This Stackable Microwave Cookware Set Can Make a 3-Course Meal All At Once (It’s on Sale!)

published Dec 23, 2022
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Most kitchen hacks simplify the way you’ve been doing things, but there are some that totally change the way the you prep and cook your meals. Joseph Joseph is a brand we love for its innovative cooking and food prep solutions, and it’s delivered yet again. This time, it gave us an all-in-one microwave cookware set that can cook an entire three-course meal in one go. The four-piece Stackable Microwave Cooking Set — a modern spin on traditional bamboo steamer baskets — uses multiple sections of differing sizes that can layer on top of one another to either cook one dish or several in one go. Because moisture is trapped inside, it’s able to successfully steam whatever ingredients you’re working with. Add dry rice or potatoes and the recommended amount of water to the base, then layer your fish, meat, and vegetables into the charcoal-colored second layer, and toss the whole ting in the microwave. If you want, you can even top the orange grill grate-style section with ingredients you want to keep on the drier side, such as garlic, onions, and shallots for topping or mixing in with your starch or veg.

With a 4.6-star average from over 5,300 ratings on Amazon, it’s clear that this is a customer-favorite item. “I just want to say I never write reviews but this is hands down my favorite amazon purchase,” one happy reviewer writes. “I’m a college (nursing) student with limited time and decent cooking skills … The rice has come out perfect EVERY time, it’s so easy and short to make, and I only have to use my microwave which frees up a pot and my attention while cooking other things. It also steamed veggies and things other than rice so well! It’s also nice feeling in terms of quality … I would recommend to EVERYONE!!”

You can really get creative with this set, using all the layers at once or separating them and using only what you need. Making rice? Just use the base. Steaming broccoli? Add water to the base and broccoli to the second layer, top with the white lid, and press go. Frying bacon? Forget the base and steamer layers entirely and simply flip the white lid over, place the orange grill grate inside, and top with bacon slices for an easy-to-handle, uncovered cookware solution. This is one of the best multi-use, easy-to-clean (it’s dishwasher-safe) kitchen devices we’ve seen, and it’s on sale for under $30 right now.