Make five-star meals with these genius microwave appliances

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Never wash another pan again.

Your microwave isn’t just for making popcorn or reheating leftovers. You can actually make real food in there! These microwave appliances will save you time, energy and space next time you decide to go Alton Brown on friends and family.

1) Range Mate Pro Nonstick microwave grill pot

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Everyone knows the secret to flavor is getting your food nice and golden brown. This used to be impossible in microwaves, which usually leave foods sad and grey. The Range Mate not only grills food in the microwave, but it allows you to roast, steam, bake and even poach. And with its two-quart capacity, there’s enough room to make enough eats for a crowd.

Price: $40.99

2) Sistema Easy Eggs cookware

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You can finally get your Egg McMuffin dupe perfect. This microwave appliance makes better eggs than a short-order cook. Poach them for brunch, make a side of scrambled, or even a mini frittata in minutes. Best of all, no pan needed!

Price: $6.49

3) Betty Crocker brownie maker

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Anyone that’s ever seen a TV dinner knows you can make brownies in a microwave. But don’t settle for a little square next to the green beans – make a whole batch! Best of all, you can make nine big chocolatey squares in three and a half minutes instead of 30.

Price: $8.99

4) Silverstone microwaveable pressure cooker

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Pressure cooking delivers big flavor with little time. Silverstone pressure cookers shave off even more cooking time with the help of your microwave. Slow-cooked classics like pot roast, short ribs, and even an authentic marinara can be made in as little as 12 minutes. And like all modern pressure cookers, it’s totally safe and incredibly easy to use – not to mention a really handy microwave appliance to have around.

Price: $40.99

5) Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine microwave rice cooker

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This little cooker has perfected every aspect of rice cooking. The steamer basket detaches, to allow you to wash starchier grains before cooking. The handy measuring cup makes sure you never add too little or too much water. And the clever moisture locking lid doubles as a handy rice paddle. It makes everything from short grain to basmati, and even works well with steaming veggies.

Price: $15 (regularly $25) 

6) Salbree popcorn popper

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All roads to microwave cooking begin and end with popcorn – it’s inescapable. What is avoidable is bagged popcorn filled with nasty additives that aren’t too healthy. This popcorn maker is perfect for homemade popcorn made to your tastes and collapses so it stores as easily as standard popcorn bags. Best of all, it comes in every color of the rainbow.

Price: $15.90 

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.