Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Microwavable Paper Plate

Throw away plate or container you can sucessfully microwave
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Just tried to microwave a frozen burrito on a normal paper plate.

It stuck to the plate and I nearly burned my fingers and the burrito got yanked apart before it was free.

Some products come in a paper like bowl they intend you to microwave. So it must be doable. Maybe they just don't stock them where I have been shopping.

Guess I will have to do the dishes now.

popbottle, Dec 21 2014


       Water migrates from the burrito into the open fiber structure of the plate, and carries some of the proteins from the tortilla with it. Since that's the part which provides the burrito with structural integrity (at least, after it's thawed, what's left of said structure) your burrito is now fused to the same plate.   

       You could:
a. Add some condiments and eat both
b. Soak the paper plate first so the transfer goes the other way (I don't guarantee that your plate's structure will tolerate this)
c. Get a plate that has a waxy plastic coating (bisphenyl- A?)
d. Get a plate made from a non-porous material (like glass or ceramic or something)

       If you want to do some science, you could try a combo of a and b: put a splash of hot sauce on the paper plate, put the burrito on top of it, nuke & gobble.
lurch, Dec 22 2014

       Don't microwave a burrito just leave one close to a space heater for a while.
rcarty, Dec 22 2014

       Perhaps if the plate started off wet (or just wetter than the burrito) you wouldn't get the same plate-burrito adhesion.
hippo, Dec 22 2014

       Rice-paper insert 'tween item and plate?
not_morrison_rm, Dec 22 2014

       There are no circumstances whatsoeveratall under which the use of a paper plate is acceptable.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 22 2014

       Or indeed a microwave.   

       The burrito is contentious; some authorities (rightly in my opinion) decree it also "right out".
pocmloc, Dec 22 2014

       //The burrito is contentious// Not all of them are, but I've definitely eaten some that were.
lurch, Dec 23 2014

       How about a wooden plate, or just a small wooden board?   

       How about a small tray made out of popsicle sticks?
sanman, Dec 23 2014

       / Guess I will have to do the dishes now./ Done plates marked for deletion
popbottle, Dec 24 2014


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