How to Heat Wheat Bags

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How to Heat Wheat Bags
Wheat bags can be heated in the microwave. (Microwave image by andrey polichenko from Fotolia.com)

Wheat bags are a nice alternative to hot water bottles and heating pads. When a wheat bag is not in use, it can be left out without being an eyesore. Wheat bags are also flexible: Drape one over your neck and it will easily fit the contours. Enjoy the warmth of a wheat bag for aching muscles, or simply use it as a hand or foot warmer.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Microwave
  • 1 cup water

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place the wheat bag into the microwave oven and heat on high for one or two minutes. Oven wattages vary; check the temperature of the bag after one minute.

  2. 2

    Set 1 cup of water inside the microwave while heating the bag if moist heat is desired. The wheat will absorb some moisture from the water.

  3. 3

    Reduce the length of time by half when reheating a bag that is still warm.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not overheat the bag. Overheating could cause injury to the user.
  • Use caution when removing the bag from the microwave.
  • Never leave a bag unattended while heating.
  • Child under 3 years should not use a wheat bag.
  • Do not use the wheat bag under the covers in bed. Trapping the heat could catch the bag on fire.

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