Today I was using oven in my office with a plate of meal the plate was made of stain less steel, my colleague rushed and asked me to take it out otherwise the oven will be short circuit

So please inform me if S.L.Steel or iron pots are OK for the oven or are they really harmful ?

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    $\begingroup$ Was it a microwave oven? $\endgroup$ Feb 28 '18 at 15:23

If it was a microwave oven then all metals can damage the oven if they are placed in the oven & the oven is operating.

If the oven is is thermal oven that is heated by an electric element, gas or wood, then there will no issues with using steel or stainless steel items in such ovens,

  • $\begingroup$ As sparse as the question is, everything points to microwave oven. Pretty common in offices due to low cost, easy cleanup, etc. Only one exception would be for a combination convection/microwave oven. Use with care! $\endgroup$
    – fred_dot_u
    Feb 28 '18 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ As your link clearly states, metal doesn't damage a microwave. At all. Particular shapes of metal might lead to a fire, which is a secondary mechanism. I'm hard-pressed to imagine a pan, iron or stainless, with "pointy bits" on it. $\endgroup$ Feb 28 '18 at 18:19
  • $\begingroup$ And as long as I'm at it, take some very fine steel wool (hey, it's steel!) and let it come in contact with an open flame or a glowing electrical heater element at that will catch fire. So much for non-microwave oven safety. $\endgroup$ Feb 28 '18 at 18:23

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