10-Minute Tech: Stay-Put Microwave Plate

Pool noodle in microwave oven

Every time we got to our stop for the night, I had to put the glass microwave turntable plate back in place since it moved around during travel. My solution was to buy a swimming-pool noodle and cut a length that is about half an inch longer than the distance measured from the plate to the inside top of the cavity. We wedge in the foam noodle and no longer have to align the plate every time we arrive in a new location.

John Clauser | Auburn, Pennsylvania


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  1. What kind of dishes are you using? Can you recommend some? I don’t know what I should buy because I don’t know which one is suitable for an RV.


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