Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T Smith

Shopping for Microwave-Safe Utensils and Other Kitchen Essentials

Accessorize Your Microwave Oven

Accessorize Your Microwave Oven

We've searched the Internet to bring you the best selection of microwave products in one stop! Looking for those gadgets like micro-go-rounds, popcorn makers, and bacon cookers that enhance the performance of your microwave oven? We've found many of these wonderful accessories for you! Larger selections are available in other sections of the Shopping area of this site dedicated to specific brands. Here is just a sampling of the many specialty utensils that help you get more from your microwave oven.

Making Bacon in the Microwave

You do not need a special utensil to make bacon in the microwave unless you want to collect the grease. Here are some products that simplify the process. For more information on cooking bacon in the microwave, visit our Bacon! Bacon! Bacon! page.

Nordic Ware's Microwave Bacon/Meat Grill is a healthy alternative to grilling on top of the stove. Instead of allowing your bacon or sausage to sit in grease as they cook, this grill has a raised cooking area so fats and oils drain away from the meats as they cook. A pouring lip allows you to easily drain away the excess fat. The grill has a round shape that rotates in the microwave, and a reversible, flat side that can be used for baking or defrosting other foods.

Makin Bacon Microwave Rack — This microwave bacon cooker cooks the bacon in the air and not in the fat. Simple and easy to use — hang the bacon over the bars, place one sheet of roller towel over the bacon and into the microwave. With the right amount of time you have crispy bacon with 50% less fat. Dishwasher safe.

Progressive International Microwavable Large Bacon Cooker — Microwavable high heat reinforced plastic large bacon cooker allows you to cook 7 to 9 pieces of bacon at once. Easy to drain fat reservoir. Multiple units can be stacked to cook additional pieces of bacon. Dishwasher safe.

Bacon Wave is the amazing patented breakthrough you've seen on television that cooks perfect bacon in any microwave. It's special configuration lets you fit up to 14 full strips of bacon. It's designed to prevent curling and breakage. It's special design allows fat and grease to drip into it's lower pan away from bacon. Less grease, fat, cholesterol, and calories. Dishwasher Safe. Bacon Wave is stackable, allowing you to cook up to 28 strips of bacon at a time with the purchase of an additional tray.

A Little Popcorn With That Video?

Presto PowerPop Microwave Multi-Popper — The microwave popper that really works! It's even endorsed by Orville Redenbacher. It pops up to three quarts of delicious popcorn in as little as 2½ minutes. Pop with oil for a buttery flavor or without oil for a lighter snack. The exclusive PowerBase and PowerCup concentrators combine to focus microwave energy so effectively that virtually every kernel pops. Fits in most microwave ovens, even compact models with cavity sizes over 6½-inches tall by 10-inches wide. Easy to clean! The bowl and lid are fully immersible and dishwasher safe.

Handled Microwave Popcorn Maker — Make perfectly portioned popcorn with less mess. Simply add kernels with the desired oil, butter or flavoring to bottom tray of microwave popcorn maker. Snap on the clear bowl and microwave. Flip unit, remove lid and eat right from the handled bowl. Dishwasher safe. 5½"L x 7"W x 6½"H.

Nordic Ware's Microwave Popcorn Popper actually works in the microwave. This Popper makes light and fluffy popcorn in about 4 minutes. Just place 1/2-cup of popcorn kernels in the bottom bowl and cover with the lid. Once the popcorn has finished popping, just invert the bottom bowl and lid, and you instantly have a container for your freshly popped corn. No oil needed, makes up to 12 cups of popped corn.

Bake A Cake in the Microwave!

Blue Silicone Solutions 12 Cup Fluted Tube Pan — This is pretty wild bakeware to be sure. Made of food grade silicone it is non-stick and flexible which means that with just a little twist, your baked goods will come right out. You can cook in the oven or in the microwave. After only a couple of minutes of being out of the oven you can touch this bakeware, unlike glass or metal pans. Easily cleaned, this innovative material has a lot to offer. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Also available in Black and Red.

Microwave Safe Baking Pan — Baking is fast and easy with this convenient microwave safe baking pan. Just add ingredients and use your microwave to bake cakes, casseroles and more. Using this microwave baking pan saves oven energy and keeps your kitchen cooler, too! Microwave, freezer, and top-rack dishwasher safe plastic. 10¾" L x 9½" W x 3¼" H.

Help with Microwaving Rice, Meats & Vegetables

Nordic Ware's Microwave Tender Cooker — Brown, roast and tenderize an entire meal in about 30 minutes with Nordic Ware's microwave pressure cooker. Place up to three lbs. of meat or poultry and vegetables inside, add seasonings and only a ¼ cup of liquid, and then get ready for a taste sensation never before achieved in microwave cooking! Moisture, nutrition and flavor are sealed deep inside as food cooks under pressure at high temperatures. Safe and energy efficient, the tender cooker comes with complete instructions and cooking guidelines.

Microwave Corn Steamer — With our microwave corn steamer you can enjoy delicious corn on the cob more often. This corn steamer's lid retains cooking steam as the base holds one or two ears. Microwavable steamer cooks fresh or frozen ears in minutes. Dishwasher-safe plastic. 10"L x 6½"W x 2 ¼"D.

Microwave Crisper Pan — Versatile crisper pan keeps foods crisp, even when reheating leftovers. Durable, non-stick metal alloy heats to high temperatures for oven-quality results in the microwave. Ideal for bacon, pizza, fish, fries and more. Non-slip footed bottom protects surfaces. 1½" high x 9¾" diameter. Hand wash.

Nordic Ware's Microwave Rice Cooker — This microwave rice cooker is fast and simple. Cooks rice in minutes and is also ideal for steaming vegetables and pasta. 8 cup capacity. Microwave to table ready. Dishwasher safe.

Handy Gourmet 2-Tier Microwave Steamer — Prepare healthy meals in minutes with this incredible 2-Tier Microwave Steamer you've seen on television. Steams food without adding oils and grease. Quickly cooks vegetables, fish, shellfish and more by speeding up the steaming process. With the unique 2-Tier design, you can cook 1 or 2 dishes at once, saving you time and money! Dishwasher safe.

Practical Solutions from Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware is a pioneer in microwave cookware and gadgets. For a complete selection of their innovative solutions for cooking in the microwave, visit our Nordic Ware section.

Nordic Ware's 10-Inch Micro-Go-Round — Most microwaves today come with an automatic turntable. If your older microwave still works but doesn't have a turntable, this innovation provides automatic food rotator. It eliminates the need to turn foods during the cooking cycle and ensures even cooking. Weight activated switch automatically starts unit when food is placed on it and shuts off when food is removed. Features spring-powered mechanism that runs 30 minutes without rewinding.

Nordic Ware's Microwave Plate Cover concentrates heat around food and keeps it moist with this transparent, high-domed plastic cover. Protects against splattering and covers dinner plates up to 11 inches in diameter. Eliminates the need for paper towels or waxed paper. Cook or warm two plates of food at once in the microwave: cover one and stack the second on top of the cover. The cover is virtually unbreakable and is safe in the freezer and dishwasher.



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