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Survey: Putting a cover/lid on for microwaving food?

This question came about after I got sick and was using my microwave extensively.

"Do you usually put a cover/lid over the food and container when you microwave your foods?"

http://www.clearpointdirect.ca/prodim...

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bell...

Putting a lid on can avoid splattering, and can heat up the food faster.

Putting a lid on means one more thing to wash.

A) Usually put a lid on
B) 50:50
C) Usually do not put a lid on

My answer is a (C). Sometime I use another plate as a cover, but I have to say that I usually don't.

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        1. re: FoodPopulist

          +1 for paper towels. And if the food doesn't splatter all over the towel, it does double duty as my napkin. I loves me a twofer!

          1. re: FoodPopulist

            Same here. I wrap it around the container so it keeps in the steam... helps keep stuff like meat and rice from drying out.

          2. a -- avoids splattering, heats up food faster, and tends to hold moisture closer to the food, so less mummified remains on the plate.

            The cover's a breeze -- if there's a splatter, I toss it in the dishwasher. (more often than not, it's just condensation - a quick swipe with a sponge takes care of it)

            1. C but, not not tight as it will explod.

              1. A) It's easier to clean another plate than to chisel the stalactites off the ceiling of my microwave.

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