Where are microbes?

Do you think there are bacteria in your microwave?

I just swabbed the inside of a microwave and I hope to incubate an agar plate with the sample. Then, I'll be able to see what grows in a microwave! I have no idea what to expect. I wonder if any microorganisms even survive in a microwave.

For my microbiology lab, members of my group are going to swab different areas where we eat/where food is in order to determine which area would have the greatest diversity of microorganisms. The others are swabbing:
  • A stove top
  • Plate
  • Inside a refrigerator
  • The dining table
  • Top of an ice cream cooler
  • Inside a microwave (me)

We'll just have to wait and see what grows...