Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T Smith
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.
We're constantly searching the web to find great sources
for microwave utensils. If there is something in particular
you are looking for, we welcome your questions. Just visit our Facebook Page
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so we may already know where to find what you are looking for.
Abt Electronics is our
first choice when it comes to purchasing an Amana, GE, or Panasonic microwave on the Internet. They offer the most
competitive prices we've found.
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.
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.
Hocking — has the right look in glassware for your home, which is functional,
practical and beautiful.
Auctions — Are
you looking for something that isn't even manufactured any more? Like that special Corningware dish or
Corelle serving platter?
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 glass-ceramic 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.
Microwave Safe Dinnerware —
One of the wonderful features of microwave cooking is that you can cook in the utensil you are
going to serve in. Isn't it wonderful that so many popular lines of dinnerware are also microwave-safe? 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 Industries developed
the first mitt designed specifically for microwave use. Kitchen Grips Microwave/Stovetop Mitt eliminates all fears of
removing hot foods from your microwave oven. The revolutionary material is heat resistant to 500°, has a non-slip grip,
water repellant and stain resistant. This mitt adds a level of safety, comfort, control and confidence never before offered
in conventional oven mitts.
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!
Solo has developed to comprise a unique collection of
award-winning designs. Each product is created as the center of its own universe,
and represents the ultimate combination of appearance and function.
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.
Le Creuset — Le Creuset's Traditional Stoneware is so useful
in the kitchen, you may wonder what you ever did without it. Not only does it perform
beautifully in the microwave and oven, its classic design lends a distinctive charm to
the table. This all-in-one fashion serve ware moves smoothly from the refrigerator or
freezer to the microwave or oven to the table, allowing you to spend more time
entertaining and less time washing dishes.
It is a very good cookbook and I have yet to find a recipe that didn't turn out as it was supposed to.—Norm Peterson, Arizona
My hubby keeps looking in the cookbook, and asks "when will you cook this recipe?"—Lori Hamby, Florida
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