Thursday, February 19, 2015

Life Changing $1.00 Purchase

Yep. I have one of these things you see advertised on TV. I've always been curious about whether or not they work and as luck would have it, I found a Stonewave Microwave Cooker unopened in the original box at the church rummage sale for one dollar. I pounced on it and have used it numerous times every day for the past two weeks. The hardest thing for me to do in the winter is to eat green vegetables. This little nuclear cooling tower is perfect for frozen broccoli florets. Arrange as many as you can get in the container and still be able to get the top on snugly. Pop in the microwave for four minutes and they are perfect. Piping hot and not mushy. Dessert? How about a baked apple? Core one and cut it in pieces. Four minutes and it's the best dessert ever. No need to add sugar but some cinnamon is nice. I had broccoli tonight and then I heated up a bowl of chili. Onions are fabulous too. I cooked my chopped onions for the chili in this little thingie with some of my liquid aminios. Delicious. It's super easy to clean too. I have had string beans and peas and spinach, but broccoli is my favorite. I buy it in a big bag with loose pieces that have been flash frozen. The big bags from Costco are Organic. I really have eaten a nice helping of green veggies every day and I couldn't be happier. I want to try fresh cauliflower next. via

I searched all over and Bed and Bath has these cookers for $4.99 each. I'm going to buy two three more so I can keep things hot while something else is cooking. My local store has them in stock and I have a 20% off coupon. The size is perfect for portion control too. If I had heated up the whole pot of chili I might have gone back for seconds. You can top whatever you're cooking with grated cheese, put the top back on, and it melts with no additional microwaving. I think every household should have a set of these. You're welcome. xo


cyndy said...

Thanks for the find! My mom would love this. I checked and my bed bath and beyond has them. Thx! I love following your blog. You are always so happy. Cheers!


jusaweecatnap said...

BUT WAIT!!!!! Did you consider buying it straight from the tv number?
Seriously, thanks. Always wondered. They do look like they'd work. Would be good for vegetarian adult son who isn't much of a cook and really not much of a vegetable lover.

Content in a Cottage said...

justaweecatnap -- they cost more on the TV offer and you have to pay shipping. I drive right by Bed and Bath when I go to Costco so it's not out of my way. Here's the As Seen on TV website where you can watch the Stone Wave video:
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Cyndy...Buy your mom at least two. I just watched the video and learned you can put four of these dishes in the microwave at one time. Give her a big bag of broccoli too. I've decided I might as well buy three more so I'll have a set. They are more expensive if you buy them from the TV ad and you have to pay shipping. Watch the video here:
xo, Rosemary

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I've seen these! I wondered if they were useful!
You've convinced me... I'll get one next time I see one at the yard sale or thrift or something. ;)