Can you put a Ziploc freezer bag in the microwave?

I made a double batch of chili a couple of weeks ago and froze half of it in a Ziploc, it won't be thawed out in time for dinner, can you put it in the microwave to defrost it in the bag? Or should I put it in a bowl first?

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  • Jay
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Read the box. Those bags which can be used in the microwave will say so on the box.

    Source(s): http://www.ziploc.com/. Click on "Ziplock FAQ" on the left side of the screen.
  • cedri
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Are Ziploc Bags Microwavable

  • 4 years ago

    Can You Microwave Ziploc Bags

  • 1 decade ago

    Lesley; first off, I would have put the chili into a Tupperware bowl before putting it into the freezer making it much easier for the microwave.

    In your present situation placing your Ziploc bag into the microwave; upon a plate, bag un-zip partially, and may I suggest using the defrost setting for a few minutes to loosen the bag from the chili to place it into the microwaveable dish ready for dinner serving.

    Same case with a bowl, less nervousness in my mind.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can as long as u put a little hole for venting! BUT I would go with the bowl for defrosting! Once u puncture the bag to allow heat and steam to vent it could make a really bit mess in your microwave if it leaks ya know??? And I dont know about u but I hate cleaning the microwave! We're having chili too! I made a huge pot last nite! Always better on the 2nd day! YUMMY!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ziploc bags can go in the microwave yes. you have to leave the top open somewhat or punch holes in it to let the steam out or it will burst . i suggest you heat it in the bag but put say two cups of water next to it so it says standing up

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  • 1 decade ago

    Absolutely, yes. You probably don't want to leave it fully zipped or it could pop with steam. You can go right from the freezer into the microwave too.

  • mrs.b
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I THAW OUT FOOD ALL THE TIME IN THE MICROWAVE THAT I FROZE IN A ZIPLOC FREEZER BAG AND I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT. JUST BE SURE YOUR MICROWAVE IS IN DEFROST MODE!

  • 1 decade ago

    You can defrost in some in the microwave. But I don't suggest you do it the entire required defrosting time. Just put it in there long enough to get soft where you can put it in a bowl, then continue the defrosting process.

    Hope this helps!

    Source(s): I love my microwave!
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