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Preventing Microwave Messes

posted by sballou

MicrowaveWhen you put milk and cereal or creamy mixtures into the microwave, it always seems to bubble over and create a big gloppy mess. Here’s how to avoid it.

* Buy cheap paper plates when they are on sale.
* Before you place foods that might boil up fast and overflow inside the microwave, put a paper plate down first and then the dish. It will contain any spillage.



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment anita

    when there is food like sauces, that will splatter, cover with that paper plate or better a paper towel

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment K. Gingrich

    Also, try using a semi-flattened circular coffee filter on top of the dish….works great!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Susan

    I recently went to Dollartree and purchased a set of two (dinner plate size) plastic dishes and a top which resembles a colander, both are for the microwave. Whenever I use the microwave I put my plate or bowl on top of the plastic plate and cover with the top. For $2 I solved my “mess” problem.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Good Idea

    Also helps to cook in two stages, at two different temperatures. HIGH to heat; then at a lower temperature to continue cooking, but at a little lower temperature to finish. For instance a bowl of oatmeal w/ 3/4 c. of liquid. High (full cook power)for 1 min., 20 seconds; then 1 min. 30 sec. @ Power 6-7, depending on your microwave.

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