Shopping for Microwave-Safe Utensils
and Other Kitchen Essentials
People often ask, "Do I need to buy new cookware in order to cook in my microwave oven?" The answer is a resounding, "No!" You probably have an array of cookware in your kitchen already that is safe to use in the microwave oven. However, you may want to add to what you already have if you will consistently be cooking in your microwave oven.
The microwave will produce better results with some dishes you cook if you have special utensils designed especially for microwave cooking. Please visit Equipment in the Microwaving Tips section for more detailed information regarding equipment for your microwave, and a test to make sure a dish is microwave-safe!
One of the wonderful features of microwave cooking is that you can cook in the utensil you are going to serve in. If you are going to be entertaining guests, you might want to add a few items that will coordinate well with your table setting. The French White line of CorningWare is a wonderful example of microwave dishes that are functional for cooking, and beautiful for serving.
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Accessorize Your Microwave Oven — Have you been searching for a popcorn popper, bacon rack, turntable, baked potato maker, or other accessories for your microwave? We've found them.
All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC — All-Clad cookware is sought after by chefs and home cooks for its exquisite styling and superior performance. The secret to All-Clad's superior performance is bonded material. The multilayered construction utilizes the best attributes of stainless steel, aluminum, and copper. The stainless-steel cooking surface is nonreactive and easy to clean. The thick aluminum or copper core provides excellent conductivity and even heat distribution. The exterior metal used on All-Clad cookware differs to appeal to a wide range of tastes. All-Clad offers a lifetime guarantee for all five cookware collections. While All-Clad is not safe for the microwave, it is excellent for your conventional cooking needs.
Anchor Hocking has the right look in glassware for your home, which is functional, practical and beautiful.
Chantal Ceramic Bakeware is made from extra thick stoneware, so not only will it last a long time, it also retains heat longer than other materials, so your dishes will stay hot longer at the table. And because it's so good-looking, you can serve from it and not have to worry about heat lost when you transfer your recipe to a dish for serving — an important feature, especially when microwaving. You can use this bakeware in the microwave, oven and freezer — and it is dishwasher safe!
CorningWare has been a trusted name in kitchens everywhere for its versatility and appealing design since 1958. CorningWare's cookware can be used anywhere in the kitchen, from the refrigerator or microwave oven to the table and back again.
Cuisinart has been a trusted name in kitchens for years. Their well-crafted appliances last a lifetime.
Dinnerware — One of the wonderful features of microwave cooking is that you can cook in the utensil you are going to serve in. When you want a quick bowl of oatmeal, why not cook it right in the bowl you're going to eat it out of? Why scrub pots and pans when you don't have to?
Duncan Kitchen Grips offers an extensive range of kitchen gloves and enhanced protective wares to protect you from burning yourself while cooking.
eBay Auctions — Are you looking for something that isn't even manufactured any more? Like that special Corelle serving platter or CorningWare browning utensil, menu-ette or gravy maker?
Emile Henry is specially adapted for the microwave, allowing the waves to diffuse through the dish and keep food hot on the table. This beautiful line of cookware is ideal for going from the microwave to the table, and will truly last you a lifetime!
French Onion Soup Bowls If you're going to the effort of making genuine, honest to goodness French onion soup, you really should cook and serve it in a crock such as these.
Microhearth — Quickly create delicious, hassle-free meals at home with these cleverly designed Microhearth pans for your microwave oven. This equipment allows for replicating the authentic flavors of grilled, fried, toasted, broiled, baked, boiled, sautéed, or steamed foods in the convenience of your microwave oven.
Microwave Divided Dishes & Plate Covers — Looking for divided dishes so you can freeze meals and reheat them in their microwave? We've found them. Preventing splatters in your microwave is a cinch with microwave plate covers. Several versions are manufactured and offered by online retailers.
Nordic Ware produces an extensive line of quality cookware, bakeware, microwave and barbecue products. A pioneer in microwave cookware, Nordic Ware introduced the patented Micro-Go-Round and revolutionized microwave cooking.
OXO Good Grips — All OXO products are manufactured using the highest quality materials. OXO products feel great, look great and perform with excellence.
Pasta Bowl Sets — If pasta has become a popular mainstay at your dinner table, why not serve it in style with one of these beautiful pasta bowl sets? They're also great for serving soups or salads! And of course, they're safe for the microwave!
Pyrex has been a trusted name in kitchens everywhere since 1915, known for its versatility and convenience. Pyrex's glass bakeware can be used anywhere in the kitchen, from the refrigerator or microwave oven to the table and back again.
Trudeau develops visionary products that add an exciting flavor to your day. Trudeau helps you savor life's little moments with their innovative, quality kitchen products.
Tupperware Most of us have hosted or been to a Tupperware party in our day. However, every once in a while a time comes when you just need a particular piece to add to your collection.
Video & DVD Cooking — Don't have time to attend a special cooking class, but would like to learn some new cooking techniques? Videos allow you to learn new techniques at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. Missed a step? Just rewind!
Visions Cookware by Corning — Visions cookware is ovenproof glass, which is relatively easy to clean and a good heat conductor. Extremely versatile, it can go from freezer to stovetop to oven to your table! And naturally, it's great for the microwave too.
Walter Drake — Since 1947, Walter Drake has offered its customers a large selection of personalized and hard-to-find products for inside and outside the home.
WMF is an acronym for Wuerttembergische Metallwarenfabrik, a much more daunting name to pronounce. A manufacturer of fine kitchen and tableware products, the company prides itself on its 1892 patent of a silver-plating process.
Zojirushi has used its innovative technologies to develop an impressive household lineup: easy-to-use and convenient rice cookers and bread makers, compact and attractive electric air pot/beverage dispensers, and stainless steel vacuum bottles.
Zyliss is a Swiss company which enjoys international popularity for finely crafted hand-held kitchen tools. Known for their legendary durability, quality and engineering. All of the Zyliss products are made of only the finest materials, using the most modern production methods.