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Master the microwave meal, be it with the express grill or cooker from our friends at Cook’s Companion®. That’s right, you have a choice between our favorite tools to help deliver a perfectly portioned meal straight from your microwave. Designed with silicone handles on both choices for a quick cooldown, you’ll love that both helps to deliver crisp, flavorful meals and to also give you reheated food that doesn’t end up super soggy by the time you take it out. Heating from the outside in, you’ll be delighted with results that seem more akin to stovetop cooking than microwaving.

Of course, there are a few differences in your choices as well. The covered cooker features a steam vent on the lid, allowing it to release steam and keeping it from boiling over. The grill locks together easily for a grilling experience that can make paninis, French toast and even potatoes! Whichever you choose, you’re ready to heat, reheat and deliver something tasty to your table.

Express Cookware Choices

  • 10-1/4" Round Grill: Round Grill and Base
  • 1.5 qt Covered Cooker: Microwavable Bowl and Lid

Express Cookware Features

  • Nonstick coating for an easy release and clean up
  • Microwaves absorbed by the cookware heat your food from top and bottom
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Silicone handles - quick cool down
  • Microwavable aluminum
  • Cooker - Steam vent on lid to release steam as necessary, helps avoid boiling over
  • Made for large microwavable cooking, perfect for one to two person meals
  • Grill - locks that stretch so you can place foods that are 2-1/4" thick between the microwavable plates
  • For use in any type of microwave, please reference cooking chart in manual

Express Cookware Color Choices

  • Blue - Dark navy blue
  • Copper - Burnt orange
  • Grey - Light grey
  • Red - Cherry red

View care and use instructions for each piece below:
Covered Cooker
Round Grill

Additional Information
  • Material: Aluminum and silicone
  • Warranty: One-year limited vendor warranty. Please call 1-866-325-1659.
  • Country of Origin: China

Please see the Dimensions & Care tab for important care information.


How much cookware you need depends largely upon how often you cook, how many people you cook for and how elaborate your meals tend to be. It's very frustrating when you find yourself in the middle of preparing a big dinner and in need of one more saucepan, but you just don't have it. On the other hand, it can be very easy to accumulate far more cookware than you actually need.

The Basics
Most people will who do even a small amount of cooking will find a lot of uses for a couple of different size saucepans and a couple of different size skillets. Tight-fitting lids for the saucepans are also important when preparing dishes such as rice.

Beyond the Basics
You can prepare a lot of wonderful meals with just a few pans, but chances are you're going to need some other pieces at some point. Many cookware sets will include at least some of these items:

  • Dutch Oven
    This is a large pot with two handles and a tight-fitting lid. It can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. A dutch oven is excellent for preparing large meals such as pot roast or beef stew.

  • Griddle
    A griddle lets you turn one or two of your stove burners into a smooth, flat cooking surface that's ideal for foods such as pancakes, french toast and more.
  • Large Saute Pan
    A large saute pan, especially one with a tight-fitting lid, is a very useful addition to your kitchen because it can allow you to prepare an entire meal in one pan.

  • Pasta Insert
    This is similar to a steamer insert, except a pasta insert is designed to let the food, such as raw pasta, be submerged in boiling water instead of just sitting on top of it. The advantage to a pasta insert is that it is very easy to remove the food from the boiling water once it's cooked?all you have to do is lift out the insert!

  • Steamer Insert
    This is a perforated pan that fits inside another saucepan. You can place food, such as raw vegetables, in the steamer insert and then place that in a regular saucepan that is partially filled with boiling water. The holes in the steamer insert will then let steam from the boiling water cook the food. Steaming is a very healthy way to prepare food because it doesn't involve adding any fat.

  • Stock Pot
    A stock pot is a very large, tall cooking pot usually with two handles and a tight-fitting lid. Stock pots are primarily used for preparing soups, sauces or stocks in large quantities.

  • Tajine
    Originally a heavy, unglazed clay pot, the tajine was used by nomads across Morocco and North Africa. Today it can be found crafted from a variety of materials including earthenware, cast iron and clay. It features a round shallow-sided base with a conical lid. This uniquely shaped lid is what makes it perfect for slow, low-heat cooking - the circulating steam condenses on the inside of the lid and then that moisture "bastes" the cooking food to keep it moist and tender.
  • 10-1/4" Round Grill: 10-1/4"L x 10-1/4"W x 3/4"H (0.90 lbs)
  • 1.5 qt Express Cooker: 8-1/2"L x 8-1/2"W x 1-1/4"H (Cover); 9-3/4"L x 9-3/4"W x 2-1/4"H (Bowl, 0.90 lbs)

Care Instructions: Dishwasher safe.