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to wonder why my peas are sparking

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doorbellringer Fri 19-Oct-12 00:24:25

Microwaved some mixed veg: peas, carrots, broccoli & cauliflower for dinner and the odd pea was giving orange/white sparks in the microwave. They were from Tesco if that's relevant. The same thing happened when I microwaved some from Iceland a few weeks ago.
Microwave is fairly new, under 2 years, and this does not happen with anything else.
Is there something in the production line I should know about. Slightly apprehensive as I sometimes use these for my baby for dinner for speed. I'm know wondering if there is minute scrapings from the machines or something contaminating?

SilverCharm Fri 19-Oct-12 00:27:52

Something to do with the minerals apparently...

here might damage your microwave.

doorbellringer Fri 19-Oct-12 00:36:29

thank you so much silver charm. That's so helpful and so quick. I guess steaming them is the way forward! Thanks again.

catgirl1976 Fri 19-Oct-12 07:08:06

I thought that said "speaking" then, not "sparking"

Was worried for you grin

Euphemia Fri 19-Oct-12 07:33:06

I read "sparkling"! I wanted to know where to buy sparkly peas!

Then I wondered if you'd meant "pees".

<disappointed>

flyoverthegoldenhill Fri 19-Oct-12 08:04:14

I thought you meant pees too !
Incredible Silvercharm that was impressive.

UndeadPixie Fri 19-Oct-12 08:10:33

Peas can spark I'm the microwave?! That is actually amazing.

beachyhead Fri 19-Oct-12 08:12:51

Sparkling pees grin

We'll all want them

doorbellringer Fri 19-Oct-12 09:13:08

Might have been more interesting if it was sparkling pees but alas just the boring old green kind!

cheekydevil Fri 19-Oct-12 10:19:34

Interesting, but how do you know if you have damaged your magnetron tube.?

cheekydevil Fri 19-Oct-12 10:22:07

oooo, just watched a you tube video of a failed magnetron tube. I think I will know now.

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