By smarterthanmymum - 26/05/2011 09:48 - United Kingdom

Today, I had to explain very slowly to my mum why she cannot put metal cutlery in the microwave. She did it anyway. FML
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Make her learn the hard way.

That's her mistake. She is probably one of those people that puts evertything in the microwave. "oh, I see a laptop, let's microwave that!"

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Make her learn the hard way.

Or you can put sticky notes all over the microwave of things that "should not enter". We have to help old people :)

for your sake, I hope the apple falls from the tree...

for your sake, I hope the apple falls from the tree...

Maybe you should childproof the house.

27, try YouTube...

No she's not old she's just an IDIOT

Fortunately for you, the U.K. has free appliance repair for life.

I just don't understand why someone would keep metal cutlery in the microwave instead of taking it out. It can't be laziness since it only takes a second to take it out of the bowl or cup. Who wants to have to deal with a spoon that's so hot it can cause 2nd degree burns?

and god dammit I would do it again ..... oh wait

tell her to put it in for five minutes. back up and tell her to watch it. come back in five minutes ready to clean up the remains

haha that happened to me my mom told me not to put anything metal in the microwave, but I did anyways... the ice-cream was too hard to scoop so I wanted to make the scooper hotter.. I took it out when it started to spark

And where was your mom to teach you that when you were little

I always put metal spoons in there. Nothing has happened... yet?

as long as it's not really pointed like a fork it should be ok so spoons are all right..

I can see your mum is on the clever side

I thought everyone knew that you cannot put any metal substance in the microwave

That's her mistake. She is probably one of those people that puts evertything in the microwave. "oh, I see a laptop, let's microwave that!"

I put styrofoam in the microwave apparently thats a no no

is it a good idea to microwave this on YouTube :P

You know, I used to be one of those people. Then I discovered YouTube, and "is it a good idea to microwave this?" started on that site. Damn, that was a good show.

As long as it's HER microwave, not yours....

that's what you get for being born to a dumbass.

True but not nice lol

CANT COMPUTE, CAN'T COMPUTE, CAN'T-*brain fizzles*

If you actually knew why, then you'd know that it's fine as long as the utensils aren't close to the walls. The energy required to arc is inversely proportional to the distance between conducting objects.

True, though if it's a fork, or has raised patterning, it can arc off various points on the utensil.

Actually, it's directly, not inversely, proportional. It takes less energy to arc the closer the conductors are.

Touche, Jack. My old physics teacher would have been most disappointed in that error.

physics failure

Is it safe to microwave this?

Put a cd in and show her what happens.

I need to try that!!! And OP, maybe your mom just doesnt like being told what to do. I put alunuim (sp) foil in the microwave cause it said not too. Sometimes you just have to rebel!

I hope you mean aliminium (not aluminium I'm British)

I didn't understand that lol!!