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Boiling water whenever I try to boil a cup of water (in an 8 oz glass measuring cup) it boils for a,second or two and then it violently expodes (all the water converts to steam and explodes out of the cup leaving most of the water in the bottom of the microwave.) what am I doing wrong? This is a 1000 watt microwave.

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This is not unusual, and it can reuslt in a nasty burn.

It may help if you be sure the sides of the container are wet before you heat it.

Also, after heating, if you push the microwave back and forth a little bit before opening the door, that may trigger the outburst in a safer manner.

Even better, if this happens a lot with a certain container, put a wooden (non-metallic) spoon in the container before you heat it.

Here's an interesting article about this from Snopes:

And an advisory from the FDA:

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