% for 4 minutes. It's not bad for you unless you somehow ingest styrofoam (if that's even what the cup … The melting point of Styrofoam isn't until 240 °C, which is 140 degrees higher than the temperature it takes for water to boil. Styrofoam is fine for microwaves. Oh, and make sure you have the ramen too. Dr. Gloria Gilbere warns against using Styrofoam because of the dangers toxins it gives off. keyword - may. They wouldn't put that on there if the ramen came in the shape of the cup along with packagings and diagrams showing how to use it. Lol, technically your supposed to boil water. (Pack of 12) 4.6 out of 5 stars 5,116. 3x in two days?! This article reviews whether you can microwave styrofoam, if … Videos are fine so long as they come from reputable sources (e.g. Too pricey for me. It's fine. I think I've maybe seen one stovetop kettle in my life. level 2 I know there's some that is microwave safe, but I still triple check to make sure before I put it in the microwave. What about all the other countries where tea isn't popular but they still use electric kettles? [–]athiggins -4 points-3 points-2 points 3 years ago (7 children). No recent sources. Note, the cups are made from foam, not Styrofoam which is a trademarked material. This alternative material is constructed using safer materials, lower levels of hazardous chemical compounds, and is designed to remain more stable at higher temperatures. [–]clemens014 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (5 children). They're clearly made with chemicals — chemicals that turned the humble Nalgene bottle into a health hazard. A very good question. Ghetto chips! just use pan! Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. After being abandoned in the library's drop box, he was adopted by the library and given the title of staff supervisor. But I'm with you on the laziness thing. [–]Gulag_Run 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (3 children). I'm literally sitting here eating my BPA filled cup of noodles with no shame. TIL you're not supposed to heat up the styrofoam cup of noodles in the microwave when cooking because it releases more of the BPA chemical found in styrofoam. According to documents published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, polystyrene begins to decompose at around 200°C, while pure styrene begins to decompose around 175°C. Why do people think all plastic is microwaveable? To help the noodles cook evenly, and check to make sure they're not over-stewing (which can result in over-done noodles without any bite), stop the microwave about half-way … I just put the noodles in a plastic tupperware container, pour in water, and microwave them for about 4 minutes. I had a roommate heat up one of those Cup of Noodles in my microwave, but he forgot to put water in the cup. A: It’s never a good idea to microwave actual styrofoam, or foamed plastics in general, because you can get hot spots that can cause the cup to leak, crack, burn or melt. Sure can, Crumble the ramen, put half cup of water in the cup, microwave for a minute and then ; repeat for 1/2 minute intervals until the noodles are done the way you like them. I just want to know if it causes the foam to melt or something, like release toxic gases or anything bad. That's a major face-palm moment lol. [–]muffy2008[S] 3 points4 points5 points 3 years ago (0 children). with a publication date more recent than two months are not allowed. Continue this thread level 1. piaband. Finally, a cup of noodles you can microwave – and customize! [–]JBIII666 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (0 children), [–]blove135 6 points7 points8 points 3 years ago (1 child). TIL Max Hamburgers is the first hamburger restaurant ever to outcompete McDonald's, forcing them to close their restaurant in LuleÃ¥, Sweden, in 1991. Microwave your ramen for between three and five minutes. It's one of these things (site seems to be down atm) that makes single cups of coffee/tea/whatever out of little pod things you put in them. Have a good time; the sun don't shine every day. [–]cromwest 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (2 children). While canola and cottonseed oils are unsaturated, palm oil is very high in saturated fat. No politics, soapboxing, or agenda based submissions. My buddy's 20 y/o (at the time) cousin did the same thing...3 times in 2 days. [–]clemens014 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (0 children). [–]Ice_Burn 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (1 child), But its less buttons to push thus less work, [–]Coldstreme 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (0 children), [–]clemens014 -1 points0 points1 point 3 years ago (1 child), [–]homeboi808 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago* (0 children). Adding the water and then heating it in the microwave could cause the Styrofoam to melt from the heat of the water. add [PDF] or [NSFW] tags to your posts, as necessary. Kettles are a standard appliance (tho not life dependant like the brits). I cooked eggs in the elf-sized microwave, which was installed above a tiny granite countertop smaller than my suitcase. TIL: about Austin Rogers-a bartender that became a 12-time “Jeopardy!” champion whose impressively broad knowledge helped him win more than $400,000 on the show. [–]darkangelx 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (11 children), [–]t90fan 3 points4 points5 points 3 years ago (1 child), [–]darkangelx 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (0 children). They release toxic chemicals which aren't good for you when they are heated, and they transfer to the water, so you end up consuming them. Notice - the proper method to cook Instant Lunch Ramen from Maruchan is to add boiling water to the styrofoam cup that is full of noodles, mix, etc and cover for 3 minutes. Even after moving the microwave outside fairly quickly after (we just ended up throwing it away, there's no getting that smell out of it!) [–]darkangelx 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago (2 children). Does no one read directions anymore? It’s important to remind those eating ramen noodles that water should be heated in a separate container and added to the Styrofoam cup. I always buy those noodles in a cup and to save time, I just fill it with water and put it in the microwave for one minute. Noodles in a cup … they've found correlation in the data, reported it extensively - now we need to wait for another study, and probably some other group to replicate the results. While you can put styrofoam containers in the microwave, the heat of it’s contents could melt the container and destroy your meal. [–]superstubb 3 points4 points5 points 3 years ago (1 child), [–]muffy2008[S] 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (0 children), [–]STICKY_CUMQUAT 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (0 children). I was told to never put plastic or styrofoam in the microwave because they will melt. While you can put styrofoam containers in the microwave, the heat of it’s contents could melt the container and destroy your meal. I never microwave the water in a cup first, then pour it in the styrofoam cup. 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