Dixie® Paper Products FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure whether our cups are microwave safe or what size is best for single-serve coffee brewers? Is your answer not here? Feel free to contact the Dixie® team! Check out the Dixie® Paper Products FAQ page to read answers to some of the most common questions we receive.

What is BPA?

BPA stands for bisphenol A. It is a chemical used in the production of certain durable plastics, like water bottles, and to coat the lining of certain metal products, such as food cans. Some research has shown that BPA in containers can possibly seep into liquids and foods. The FDA has evaluated and continues to evaluate the use of BPA in food packaging. The FDA has stated that as currently used BPA is safe. Dixie® products are not manufactured with BPA.

What does BPA-free mean?

A product labeled BPA-free, such as BPA-free cups, means that the plastic used in the product was manufactured without using BPA. For instance, BPA-free cups from Dixie® are manufactured without BPA.

Are your plastic products BPA (bisphenol A) and phthalate free?

Dixie® products are not manufactured with BPA or phthalates.

Can I heat Dixie® plates and bowls covered in plastic wrap in microwave ovens? Is plastic wrap microwave safe?

Most plastic wraps are now required to meet strict FDA standards for safe use in a microwave. Be sure to check that your plastic wrap container states that it is "microwave safe." Because microwaves typically heat up food much faster than plastic, be sure to leave space between the plastic wrap and your food to prevent the wrap from melting. If you're worried about using plastic wrap in microwave ovens, try using a paper towel to prevent splatter and contain moisture, without the risk of melting.

Can I use Dixie PerfecTouch® hot cups in the microwave?

The hot cups can be used safely in a microwave for reheating liquids. Microwave oven performance characteristics vary, so please consult the instruction manual for your microwave to determine appropriate reheating conditions.

Can I use Dixie® plates and bowls in the microwave?

The plates and bowls can be used safely in a microwave for reheating liquids and food. Microwave oven performance characteristics vary, so please consult the instruction manual for your microwave to determine appropriate reheating conditions.

Are PerfecTouch® cups suitable for cold as well as hot beverages?

Yes, they help keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold.

Do PerfecTouch® cups fit under single-serve coffee brewers?

Yes, all three sizes, 8 oz., 12 oz. and 16 oz., fit under most single-serve brewers.