Tovolo Collapsible Microwave Cover

Why It's Cool: Height and perforations to release steam and prevent splatters, collapses for easy storage

OK, let’s start with the assumption that every once in a while you may want to reheat a plate of food: whether it’s leftovers on the second day, or a late night at work and a beautiful meal has gotten cold. Whatever the cause, you want to reheat the food in the quickest, most efficient way possible, with the least loss of flavor and quality. Probably the best and easiest way to do this is in the microwave.

But there are a few things that can happen inside your microwave: the food can splatter and make your microwave a mess, and your food can dry out or get too soggy. That’s why a microwave cover is a good idea; it protects both your food and your microwave. And if you want to melt butter (one of my personal favorite uses of the microwave)...splatters happen. But again, a good microwave food cover prevents that from being a problem.

But most microwave food covers, to be effective, are about 3 inches or more tall...and where do you store something like that? Well, the clever folks at Tovolo have a solution…

The Tovolo Collapsible Microwave Cover has all the benefits of a rigid cover: the height and perforations to allow steam to escape, but it also has two other advantages--finger grips to allow easy removal, and, most importantly, it collapses to take up no more than 1” in height for easy storage.

Use this handy cover at its full 3.5” height on a plate of food (its 10.5”cm diameter fits most dinner plates) or leave it flat to cover a bowl in the microwave, for example to make Kennedy's Favorite Chicken. A reasonably priced and handy device that’s easy to use and even easier to store--the very essence of a Cool Tool.


  • BPA Free
  • Multiple lid perforations allow steam to escape
  • Expands to 3.5”/7.6cm but collapses to 1”/2.5cm for easy storage;
  • 10.5”/26.67cm diameter is a convenient size for most bowls and plates
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Bright red color is easy to find in drawers and cabinets
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