Shopping for Microwave-Safe Utensils and Other Kitchen Essentials

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Microwave Divided Dishes & Plate Covers

We've received quite a few emails from people looking for divided trays so that they can freeze meals and reheat them in their microwave. While Microwave Cooking for One is written so that you can cook complete meals to eat immediately, there are those who have reason to cook large quantities for consumption later. For example, preparing and freezing meals for an elderly relative. Plate covers help keep your microwave oven clean by minimizing splatters. Here are the divided dishes and plate covers we've been able to find available on the Internet:

Divided Plates And Food Storage Containers — These divided plates and food storage containers with snap-on lids let you make and freeze healthy TV-dinner style meals, then just pop 'em in the microwave. Then, divided plates with lids make it easy to store leftovers back in the fridge without using multiple containers. Set of 4 tri-section sturdy plastic plates in translucent colors lets you see what’s inside. Lids feature vent holes and easy-lift tabs. Microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. The round plates are 9¼" diameter and 1" deep. When the covers are on, it increases the height to 2"H.

The Corelle 10¼-Inch Divided Plate goes from refrigerator or freezer, to microwave or oven, to table, to dishwasher! Like all Corelle dinnerware, this plate is lightweight. It also stacks and stores easily. Break and chip resistant. (The complete line of Corelle Winter Frost White is featured in our Corelle section.) Also available in 8½-Inch Divided Luncheon Plate.

Sectioned Microwave Storage Plate — Microwave meals made easy. Divided microwave plate's 3 lidded sections pop out for perfect individual heating, then fit neatly together for mealtime convenience. Sectioned microwave storage plate is ideal for storing leftovers, reheating meals and controlling portions. Top-rack dishwasher and freezer safe. Microwave plate with lid is 1¾" H x 8½" diameter. overall.

3-Compartment Microwave Safe Divided Tray with Vented Lid — These wonderful trays have Many uses. The provide great storage for leftovers and have vented lids for easy reheating in your microwave oven. You can make TV dinners at a fraction of the cost by simply using these trays for leftovers that would have normally gone to waste. Tops fit snugly on trays but do not snap on, so they can be easily removed after coming out of the microwave. Approximately 10" diameter by 2½" deep. Assorted colors. Dishwasher safe.

3-Compartment Microwave Safe Food Container — For those who cook in big batches and then freeze meals for later consumption, this 10-Piece set of rectangular containers with clear lids will come in handy. With two 8-ounce compartments and one 16-ounce compartment, it is easy to create a three-course meal that can be microwaved when needed. Top-rack dishwasher for easy cleaning.

2-Compartment Microwave Safe Food Container — For those who cook in big batches and then freeze meals for later consumption, this 10-Piece set of rectangular containers with clear lids will come in handy. With a 30-ounce capacity, they are also ideal for storing leftovers. Top-rack dishwasher for easy cleaning.

Nordic Ware Party Tray — A perfect substitute for paper or plastic disposable plates, these party trays can be used time and again. Break-resistant, they are ideal for kids, too. Whether at home or on the go, you can feel good about reaching for these BPA and Melamine free trays. This set of 4 party trays come in bright colors. Made in the USA.

BIA White Divided TV Tray — Enjoy a stylish twist on the TV dinner with this TV tray from BIA Cordon Bleu. The all-white porcelain resists cracking, chipping, and staining. Microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. Measures 12¼"W x 1¼"H x 8"D.

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.

Nordic Ware Splatter Cover The 8-Inch size is perfect for smaller lunch plates or bowls to prevent splattering while you cook. A must-have accessory for cooking or re-heating small portions of food. Ideal for college students living in a dorm. Made in the U.S.A.

Vented Microwave Plate Covers — Keep your microwave clean. Vented microwave plate covers protect your microwave from splatters. Set of 5 covers range in size from 4½" to 8¾" diameter. Microwave plate covers are perfect for reheating a variety of dishes. Nest for easy storage. Top rack dishwasher safe.

Dome Vented Microwave Cover — No more microwave messes! Large, domed vented microwave cover fits over most dishes for splatter-free microwave cooking. Adjustable vent of microwave cover allows steam to escape while evenly heating food. Microwave dome cover features stay-cool handle for safe, easy removal. Plastic. Dishwasher safe. 10"dia. x 4½"H.


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