Feeling proud: Recycling Microwave Trays

Before you recycle your old microwave, save the glass tray.

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discrete drip tray for large indoor planter

Lots of uses for the glass trays, but my favorites are party platters and discreet drip trays for large indoor planters. They are nice and heavy and have little nub feet. Nothing else needs to be done (unless you want to paint or decoupage the underside of the glass, of course)

No old microwave? Look for the trays at garage sales or Good Will.
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  • Pop22310013 Pop22310013 on Apr 02, 2017
    i have used the trays for the flowers pots. I also have used it in my cabinets. the trivet that went under the glass makes into a nice lazy Susan. I put things like honey jars , jams, jars with oils, things that might make sticky rings.
    I also make kombucha and I put the second ferment jars on the glass to protect my counter.

  • SandyG SandyG on Apr 04, 2017
    Great idea.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Apr 05, 2017
    Brilliant! Thanks for the idea!!

  • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Apr 05, 2017
    I save them to use when i accidentally break the one in my oven. They don't always fit but I have several and among them , I usually find one for my purpose.

  • Connie Connie on Apr 06, 2017
    If you are an artist use them as a pallet. It works great. When you are thru painting just clean it with appropriate liquid, IE: water for watercolor or acrylic, turp for oils. If using oil paint and have a lot of paint left cover it with plastic wrap for use next day or if it will be a few days before you need it again, cover tightly and place in freezer.

  • Mary Gendron Mary Gendron on Apr 06, 2017
    I use them for cake plates. Also great if taking to a party, if it gets broken, no big deal, or if it gets sent home to the wrong house, no big deal eighter.

  • Patti Larson Patti Larson on Apr 06, 2017
    Also good under large plants are those ( ugly) older usually bronze or copper colored round wall plaques depicting old English scenes . The pressed out designs hold some water !

  • Chr4787838 Chr4787838 on Apr 13, 2017
    I used 1 as a shelf for spices and oils beside my range. Used a decorative metal stand that the bowl had broken. Microwave plate sits perfectly centered with about a inch of overhang. Space underneath for ashtray for smokers. That way they know where it is kept.