Don't blame the microwave. You bought the wrong flatware. Some bowls and plates heat up in the microwave, and some dont.
edit: I used the term flatware totally wrong. do not put your flatware in the microwave... this has been a PSA from thepandapool on microwave safety.
@ThePandaPool , that sounds like something a microwave would say.
@ThePandaPool , flatware? I feel like I know what it is but have never heard it before.
@Have An Upvote, yup. Your forks, knives, and spoons are silverware, and your plates and bowls are flatware.
@Have An Upvote, never mind. I just double checked and I'm completely wrong. Flatware and silverware are the same damn thing.
@ThePandaPool , so you're saying I SHOULDNT put all my forks in my microwave?
@unknownjanitor, probably for the best.
If your bowls have high moisture content (usually older ceramic bowls that have absorbed water, or new ones that weren't dried completely in manufacture) then they will be heated. If you use a glass bowl like a mixing bowl you won't have this problem.
Microwaves work by emitting radiation at the resonant frequency of water molecules - Technically they only heat liquid water. This is also why you might end up with a hot pocket that's scalding on the outside but frozen in the middle - Ice isn't heated directly, and if hear from the outside hasn't had time to melt it yet, it stays frozen while the melted parts just keep getting hotter.
@Branth, the moisture also gets trapped in your bowls by the glaze on the ceramic - It's designed to act as a barrier to stop your ceramic from absorbing water from your food, but the bottom is usually unglazed - You set the bowl in dishwater and it sucks up water through the bottom, and if it gets wicked up to the edges of the bowl it's hard to get it back out.
@Branth, this was interesting, thank you
50% power twice the time solves all problems
Pro tip: If you put a metal fork in with your food, your food will heat up super quick and more evenly.
You gotta fvckin stir the food dumbass