Best Microwave Oven Utensils

The microwave oven has recently gained momentum in the Indian household. It can be used for re-heating food, and also for rapid heating of otherwise slowly prepared food items.

For those who do not know how to cook, microwave ovens are a life saver. Many food items in the market are available which are ready to make and can be cooked in minutes.

But this food available in cans and plastic wraps cannot be directly reheated in the oven as the plastic used may not be oven friendly and it also may lead to harming the food.

To avoid such danger happening microwave utensils are made which are oven friendly and food can be cooked without compromising the nutrition value of food and making it harmful to eat.

Microwave radiation in electromagnetic spectrum helps to reheat and cook food in the oven.

Due to these radiations, not all utensils are considered microwave safe, regular cooking ware is not always safe and durable to use in the oven.

So here we provide you with a guide for utensils which are safe and specifically designed to use in microwave oven.

Microwave Oven Utensils Buyer’s guide

 Microwave safe:

It must be clearly specified in the description if the vessel is microwave safe.

If it’s not clearly mentioned you must look for a microwave symbol on the bottom of the vessel to verify that it is safe to use in the oven.

If no specification is mentioned avoid using such utensils.

We can use any microwave safe plastic container or mug which has microwave safe symbol embossed on it.

Do not use any material which is not oven safe this may cause damage to the oven and the heating process may lead to the non-oven friendly product to melt or burn.

 

Material:

The reach of oven safe utensils available in the Indian market has widened, there is a large variety of product available in different materials which are easy to work with and stylish enough to not make it look like they are specifically made for cooking.

Here are few different products available in various material.

  •  Glassware

Any glass vessel can be used in oven except for those with silver and golden lining. They should not be used as they may create a spark.

Glass vessel should not be used in the oven after directly taking it out from the refrigerator as it may crack.

It is suggested to use glassware in the oven with high precautions as it may lead to an electrical mishap in the kitchen causing harm to surroundings.

  •   Plastic 

Not all plastic products available are oven friendly, there are certain companies who produce which are oven friendly as well as for regular purpose.

Plastic containers found in your kitchen can also be used in the oven only if it has microwave safe symbol on it, otherwise, there are chances of plastic melting at a higher temperature in the oven which may ruin the food as well as oven and there might be a foul smell.

It’s suggested checking with the seller or the instruction manual available with the utensil. Soft material plastic or any container with metallic lining should not be used.

  • Ceramic

There are debates going on whether to use ceramic in the oven, many experts do not accept the usage of ceramic in the oven as it may get heated quickly and cause a kitchen mishap.

Before using ceramic product make sure there is no silver, metallic gold metallic lining.

In order to assure the ceramic product is oven friendly take a cup of cold water and put in a corner along with the ceramic plate in another corner of oven, let it heat for a minute or so and if the plate gets hot too quickly it should not be used in the oven.

Do not use fine china in the oven or even the user manual says its oven friendly use the water test before actually using the utensil.

  • Silicone

Silicone bakeware is considered to be more non-stick than any other traditional bakeware, which makes them easy to use.

Silicone should be used preferably at low temperatures rather than high because there is no final verdict on the safety of it in the oven.

Silicone bake pans and moulds are easy to clean and prevent sticking while baking. Make sure to use high-quality silicone which does not contain fillers or dangerous additives. Some people find silicone to be more safe than plastic, it depends on the customers choice and preference.

 Top 10 Best Selling Microwave Oven Utensils

1. Tupperware Crystal Wave Generation 2 (Editor’s choice)

 

Tupperware has been ruling the market for quite a long time. It is highly known for the home products line which includes plastic container used to store food.

It has a wide range of products which also includes microwave-safe plastic containers which come quite handy.

It’s preferable for those who uses the oven on regular basis and would not like to spend on a separate set of utensils.

It is very famous brand and also provides lunchboxes, water bottles, and containers which are of different shapes and sizes making it different from its other products.

Features:

  • It’s microwave and refrigerator safe
  • Designed using the latest injection molding technology enhancing its durability and resilience
  • Container is lightweight
  • Size-1000ml
  • Item weight-222g
  • Material-plastic, Colour-green

Pros:

  • Easy and lightweight to carry around
  • It’s appealing and comes in different shapes, color, and sizes
  • Can be used as tiffin box due to the way product is designed
  • It has a steam vent which makes a hissing noise when food is cooked
  • Container is made of food grade plastic

Cons:

  • The steam vent is not detachable and creates a problem while cleaning

 

2. Borosil Round Casserole

The company is one of the largest glassware producers in India. The company’s product includes laboratory glassware and microwavable glassware.

It is the king of microwave safe glassware with a wide range of variety. It also assures with good durability and resilience.

It’s made of borosilicate glass which is guaranteed to withstand temperatures up to 350-degree centigrade.

Unlike any other plastic or melamine, it will not leech chemicals into your food even after repeated usage.

It can be used in a microwave oven and or electric oven but should not directly use over flames.

Usage of abrasive cleaners to ensure that glass stays scratch-free should be avoided. Also do not use plastic lids in the microwave oven.

Allow the dish with hot food to reach to room temperature before putting it in the freezer.

Features:

  • It’s microwave oven and refrigerator safe
  • Will not leach chemical into food even if used repeatedly
  • Product is designed elegantly to be used for serving directly
  • Round casserole (1-Litre)
  • Product dimension:21 x 18 x 5.7 cm ; 1.1 Kg
  • Material-borosil glass, colour-transparent

Pros:

  • Made of borosilicate glass which helps to sustain temperature
  • Non-porous glass does not absorb stains or odors
  • Will not turn milky or cloudy unlike soda lime glass

Cons:

  • It’s a bit higher in range
  • Being glass it increases the probability of breaking

 

3. Pyrex Covered Casserole

Pyrex is a glass cookware made of soda lime glass.

It has a whole range of kitchenware products, the glassware products manufactured are microwave safe and are available easily in the market.

The utensils are very durable and are handy with elegant designs and the way they are structured.

Strikingly elegant in every table setting, every piece helps transform simple gatherings into stylish occasions with its presence. Making everything you do more simpler, smarter and better.

As dependable as they are desirable, you can trust their products. Round Casseroles are multipurpose and are used for baking, reheating and serving food.

The glass lid prevents food from splashing when cooking or reheating in the microwave, and keeps food warm when served on the table.

These casseroles can be used for almost everything – gravy dishes, sabzis, bakes, dals, pasta etc. The lid of the casserole can also be used as a plate to serve parathas or pooris.

Features:

  • It is microwave, oven, refrigerator and dishwasher safe
  • It’s transparent which helps in monitoring the food while being cooked
  • Very stylish and durable
  • Product dimensions:24 x 24 x 9 cm ; 1.8 Kg
  • Size:2litres
  • Material-glassware,colour-transparent

Pros:

  • Non-porous glass which avoids clogging of stains and odor
  • It can be used for baking, serving, freezing ad storing
  • Easy to handle because it is light weight

Cons:

  • Products are ranged at a higher price
  • The glass may get foggy over a period of time, as it’s made of soda lime glass

 

4. Sivica Porcelain Square Serving- 3086

It is the largest producer of porcelain kitchenware in the market. The wide range of variety in products with a touch of modern art is very attractive.

It has a great market in porcelain products and has an array of different products which makes buying easier.

Sivica is a premium brand of white porcelain which offers a wide range of products ranging from serving sets, dinner Sets, mugs, cups etc.

It has established its presence in Indian market by offering a wide range of designs/shapes of porcelain products all across the country.

It not only provides the uniqueness in designs and shapes but also adds the classy image to your kitchen and makes your sumptuous dinner more elegant and stylish

Features:

  • It is durable and resistant
  • Wide variety of range
  • It has one serving bowl and one lid
  • Product dimensions:15 x 15 x 10 cm ; 399 g
  • Material-porcelain,colour-white

Pros:

  • Its microwave as well as dishwasher safe
  • It’s not as fragile as glassware
  • It can be used for serving too because of its modern designs

Cons:

  • It is not budget friendly and on a much higher range
  • Cannot be used as regular kitchenware
  • It’s not stain-resistant

 

5. Yera Glassware Polo Glass Bowl with Lid

Yera is an Indian brand known for producing glassware and kitchenware. Its products come in wide range of sizes and have proved their utility in a wide range of applications.

Features:

  • Its durable
  • Its lightweight and easy to carry around
  • 2 pieces bowl with lid,435ml
  • Material- glass bowl, plastic lid
  • Colour-transparent

Pros:

  • Its microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator safe
  • It’s resistant to heat, scratch, and breakage
  • It has air tight lid to the container
  • It will not etch, cloud or discolor

Cons:

  • Irrational use may lead to sudden breakage
  • It is not fully stain and odor proof

 

6. Treo Mixing Bowl with Flexi Lid, 1 Litre (EC-GWF-FGB-0014_Blue)

Treo products have been in the market for quite a long time. They produce high range product which is microwave safe and resistant.

Treo products are used to serve, bake, cook and reheat the food. The utensils are designed in a sleek way to look elegant while serving and making a statement. Their models are prepared while considering the modern approach of cooking making it more trendy.

Features:

  • It’s a well-known brand
  • Its product is trusted among the household
  • 1-piece mixing bowl with Flexi lid (1 Litres)
  • Material-glass bowl, plastic lid
  • Colour-transparent

Pros:

  • Microwave and dishwasher safe
  • It’s durable and resistant
  • It’s available in a variety of range
  • It has obtained good reviews from customer
  • Its affordable

Cons:

  • Being a glassware it needs to be handled with care

 

7. LA OPALA COOK N SERVE OVAL DISH (1.2 LTR, PACK OF 1)

La opala serves a wide range of microwave safe product made of glass, pyrex and borosilic glass.

The products are available on different websites. It’s in wide variety and helps the buyer to make a sound decision.

Features:

  • It’s available easily
  • Its durable
  • Product dimension :25 x 20 x 5.5 cm ;1.2ltr
  • Material-glassware
  • Colour-transparent

Pros:

  • Borosilicate glass wares are resistant to extreme temperature
  • The tempered borosil glass is safe for oven

Cons:

  • It’s expensive than other product available in the market
  • It’s not stain or odor proof

 

8. Signoraware Microwave Cooker Set, 3 Litres, 7-Pieces

Signoraware aces in making microwave safe products. It has computerized designs and competitive price strategy.

Signoraware is a trusted brand and many Indian households use products from these brands. They not only make microwave oven safe bowls and pans but also cooker, idli maker etc.

Signoraware’s microwave safe cooker is perfect answer for quick meal when you are in hurry and don’t have time to cook the traditional way.

Features

  • The company has its own machines to design and develop their own molds with the latest technology
  • High range quality and products have been produced all over India
  • 1 Cooker Body 3 ltr + 3 pieces Idli stand + 1 Stem Adjusting knob + 1 Steam Hole Socket + 1 Steam Plate + 1 Main lid + 1 Steamer Basket
  • Product dimensions :23.5 x 24.2 x 18.4 cm ; 971 g
  • Material- Polypropylene
  • Colour-white

Pros:

  • Its microwave safe and is unbreakable
  • Made of virgin plastic which is food graded
  • Available at a competetive price

Cons:

  • It’s not stain proof and odor friendly

 

9. Twist Microwave Safe Twist Reheat – N – Serve (3 Piece Container Set With Lid)

Twist produces microwave safe and unbreakable kitchenware products. It also has a wide range of variety and is available at affordable price.

The products are very eye-catching due to the variety of colors available in different products. They also come in a set of 2 or 3 containers which are very useful for storage and serving and making it a complete set.

Features:

  • It’s dependable and durable
  • Volume capacity of containers: 500ml, 1100ml and 2100ml respectively.
  • Variety of colors
  • Set of 3 containers with the lid
  • Material-plastic
  • Colour-yellow

Pros:

  • It’s microwave safe
  • It’s used to reheat as well as serve at the same time
  • Affordable price

Cons:

  • It’s not as high quality as other products available in the market

 

10. Princeware Fresh Ven Bowl Package Container Set, 5-Pieces, Orange

Princeware makes a wide range of microwave safe products which are available at reasonable rates.

It also has a wide range of sets of bowls and other products which can be used in kitchen regularly too.

It has products like casserole, containers, and bowls. It comes in different sets and variety of colors which gives the customer wide range of option to select from.

Features:

  • It’s heat resistant and durable
  • 1-Piece Container (2.6 Litres), 1-Piece Container (1.6 Litres), 1-Piece Container (1.125 Litres), 1-Piece Container (525ml) and 1-Piece Container (296ml) 3
  • Material-plastic
  • Colour-orange

Pros:

  • It’s microwave safe and unbreakable
  • It has a wide range of variety
  • It has steam holes which help to keep food warm

Cons:

  • Material used to produce these products is not as food-friendly as others
  • It’s not stain proof or odor friendly

 

Conclusion

The most trusted, durable and pocket-friendly item is Tupperware, it has multipurpose use and is affordable for common man.

If you wish to splurge on glassware and make your dining table look more elegant you must spend on buying La Opala or Treo they have a classy glassware with a pop of color of the lid, making it seem really updated.

If you do not trust yourself around glassware and still wish to make your crockery look pretty you should definitely go for Sivica which is made of porcelain and which is not easily breakable but is still stylish and decent enough to make your dinner time more beautiful.

These all products are easily available on amazon and are delivered within reasonable days. Editor goes with Tupperware as it is the most trusted and renowned for its product in not only baking utensil but also for regular kitchenwares.

 

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