Removing a dish from a microwave oven

Technique for wheelchair user with impaired hand function for using a countertop microwave oven

The user moves the dish from the microwave to the sliding board
The user moves the dish from the microwave to the sliding board

Description
The user takes a dish out of the microwave oven in several steps. The oven stands on a standard-height counter (see associated tip). First she places the dish on a sliding board under the oven (see associated tip), then she places the dish on a tray that she keeps on her lap.
The dish is plastic and comes from Tupperware.

Users comments
Tupperware dishes work very well for the user. She uses the same technique to remove cups from the microwave.

This tip is from 2007

The user moves the dish from the sliding board to the tray on her lap
The user moves the dish from the sliding board to the tray on her lap
User transports the dish on the tray on her lap
User transports the dish on the tray on her lap

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Tipsare: Suzanne

Suzanne lives together with her husband and children in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 1991 and has a complete tetraplgia C6. She has personal assistance.