This might not seem like an important or must have item but after spotting this Kitchen Aid Microwave Mat on sale for only $3.99, I decided to give it a try. After years of putting layers of paper towel on my revolving glass tray to catch spills I am now a firm believer in having one of these silicone mats in my microwave.
The bright red color can't be missed and it's made of FDA approved food grade silicone. There's a light raised edge which keeps really bad spills from overflowing onto the glass tray. My microwave has never been so clean and the mat itself is a breeze to clean up by wiping it with a damp sponge, washing it in a little warm soapy water or even putting it into the dishwasher. Gone are the days of tearing off gunked on paper towels and having to soak the glass tray to get that clean. Now, I don't want you to think I'm a real cooking slob but I do have a husband who thinks he can cook anything in the microwave, enough said!!
This silicone mat can go from microwave to freezer, or to the refrigerator if needed. I've only ever used mine in the microwave and the care instructions did say never to use the mat without having food or a container of food placed directly on it.
Kitchen Aid offers a one year hassle-free replacement & lifetime limited warranty. I've had this mat for almost a year and it looks as good as the day I bought it. I really love finding bargains that I actually end up liking and I know this mat will last much longer than I ever expected.