Are plastic jugs microwavable and dishwasher safe?

01 April 2022
re plastic jugs microwavable and dishwasher safe?

Buying a plastic jug can be a very good idea if you’re looking to measure a variety of compounds. However, there are situations when you want to use a plastic jug either in a dishwasher or a microwave oven. This makes you wonder, are these plastic jugs suitable for dishwasher and microwave use? Let’s find out!

It all depends on the type of plastic

There are various types of plastic and that does affect their overall properties and if you can use them in a microwave oven or not. PET, HDPE, PVC, LDPE, PP and PS are the most common ones. PP or polypropylene plastics are the only ones that are usually BPA free and which are mostly safe to use with a microwave oven. Most plastic types can end up generating and spreading compounds that can have a very negative impact on your health.

However, the Pro-Measures plastic jugs are all made out of premium range polypropylene and they are suitable for commercial use. Also, thanks to the chemical structure of polypropylene, these jugs are transparent for microwaves. Not only that, but they don’t accept any microwave energy and their softening point is high. That makes them ideal for reheating a variety of foods. It’s a great option and one to take into consideration.

Can you use plastic jugs in the dishwasher?

Yes, if they are made out of food-grade polypropylene. If that’s the case, they are not going to bring in any issues, and you will be very impressed with their quality and value. That really makes them stand out as a safe, reliable option. Other types of plastic might be suitable for use in the dishwasher, but they might end up spreading/leaching all kinds of unwanted chemicals like BPAs. This is why you need to be very selective when it comes to the type of plastics you use depending on your application.

Why should you choose the Pro-Measures plastic jugs?

All the Pro-Measures plastic jugs are made solely from food-grade polypropylene. That means you can use them in a variety of industries. We have customers from various industries, ranging from science to agriculture, hospitality and anything in between. Also, thanks to the unique chemical structure of polypropylene, this is a great resin for creating reheat containers like bowls and many others. Not only are these plastic jugs very accurate when it comes to measurements, they also provide a stellar return on investment and outstanding durability.


As you can see, not all plastic jugs are microwavable or suitable for the dishwasher. If you want to use plastics in the microwave or dishwasher, we recommend going only for those made out of polypropylene. These are specifically designated for use in such environments and they will convey a very good return on investment. Pro-Measures is always here to help, so if you want microwavable plastics, we recommend trying out our plastic jugs today!