Thursday, July 21, 2011

Such a simple solution


My BFF always says that I have the book smarts.
She has the common sense.
She may be right.

Last week I spent a few days at her house.
(We lived in the same county until I moved away 5 years ago.)

When I opened her microwave, this is what I saw.
(Well, not her actual one. I'm sure you can see this one is new.)

A microwave spatter cover!
Well, who knew?
Or, more likely, who remembered?
I'm sure I must have had one of these back in the day.
I probably got tired of moving it from cabinet to microwave.

That's where the common sense comes in.
Why not leave it in the microwave where it's used?

This goes along well with my aversion to "wasting" paper towels.
(That's a subject for another post.)

So, this is where my spatter cover will stay.
Did you notice my clean microwave?
You didn't really think that dirty microwave was mine, did you?

How many of you have a BFF like mine?
How many of you have a spatter cover?


Lana K. W. Austin said...

I'm there with you on the book smarts versus common sense. I have NO common sense.

I could seriously use a splatter cover, too!!!



Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

I think I remember my Grandma having one of those. I don't think I ever have though. It's a great invention!

One hint, for those of us who end up with a dirty microwave like the one above ... I spray mine down with 409, get a paper towel wet and turn on the microwave for 1 minute or so, and use the paper towel to wipe off the then softened splatters.

I'm new here and didn't know about your feelings toward paper towels, and I bet a dish rag would work just as well instead.

Have a great day,

Kathy M.

Rachel @ Pleased as Punch said...

I do have a BFF, she's one of my favorite people in the world.

I don't bother with a spatter cover. Just one more darn thing to have to fit into the dishwasher, if you ask me! I just let my microwave get so nasty that I can't stand it, then I nuke a bowl of lemon juice and wipe it all away.

Homemaker of the Year, here. ;)

Diann said...

this would come in handy! I use paper towels to cover things in the microwave as well so, I think I will have to look for this handy little thing!

Debby said...

A friend of mine used one of these a couple of weeks ago. I had something in a plastic carryout dish that needed warmed up. SO she put it on a dish and covered it up. I was wondering, since microwaving in plastic was dangerous, wouldn't this be as well. So you may not want to use it. Good idea though.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I put lemon juice in a bowl and micowave it for two minutes, and get some papper towels and wipe it out..using the lemon juice from the bowl !!! I hope you have a great week... Thanks for your lovely comments on my Patio Tablescape.
XOXO Diane

Ivy and Elephants said...

That was hysterical! Yes, I do have a splatter cover and it's the best invention ever! Now if I could just get my family to use it and stop moving from the microwave!!!! LOL
Following you,

Diana Joy said...

I have a spatter cover and do keep it in the microwave. Perfect place.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a splatter cover but I sure am going to get one. And where will I keep it? Why in the microwave of course, thanks to your suggestion. This way my husband would almost certainly use it on occasion, right?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments!

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I am with Diane.....Lemon juice and boiling water....sorry guys plastic in the microwave is kinda dangerous, but maybe they could make one in glass that weighed fifty pounds!!! Yay!
Okay who wants to throw something at me for nixxing this awesome idea!? Go ahead I can duck really quick.....go ahead I am ready!!!!