Why Kourtney Kardashian ‘Never’ Uses This One Kitchen Appliance

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Kourtney Kardashian runs a strict household—especially when it comes to what she’s feeding her family.

The 37-year-old mom of three, known for her super strict diet, sticks to all organic, gluten-free and dairy-free foods in her home, while staying clear of sugar and soda. Another thing she avoids? Microwaves.

“One kitchen appliance I never use is a microwave,” she writes on her app and website. “If anything needs to be heated up, I prefer to use the oven, stovetop or toaster oven instead.”

The health fanatic explains that she first enforced the rule after she had her first baby. “When I had Mason, I did a lot of health-related research and decided to get rid of my microwave when I read that toxins from plastic containers can be transferred to food when reheated (this applies to BPA-free plastic containers too),” she says.

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Even swapping out plastic containers for glass and stainless steel didn’t do it for her.  “I didn’t want to risk having something reheated in plastic when I wasn’t around,” she adds.

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People love microwaves because they’re quick and efficient—but the eldest Kardashian sister disagrees, praising her toaster oven instead.

“It only takes a few more minutes and the toaster oven heats food evenly (whereas microwaves can sometimes heat food unevenly, so some parts are scorching hot and others are cold, which is obviously a concern for babies and children),” she says.

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“Also, I’ve heard that microwaves can leach nutrients from food and use radiation to heat food,” she continued. “I’m not sure how accurate this is, but when it comes to my family I play it safe.”

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