Microwavable Heating Pads
Microwavable heating pads come in many different. Depending on how you plan to use it will dictate which kind is best for you. Here is a list of most of the different types available with some of the advantages as well as disadvantages.
Microwavable heat pads have become more popular in the past several years. They are easy to use, usually about 2 -3 minutes in the microwave. Some people have heated them in a crock pot or in the oven, however this does take a lot longer to warm and is not as convenient. (When heated in the oven the temperature should never go above 200 degrees).
The heat will last from around ½ hour to one hour for this type of heating pad. There are different “fillers” used for the heating pads, they include pad. Cherry pits, see Cherry Pit Pac microwave heating pads, corn, rice, grains, pop corn, flax seed, and “plastic” microbeads and Gel packs
Most of this type can also be used as a cold pack. Placing the pack in a plastic bag and putting them in the freezer works well. It takes an hour or two to get cold. However, you may be ale to keep them in the freezer for much longer periods of time.
Also some of this type are washable or have a removable cover – please follow directions for your specific type of heating.
Microwavable heating pads are one of several types of heating pads including, electric, and