Plastic Wrap Alternative: Microwave Cooking Covers

Say hello to our favorite new kitchen tool! Seriously! We were skeptical when a friend first gave us a set of these microwave cooking covers, but they have quickly gone into daily use in our kitchen. Ironically, the place we most use them is not in the microwave.
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These cooking covers are marketed as an alternative to using plastic wrap or paper towels when re-heating foods in the microwave. They allow steam to vent and prevent liquids from splattering. They come in three different sizes, are non-toxic and FDA approved, and can be put in the dishwasher.

We've found that these covers make a good substitute for plastic wrap in a lot of other places too. We've been using the largest one to cover bowls of rising bread dough and to keep prepared foods like rice and veggies warm until dinner is served. We've also used them to steam red peppers right after roasting until the skin loosens.

These covers will also come in handy during picnic season to keep bugs and leaves out of dishes!

Do you own a set of these covers? How do you use them?

Order Your Own Set! Microwave Cooking Covers, Set of 4, $6.99 from Amazon.com

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(Images: Emma Christensen)

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