Microwave Cookware

greensproutsI know some people who seem to cook more in their microwave than they do on their stove. While I use my microwave primarily for reheating or defrosting, I do have some really useful microwave cookware. For those of you who like to cook in your microwave, here are some great products.

Green Sprouts Warming Plate

This baby food warming plate is BPA, PVC and phthalate free – safe for your precious baby. It keeps food warm when the base is filled with warm water. Divided compartments and non slip suction on bottom. Dishwasher safe. Dimensions: 2.50″ h x 2.50″ w x 7.25″ l

vegsteampinkChef’n Sleekstor VeggiSteam Silicone Steamer

I use this steamer all the time, both on the stove top in a pot with water just to the top of the feet, or in the microwave in a covered bowl. It easily conforms to many bowl or pot sizes and comes out of the dishwasher looking like new (top rack safe).

  • Made from heat-resistant silicone, so will not stain, nor retain food tastes and odors
  • Withstands heat up to 650 degrees F (340 degrees C); durable nylon core
  • Measuring 8-1/2 inches in diameter; equipped with an expanded surface area

Also available in Arugula.

tortillaRSVP White 10″ Tortilla Warmer

These large 10″ diameter glazed stoneware tortilla warmers are ideal for warming and serving tortillas and are microwavable and oven safe up to 325°F/162°C. Not all microwave cookers need to be plastic! They are also perfect as a casserole dish for baking brie, keeping crêpes and pancakes warm or serving hot biscuits. Dishwasher safe and certified lead free. Dimensions: 3.60″ h x 11.00″ w x 11.50″ l

microwave coverNordic Ware Microwave Spatter Cover

This is my favorite microwave cookware item. Its a splatter guard for reheating food, and it keeps a bit of steam in for very even heat distribution, and keeps your microwave clean. Of course, the best thing about this particular spatter cover is that you can double stack!

  • fits plates up to 11 inches
  • has a steam vent
  • BPA & melamine free
  • top rack dishwasher safe

NordicNordic Ware 60120 Microwaver Popcorn Popper 12 Cup

For those who prefer “real” popcorn to microwave popcorn, this popper is made in the USA of of gemstone unbreakable cookware with a plastic lid – BPA and melamine free. It makes light fluffy popcorn without oil, similar to a hot air popper. Just put a half cup of kernels in the bottom, and when its done popping, invert, and your popcorn is in a bowl. 12 cup capacity.

stone wareStone Wave

Stone ware can be a challenge in that it is so hot to remove from the microwave, but this is designed  with a comfort touch handle. It has a specially designed chimney that allows steam to escape, while the custom dome circulates heat evenly, infusing flavor into the food. Non-stick surface. A good choice for those who like to try different single serving microwave recipes.

poacherProgressive International Microwavable Four Egg Poacher

Poaches up to four eggs at once in the microwave, nicely shaped for breakfast sandwiches. Just put a half teaspoon of water and a drop of oil in the bottom of each egg bowl, poke the egg white and yolk with a toothpick, and cook. If you’re worried about overcooking, slightly under cook them and let them sit for a minute. Non stick surface, dishwasher safe. Also comes in a two egg poacher size.

grillPrepworks from Progressive GMMC-660 Microwavable Grill

These are great for grilling vegetables in the microwave, or cooking bacon, heating frozen pizza or sandwiches.

  • High heat reinforced plastic grill pan for the microwave
  • Measures 12″ x 10″
  • Cooks 7 to 9 pieces of bacon at once
  • Includes easy-drain fat reservoir
  • BPA free tested; dishwasher safe

1 quart am.jpgNordic Ware 1 Qt. Microwaveable Sauce Pan with Lid

If you want to heat a can of soup or vegetables or warm up a sauce, this is a perfect little pot. This pan has a 1-quart capacity and comes with a lid to prevent splatters. This item is BPA and Melamine free and is made in the USA. Height: 3.75″ Width: 6″ Length: 9″

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