Zak! Back to College Giveaway: Microwave Living

Zak! Back to Giveaway

Eating food from the microwave is pretty much the norm when attending college. Today, almost every dorm room has a microwave, and when hunger strikes it is always the most important appliance around. Not only is cooking in the microwave easy, it also can be very inexpensive (because we all know that when we were in college, we were spending all our money on books and school supplies).

What I remember from my college days in the dorm was a lot of Ramen Noodles, Easy Mac & Cheese, and quick TV dinners.  Eating this in rotation for 3 weeks straight was more than enough to make me seek out some more variety! Unfortunately, options can be limited when your only source of cooking is a microwave. So, because I understand how challenging it can be to find suitable alternatives when you’re in college (because you’re spending all your time in class and studying) I did some of the research for you and came up with some great links that might give you some ideas of ways to vary your college cuisine – at least a little.

1. 70 Recipes in College Dorm Cooking (Microwave)

2. 25 Things You Can Cook in Your Dorm Microwave

3. Campus Chow

4. HEB: 5 Easy Microwave Recipes

5. List of Microwave Cooking Recipes

Essential supplies for your microwave cooking venture include knives, flatware, cups, coffee cups, a can opener (I can’t emphasize this one enough) and microwave-safe dinnerware.

While we can’t provide you with all these essentials, Zak Designs does have a new microwave-safe dinnerware set called ZakWave that is heat resistant, microwave-safe, BPA-Free, and great for college dorms! To make it easier for one of our readers to get started collecting these college cuisine essentials, Zak is giving away a set ZakWave dinnerware.


Win This Prize Pack!

Zakwave Prize Pack

Prize Pack Includes: 4 salad plates, 4 dinner plates & 4 bowls

This dinnerware is available online at Zak Designs Webstore.

Good luck, and don’t forget to have some fun this year!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Rules: By participating in the promotion, entrants agree to these official rules. Contest will end at 12:01 am EST on Sept 1st, 2012 when we will draw a winner at random using the Rafflecopter Random Selector. You can enter by telling us your favorite college meal by entering in the Rafflecopter below. Prize Pack includes 4 plates, 4 bowls, and 4 salad plates.
US Only 18 +
No Purchase Necessary Void Where Prohibited By Law
Odds of winning are based on number of entries.
Sponsor: Zak Designs , 1603 S Garfield Rd Airway Heights WA 99001
There will be one (1) random drawing held on 9/3/2012. We will contact the winner via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond if the winner does not respond in 48 hours since we have notified him/her the prize shall be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner selected by another randomized selection from all remaining entries.
General: Subject to all federal, state and local laws/regulations. Sponsor will not have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize or participation in these promotions. Acceptance of a prize shall be construed as and signify the winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the winner’s name, voice, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further consideration, review, approval or payment, where allowed by law.

Zak Designs Inc is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the promotions are not capable of running as planned for any reason Zak Designs Inc reserves the right in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible entries received from all methods combined up to the point of the action taken by the Zak Designs Inc.
Winners name will be announced on this post 9/3/2012

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49 Responses to Zak! Back to College Giveaway: Microwave Living

  1. april eom says:

    definitely hot pockets! great dorm food too! XD

  2. Ellen B says:

    leftovers! baked ziti the next day

  3. AnEverydayJen says:

    I had no idea you had dinnerware too! I love that it is microwavable and dishwasher safe! This is perfect for dorm living and for teens at home and moms who don’t want their good dishes in the microwave!

  4. Sheryl E says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  5. Wendy says:

    mac n cheese!

  6. Deb says:

    Homemade oil-free potato chips.

  7. bryan e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…scrambled eggs.

  8. Meghan Finley says:

    I’m partial to spaghetti-os!

  9. debbie says:

    ramen noodles- I lived on them in college

  10. Linda White says:

    Ravioli from a can!

  11. maria elena says:

    those plates are awesome!!!!

    microwave single serve brownies!

  12. ELIZABETH C. says:

    Maccaroni & cheese is great for the microwave !!

  13. Chrystal D says:

    I love making stuffed baked sweet potatoes! I stuff them with apple & a pinch of nutmeg & some brown sugar. YUM!

  14. Terri P says:

    Hot Chicken salad!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  15. paige chandler says:

    I cook hot dogs in the microwave

  16. Danielle D says:

    Twice baked baked potatoes!

  17. Theron Willis says:

    Reheated Pizza!

  18. Microwave french fries.

  19. randi says:


  20. naomi c says:

    Well – Ramen would have been my college microwave staple, not sure how gourmet it was though…

  21. Jessica Rose says:

    Hm…. Mashed potatoes =P

  22. Lily Kwan says:

    A great microwave-only meal is oatmeal.

  23. Lissa Johanson says:

    Oatmeal, fast and nutritious! Thanks for the chance!

  24. Tl Moyer says:

    Baked Potatoes

  25. Fiona N says:

    I love ZakWave designs! They are so cool and unique!!!
    Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

  26. brandy says:

    Popcorn with butter.

  27. Shaunda E. says:

    Breakfast bowls

  28. Jenny Stanek says:

    Oatmeal or grits!

    And your items are so awesome, I would love to have tons of these bowls in my house!


  30. Tamar says:

    I like microwaving morningstar farm products.

  31. Jessica Vaughan Gengler says:

    I like spaghetti

  32. joni says:

    Love left over spaghetti reheated in the microwave.

  33. Laura Jacobson says:

    I buy the baked potatoes that are ready to microwave….cook them and then put some butter and sliced cheese on top and microwave for about another 25 seconds so the cheese melts! I love those! Easy and filling!

  34. Cody Anderson says:

    Ramen noodles, of course.

  35. A baked potato is a perfect meal!

  36. Jean F says:

    sorry, have to go with leftovers

  37. Caryn S says:

    Macaroni & Cheese

  38. Rajee Pandi says:

    microwave homemade pancake in 30 seconds for quick breakfast

  39. Lisa Garner says:

    Nachos with cheese sauce.

  40. deana c says:

    swanson chicken pot pie

  41. katfam says:

    Scrambled eggs come out nice and fluffy in the microwave.

  42. Brittney House says:

    baked potatoes

  43. Carolyn Gates says:


  44. Paula Tavernie says:

    Anything left over!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  45. Kathy Pease says:

    i like banquet tv dinners

  46. The kids like to make ramen

  47. Brad Merrell says:

    I eat Hot Pockets at least once a week

  48. Rosanne says:

    We had a Chinese meal, the rice was in a microwave bag, the General Tso chicken and the black pepper chicken and I forgot the potstickers.

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