Originally Posted by mcnerd
I have a large plastic one (3 cup or more) with a filter insert in the top to catch any big pieces, but I never pour extremely hot liquid into it (knowing it is plastic). I usually am busy doing other things while it cools down just a little off the stove. I love the large size since it will handle anything I throw at it from the pan.
I've never done that either.
And whoever has been doing that, they're really asking for trouble. Not only will the container crack. They are also setting themselves up to be severely scalded!!