Thursday, July 17, 2014

A quickie


Here is just a quick new product recommendation!

I know that I often say that "one use" gadgets are not worth the storage space.  But I also believe that when you find a simple tool that does exactly what it claims to do, it is sometimes worth fitting it into you life, and your cabinets.

When I got the New Metro Cool Grip Microwave Caddy, I thought "Seriously?".  It looked like one of those As Seen On TV widgets that solve a problem you didn't know you had.  Don't potholders (or the sleeves of your shirt) work fine to get things in and out of your microwave?

And the answer is yes and no.

Yes, you can successfully accomplish the act of removing a plate or bowl from your microwave with any number of heat resistant objects you already have on hand.

But no, not nearly as easily or as well as you can with this simple device.

The functionality is pretty simple.  You can place either a bowl or plate in the center.  The channel around the edge catches any spillover, and the stay cool handles mean no more potholders (or sleeves) to get things in and out.  Which also means no more potholders (or sleeves) dunking in your soup or sopping up your sauce.  The handles make the shift from appliance to counter easy, especially for plates, which can be difficult to get your hands around when they are like touching the surface of the sun.

The plastic caddy is dishwasher safe on the top rack, and when it comes to that pesky storage issue?  I just keep mine right in the microwave.  It works with pretty much any size plate or bowl, I tested it with several shapes and it is very adaptable.  And since I am a total klutz, the slopover catchbasin has already saved me a bunch of cleanup.

It comes in red, white, navy, and a sassy orange and is only $15.  Definitely recommended.


Yours in Good Taste,
The Polymath

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