I have some frozen garlic I have to thaw, and it would be convenient if I could just microwave them in their Ziploc bags, but can you microwave Ziploc bags?
Can You Microwave Ziploc Bags?
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Yes, you can, according to the manufacturer and even FDA. Authentic Ziploc bags don’t release any harmful chemicals when heated up to 170º F, so they’re okay for defrosting and reheating.
Just make sure to use a medium to low setting using 30-second intervals, so you’re in the safe temperature and unseal the bag to prevent steam build-up.
How did you freeze your garlic? Maybe you don’t even have to thaw them.
If you have frozen pureed or chopped garlic, you can just use them directly to cook since they’d thaw as you cook.
You can also just soak your frozen garlic in a bowl of hot water for a couple of minutes in the bag instead of microwaving.
You can read ways to thaw garlic here