Kourtney Kardashian Says She Threw Her Microwave Away To Keep Her Kids Safe From Leaking Toxins

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

Kourtney Kardashian is a parent of three adorable children: Mason, Penelope, and Reign.

She’s also a mom who wants to make sure they grow up big, strong, and healthy.

Her life may seem worlds away from your own, but just like other parents, she truly cares about what her kids eat. While she follows her own strict diet, she does indulge in junk food now and then, and she lets her kids indulge, too.

The most surprising thing that she won’t let into her kitchen isn’t a food product — it’s an appliance. Kourtney explained on her website that when her first son, Mason, was born, she tossed her microwave.

Keep scrolling through below to see how a fear of toxins inspired her to get rid of her microwave, as well as what she does instead of “nuking” food for her family.

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Kourtney Kardashian, 37, is best known for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, where fans get an inside look at the famous family.

The mom of three is just like many other moms who want to make sure her kids are eating food that makes them feel good and helps them grow.

Her kids’ diet consists of many organic, dairy-free, and gluten-free products.

She does let her kids indulge with snacks like chips, but the mom reveals there is one kitchen appliance she avoids when it comes to making food: a microwave.

On her website and app, Kourtney told readers that she doesn’t own a microwave.

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

Kourtney is known for being a fitness buff and can be found working out and eating healthy. She wants to make sure her kids are as healthy as possible, too.

“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 wrote.

After having Mason in 2009, Kourtney had Penelope in 2012 and then her son, Reign, in 2014.

Since Kourtney is a busy mom and businesswoman, she didn’t want to risk someone else heating up food in plastic. It was easier to just get rid of the microwave. “I didn’t want to risk having something reheated in plastic when I wasn’t around,” she added.

Kourtney also wrote that it didn’t take much more time to heat the food up — which meant more time to play with her kids.

“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 wrote.

While Kourtney may seem completely different than “normal” moms because of her lifestyle, she still puts her children first and cares about their safety.

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

It may not work for every parent, but Kourtney is glad she got rid of her microwave.

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