Danger Of Burning Plastic Vapor?
Morning, this morning I did a silly action, for some reason I heated up food in a plastic bowl and put it in a rice cooker, and melted the bottom until it was perforated, I had cleaned as good as possible, but every time I heated the rice cooker, the plastic scent was still very much felt Now I just heat up the rice cooker without anything in it, hoping that the plastic substances will all steam, then cook the food. What I ask, say I will force the rice cooker mode heat (red light) for 2-3 hours, is it safe afterwards if I heat the food in it? I was afraid of plastic gas poisoning, my action was ridiculous, because of a rice cooker container used by a roommate and he was away, and I was very hungry. Thanks.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. It is true that we must be careful with the use of plastic because there is no safe plastic for consumption. Even in plastics that can indeed be used to wrap food and drinks, even though they are intact and undamaged, not all of them may be used repeatedly because there are invisible particles that can contaminate food and drink.
But at this stage, because we don't know how much plastic has melted and how clean you have cleaned it, we can't estimate when the cookware is safe to use again. broke in which is hard to reach. In addition, plastic is not a liquid object such as water that can evaporate completely, there may be some residual, however long you heat it up. And it is not impossible either, heating it like that can trigger a short circuit in the machine that can make further damage and harm.
Therefore, we suggest that you should not use the rice cooker for a while, and you leave it to a competent repairman to clean it. Then wash and use soap to make sure there is no plastic left. Meanwhile, you do have to eat in other ways, such as buying from a stall and so on. Once again we urge you not to experiment with objects that are potentially damaged and do not work well, so as not to endanger yourself. So, hopefully answering your question.