4 Microwave Resources to Simplify Your Life

For the past few years, I have prepared around 80-90% of my meals in a microwave.  A girl can only eat so many Lean Cuisines and other microwavable entrees before getting sick of them.  So when I say I have prepared most of my meals in the microwave, I mean I have cooked boxed pasta, fresh veggies, and more all within my microwave.

Preparing meals in a microwave is generally easier (for me) for a variety of reasons: less mess, faster cooking times, lighter cookware, and more.  Because of my progressive muscle weakness, it began getting too hard to lift a pot, let alone a pot with water and pasta in it!  Therefore cooking in the microwave was a complete game changer for me.  Keep on reading about different resources available to help you cook foods more easily, too.

4 Microwave Resources to Simplify Your Life:

1. Sistema Microwave Noodle Bowl:

Sistema offers a unique and durable Microwave Noodle Bowl.  It’s designed for heating instant noodles, pasta, soups, or stews in the microwave.


  • Unique vent enables splatter-free heating and for steam to escape during cooking, while maintaining moisture in your food
  • Easy lift tabs which keep your hands safe during handling
  • Top rack dishwasher safe
  • BPA free
  • Comes in green, pink, purple or blue
  • 4 cup capacity
2. Microhearth Grill Pan:

The Microhearth Grill Pan is a “revolutionary pan used in your microwave with cooking results that may surprise you.  The results are moist and flavorful foods that utilize the microwave oven’s convenience.”


  • Nonstick coated metal pan with raised base gives food seared grill marks and keeps them out of drippings
  • Durable, high-heat resistant body is formulated to safely perform under the hottest temperatures
  • Ceramic-coated metal lid with standing handle allows you to conveniently rest it upright so moisture doesn’t drip on the counter
  • Versatile and compact for easy storage
3. MaxiAids Rice Cooker:

Easily make perfect rice and other delicious rice-based meals in your microwave.  No more gluey, over-cooked rice – and no more scraping burned rice from the sides of pots and pans when cooking rice on your stovetop!


  • Flip-down lid locks for safe cooking
  • 5 cup (1.2 liter) capacity
  • Made of durable, high heat-resistant plastic
  • Odorless, sanitary, and easy to clean
  • Comes with rice cooker, cover, measuring cup and spoon
4. OXO Good Grips Microwave Steamer:

Looking for something to steam large quantities of veggies, fish and more in the microwave?  Check out the OXO Good Grips Microwave Steamer!


  • Safety design has a push-to-open lid that keeps hands away from steam
  • Stay-cool handles for safe lifting and carrying
  • Adjustable steam control vent
  • Large capacity basket for steaming family portions of veggies, fish and more
  • Tabs on inner basket for easy lifting
  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe

What are your recommendations for microwave resources?