Microwave bowls w/ vent lids?

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  1. cast iron

    cast iron Well-Known Member

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    When I microwave stuff I put it in a microwave safe bowl and cover the top with saran wrap. This works ok, but can get messy, the plastic melts to the side of the bowl, if you don't poke holes in it there is no vent, can be hot/tricky to get the plastic off the bowl when done etc.

    There has got to be an easier, cleaner way. Do they make microwave bowls that have some sort of snap-on dishwasher safe vented lid???

    Thanks
     
  2. FiddleKat

    FiddleKat Mother,Artist, Author Supporter

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    I think Ive seen them somewhere.

    We use either a papertowel over the bowl or the paper stuff (for the life of me I can't think of what's it called.) You know.....the parchment paper.
     

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    FiddleKat Mother,Artist, Author Supporter

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    valschickens Big Brother's Watching

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    Do NOT use plastic wrap in the microwave! Use wax paper, paper towel, paper plates or napkins to cover foods! Also, Tupperware sells lunch sized containers with ventable lids!
     
  5. CatsPaw

    CatsPaw Who...me?

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    Yes, they do. We have a number of them. They are ceramic dishes with a flexible lid with a little vent tab you can seal or unseal. They're made by Corningware.
     
  6. mama2littleman

    mama2littleman El Paso

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    Tupperware makes stuff with vented lids, it's called their Rock n' serve line

    Pyrex also makes some stuff with vented lids.

    I like them, they are pretty handy.

    NIkki
     
  7. Ruby

    Ruby Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We use a cover that will set on a plate or over a bowl. It came from walmart. It's made from a type of plastic that will withstand high heat. It's clear and has vents in the top. I couldn't do without it.
     
  8. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Microwave ovens alter the molecular structure of food, why would you have one in your house after knowing this?
     
  9. CatsPaw

    CatsPaw Who...me?

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    Cooking your food in any way alters its molecular structure. Proteins and sugars and stuff bond with each other and bonds are broken and recombine. So why would you cook your food after knowing this?
     
  10. RachAnn in NW Okla

    RachAnn in NW Okla Well-Known Member

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    Yes they make them

    I have some that I think are Rubbermaid....it came as a full set of like 40pcs of a food storage system (bunch of bowls with lids)

    they came from the "evil store" hehehehe (Walmart)

    Rachel
     
  11. perennial

    perennial Well-Known Member

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    Tupperware makes them and i've had them for years and years. Different sizes too, so that hubby can even take it to work for lunch and heat in their microwave.
     
  12. cast iron

    cast iron Well-Known Member

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    Because I don't have the energy to build a campfire three times a day to cook stuff on... :)