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    Apr 24, 2020

    15 Kitchen Gadgets For Anyone Who Basically Only Cooks With The Microwave

    Time to make some microwave magic.

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    1. A microwave pasta cooker that'll have perfectly cooked pasta ready to be slathered in sauce and cheese in minutes!

    Fasta Pasta

    It even works well with gluten-free noodles, and it's BPA-free!

    Promising review: "I'm lazy...so lazy I'd rather microwave my dinner than get out a pot to boil water for it. That said this pasta cooker is one of my most favorite purchases. Every batch of pasta I have made has been perfect. The handy guide that references the cooking times for the different kinds of pasta is spot on. I just wish it came with a solid top too so I can stick my leftovers right in the fridge instead of having to transfer to Tupperware." —melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Read more about this microwave pasta cooker here.

    2. A microwave rice cooker so you can cook up a big pot of rice for the whole fam without ever touching the stove.

    Amazon

    This cooker is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, and it can cook up to six cups of rice, oats, quinoa, and more!

    Promising review: "I love this little rice pot! It comes with a measuring cup, rice paddle, and directions to make the perfect pot of rice in the microwave! Would be an excellent gift for a college student or someone (like me) who loves rice but just can’t seem to get the hang of making it on the stovetop. It is easy to clean and dishwasher safe! I can’t say enough how much I enjoy this little pot." —living_with_ms

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A microwave bacon cooker that'll make nice crispy bacon slices without all the grease.

    amazon.com

    The cooker keeps the bacon cooking above the grease, not in it; and it only takes one minute to cook per slice. It is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "My family loves bacon, especially my 8-year-old son. He eats bacon about five times a week. I had been using the bacon that comes in its own microwaveable pouch. It tasted fine but I didn’t like the nitrates and nitrites that came along with it. I used this bacon cooker for the first time this morning and my family was in love. Like people stated, you just cover the bacon with a paper towel and there is no mess. It was amazing to see how much fat collected in the pan. Definitely a must-buy!" —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    4. A set of adorable, Frozen-themed bundt bakers for anyone who wants to make cute mini cakes in the microwave.

    Target

    Get a set of four from Target for $20.

    5. A microwave s'mores maker so you can enjoy ooey-gooey s'mores when it's rainy and gross outside — no campfire needed!

    amazon.com

    And it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I didn’t really believe it would work as advertised but holy $#!7 it actually worked perfectly. The s'mores were perfect. The marshmallow and chocolate melted flawlessly. Honestly can’t believe this little thing works." —brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    6. A reusable, microwave potato cooker bag people swear by for perfectly-cooked, non-rubbery baked potates 😋.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I eat sweet potatoes all the time and was having a hard time finding a quick easy way to cook them. THIS BAG has made my post-workout diet so fast and easy. I literally can take a huge sweet potato, scrub it up, leave it wet, throw it in the bag, place in the microwave for four minutes. If it's not quite done, put it on for one or two more minutes and it's completely done. Never dried out, never burnt, no 'weird' taste, just a perfectly cooked potato. I've never had a bag burn or char, I use it on the high setting in my microwave but only do four minutes, then if it needs MORE time I cook it in one minute time intervals. I love these bags and have told so many people about them especially people at my gym!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A glass bowl with a handle and lid for anyone who wants to take microwave soup to the next level.

    Amazon

    This bowl and lid set is non-toxic, dishwasher-safe, and can withstand up to 400℉.

    Promising review: "I love this thing! I bought it for making ramen at work, but I use it for so much more, even though it's perfect for that. I make all kinds of soups in this thing. Miso, veggies, cabbage... It's a little large to eat out of like a bowl, but the high sides make boiling over something you won't worry about. I also use it for salads, since I can shake them up to distribute the dressing with no worries because of the lid. Also, I use it to bring frozen berries to work. I dump them in in the morning, cover so I don't have to worry about particles, and they're ready to enjoy by mid-morning. So versatile! Such a great investment!" —Erik

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    8. And a plastic soup mug with a lid so you can make microwave soup for kids or differently-abled loved ones without worrying about burns or spills.

    Amazon

    This mug is phthalate and BPA free and top-rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "The clip-lock caps make these very safe for carrying. The vents allow microwave heating. Even filled with boiling water, the cups are easily held — no burning sensation. Perfect for children, people in wheelchairs and transporting." —Patricia Hall

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49+ (available in sizes S-L and three colors).

    9. A microwave tortilla warmer than can also keep pancakes warm. This baby has got you ~covered~ for nearly every meal!

    Target

    Get it from Target for $14.50.

    10. A microwave corn cooker to cook up two ears of corn in mere minutes. So long, giant pot of boiling water.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    This corn cooker is BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and comes with four corn cob holders. You'll have fully cooked corn in under five minutes!

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $19.99.

    11. A versatile, investment-worthy microwave cooker, griller, steamer, and baker. You'll be able to cook foods you never dreamed you could cook in the microwave, and they'll be just as tasty!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    This set includes the cooker and inserts: a grill pan, steamer tray, baking tray (for poached eggs, frittatas, muffins), and a lid.

    Promising review: "I'm absolutely delighted with my Range Mate Microwave Grills and Cookware. What a great way to prepare foods in your microwave that you could never prepare before. Ideal for seniors, fun cooking with your kids or just making good food in your microwave. You can grill, bake, cook, and steam using the inserts and lids. What an amazing breakthrough. My first experience using the range mate was Red Velvet Cupcakes. Recipes in the accompanying cookbook are easily followed and allow for the differences in microwaves. Recipes range from breakfast through dessert, and you can find how to prepare frozen foods that you couldn't fix in a microwave before with clear directions for adaptations." —Lorabjones

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in three colors).

    12. A microwave veggie steamer so you don't have to miss out on fresh steamed veggies, even if you only have a microwave to make meals happen.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow, what a difference these make in steaming veggies, I was so pleasantly surprised. I was able to wash and reuse them several times. This will definitely be a staple in my kitchen from now on. I highly recommend at least giving these a try." —Kepela

    Get a set of eight sheets from Amazon for $9.95.

    13. A magnetic microwave splatter guard with a steam vent for anyone who wants to pull the splatter guard down from the ceiling to cover their food like a magician.

    Amazon

    This splatter guard is BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "It was always a pain to have to open the door, take out the splatter guard/plate cover, put the plate in, and then pick up the guard to cover the plate. Now, I can just open the door and with one hand, put in the plate, pull the guard from the ceiling of the microwave and place it on the plate. Wow, I should never have waited to get this. I'm going to get another for the other microwave." —Rusty

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A microwave egg cooker that'll help you feel motivated to get cooking in the morning, knowing you'll have delish eggs in just a few mins with no frying pan mess!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great product. Eggs turn out very well and no need to use butter or cooking spray. It takes a few tries to get the timing perfect for how you like your eggs but well worth the effort for prepared eggs in record time." —ME

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. And a microwave-safe bowl with a handle and lid so you can reheat your coffee or heat up some soup without worrying about a spill.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these bowls. Everything I was looking for. Perfect size, lightweight, lid snap perfectly and the material doesn't hold stain. People started asking where I got them and was impressed with the price for four." —Diedre J.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $15.42.

    Happy cooking!

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