Whether or not the majority of your cooking is done in a microwave oven or not, this Micro-Cooker set is a kitchen essential. When I started with Pampered Chef, the Small Micro-Cooker came in the starter kit and while I wanted to like it, I just couldn’t! I found it hard to attach the lid to the pot and with the long handle, it was a challenge to store. It went in my cabinet and I rarely used it. Fast forward to moving to a new place to live and not having a microwave, it wasn’t needed. When I finally did have a microwave, I had been so out of the habit of using it, frankly I’d forget that it was an option.
When the newer style was introduced, I figured I’d feel the same way about it because I really don’t do much microwave “cooking” and if I were to, I’d opt for stoneware. But then one day, I pulled them out to use and instantly fell in love! What happened?
Well, a few things! First, they are much easier to store! Look at how easily they stack and the lids snap together so there isn’t a chance that one will be misplaced. The lids are also completely easy to twist on and off. The struggle is gone! Plus, the lids have holes that let steam escape and make any liquid easy to drain off without getting out a colander or burning myself.
So, what are these essential little pots used for? The 1-Qt is perfect for melting butter and chocolate, heating soup and steaming vegetables and perfect for one-dish microwave meals. I end up using it often when Bill is traveling and I’m cooking for myself.
The 2-Qt is the right size for family meals, poaching chicken, larger servings of soup and vegetables.
The 3-Qt Micro-Cooker Plus makes cooking starchy dishes like potatoes, quinoa, pasta, polenta and rice a breeze! The special lid insert circulates the liquid and prevents boil-overs so there are no microwave messes to clean up! All three sizes are microwave safe too.
This set is perfect for dorms, apartments, empty nesters and frankly anyone who owns a microwave. And of course, all are BPA free so they are completely safe to cook with and are sold in a set or separately, depending on your needs. Did I mention they are dishwasher safe?
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