Have you ever had the power go out and only then realize just how much you use your microwave every day? Between hot dogs for lunch, veggies for dinner and maybe a warmed-up snack or two in between, I use my microwave at least 5 times a day. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t live without it! I’ve never used any kind of microwave cover, however, and after recently spending about 15 minutes scrubbing splattered food off the inside walls, I realized it was time to make some changes!
Enter the MOLO: Moisture Lock Microwave Cover™. The MOLO is more than just a microwave cover. It has a secret compartment that holds water to keep your food moist (hence the name) while it cooks, as well as protecting from splats and explosions. Sounds simple, right? Kind of makes you wonder why no one thought of something like this before!
So, does it really work? It does! I’ve used it several times now to steam veggies, cook frozen veggies and reheat leftovers. I’ve been happy with the consistency of the steamed veggies and even happier that I’m not leaching chemicals into my food by cooking them with plastic wrap over the top. I find that when I’m heating frozen veggies I don’t have to add as much water to the bowl because of the steam that is already in the MOLO when I microwave. That means less water that I have to drain off before serving the veggies, and less time to the table equals a happier family
These carrots were perfectly cooked; soft and moist with no weird dry spots on any of them. I forgot to take a picture before I set them on the table and my rabbit-family gobbled them up before I could stop them! But believe me when I say they all looked like this:
I even put the MOLO to the ultimate test: I reheated restaurant french fries! I’ve tried this before with several disastrous, disgusting results. The fries are either limp and soggy or hard and overcooked and usually broiling hot when bitten into. I nuked some fries from Red Robin yesterday with the MOLO covering the plate and the result was quite pleasing! Microwaved fries can never come close to the fresh stuff, but these were delightfully edible. I even ate a few, and I NEVER eat reheated fries (for the reasons stated above). Obviously, my kids ate them, no problem.
My only complaint about the MOLO is that when you go to grab your food out of the microwave, you have to hold the MOLO straight or the water inside the moisture holder will spill out and onto your food, the inside of the microwave or your counter. I’m sure as I get used to using it and with some finessing I’ll be able to get my food out without spilling every time. But so far my microwave has stayed perfectly clean and my food has been nicely moist, so I’m happy! You can buy a MOLO of your own at Dingware.com for $19.99, with free shipping to the US. Or, you can enter the giveaway below and win a snazzy Orange MOLO, courtesy of our friends at Dingware!
Enter to win a MOLO of your own!
**Because I was sent the winner’s prize items along with my review items, the winner will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via PayPal invoice.
** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.
** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of April 1, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Dingware, but all opinions are strictly my own. The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.