Are Ikea Plates, Bowls, Mugs, Glasses, Containers, and Zip Lock Bags Microwave Safe? 

The Swedish brand Ikea is ever-growing in popularity, distributing thousands of items worldwide.

Well known for their kitchen sets, Ikea is one of the most popular retailers to buy crockery and other kitchenwares! But which of their products are Microwave friendly? Here is what I discovered!

Are Ikea Plates, Bowls, Mugs, Glasses, Containers, and Zip Lock Bags Microwave Safe In 2021?

Ikea kitchen products, including food containers, bowls, glasses, plates, and mugs are microwave safe as of 2021. As long as the product is made of ceramic, tempered glass, stoneware, or BPA-free plastic, it should be safe to microwave. Ikea kitchen products made of thin glass, metal, and zip lock bags should avoid Microwave use.

To learn more about what you can and cannot microwave from Ikea, and how to tell if your item is microwave safe, keep on reading!

How Do I Know Which Ikea Products are Microwave safe?

Ikea plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, and Ziploc bags will display a Microwave safe symbol or instruction. You can also find acknowledgment of Microwave safety on the underside of your product.

Additionally, you can also look up the specific product on the Ikea website, which will tell you if it’s microwave and dishwasher safe.

These details can be found in the Product Page > Product Details > Materials & Care.

Can I Put IKEA Children’s Plates and Bowls From Ikea in the Microwave?

Yes, Ikea offers a range of sturdy plastic plates, bowls, cups, and cutlery, suitable for Microwave use.

Children and toddler products can withstand heat up to 212°F/100°C. All products aimed at children from Ikea have undergone intense testing to ensure no harm is possible. 

Are Tempered Glass Plates and Cups Safe From Ikea Safe For Microwave Use? 

Yes, tempered glass products from Ikea, such as the Oftast and the Ikea 365+ mugs are safe for microwave use.

While tempered glass is physically delicate, it is designed to remain durable against Microwave heat.

Again, check on the underside of the glass for a microwave symbol to be certain, especially if it is an older Ikea product.

Can I Put Ceramic Plates, Mugs, and Bowls From Ikea in the Microwave? 

Can I Put Ceramic Plates, Mugs, and Bowls From Ikea in the Microwave? 

Yes, ceramic materials such as bone china, porcelain, and stoneware are commonly used to make plates, bowls, and cups. Pure ceramic products are Microware friendly as they can withstand heat without breakage. 

However, ceramic plates with metal edges or finishes are potentially hazardous for Microwave use.

Since metal rapidly heats in the Microwave, it can cause damage to the plate and appliance. 

Are Ikea Plastic & Food Containers Microwave Safe?

Yes, plastic and glass food containers from Ikea are microwave safe as they contain no BPA.

However, Ikea recommends that the lids of both glass and plastic food containers (made of Polypropylene plastic and Silicone) only be heated up to 100°C (212°F).

Which Ikea Glass Products Are Unsuitable For The Microwave?

Glass serving bowls such as the BLANDA bowl are at risk of overheating and breaking in the Microwave.

Thin glass items such as wine glasses or drinking cups may erupt and shatter due to the heat. Dyes used in glass items may leak harmful chemicals into your food.  

Unsafe glass may have tiny air bubbles that expand in the Microwave causing the item to shatter. Small shards of glass can be challenging to remove. 

Can I Put Ikea’s Bamboo Range in the Microwave?

No, Ikea’s bowls and plates made of bamboo and wood are highly flammable and incompatible with Microwaves.

You can transfer hot food from a ceramic or safe plastic item into bamboo or wooden bowls. 

Are Ikea Zip Lock Bags Microwave Safe?

No, Ikea branded zip lock style bags such as the ISTAD reusable bags are not microwave safe. Ikea recommends that these zip lock bags can only withstand temperatures up to 50°C (122°F).

However, these same bags can be used to store and freeze food items.

Do Ikea Kitchen Glasses, Plates, And Bowls Contain Lead? 

All Ikea kitchen utensils, cutlery, and dinner settings, including glasses, plates, mugs, bowls, contain no lead. Ikea phased out the use of lead for these products in 1994.

Which Ikea Products Should Avoid the Microwave? 

Ikea’s collapsible mugs, such as FRUKOSTMAL are designed to insulate their contents. It is made from Polypropylene plastic and silicone rubber which can quickly melt, therefore unsuitable for Microwave use. 

Do not put plastic bags in the microwave, unless safety is guaranteed. You will be at risk of chemical exposure, and plastic may melt, causing damage to your Microwave.  

If you are wanting to learn more about Ikea products and their durability, you can see my full guide on how long Ikea furniture lasts and if Ikea install kitchens.

Additionally, don’t forget to see my posts on whether or not IKEA kitchen products are dishwasher and oven safe.

marques thomas query sprout

About the author

Marques Thomas graduated with an MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of QuerySprout.com.

Leave a Comment