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This week I was introduced to "susceptor film" by some folks from Japan. It's used for cooking things such as fish at high temperature in a microwave, by absorbing some of the microwave energy and re-emitting it as infrared (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susceptor). The result is that microwaved food comes out crispy rather than soggy.

I was told that it's commonly available in Japanese supermarkets, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere online, or in my local supermarket in the western USA.

The closest I've come is finding a manufacturer and some cooking bags on Amazon. Any clues?

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  • I know this post is ancient, but I decided to do some googling. googling "susceptor film" got me a second manufacturer, sirane.com/en/product/sira-crisp-susceptor-films , with a proprietary name "sira-crisp" (seems to be wholesale-only, sold to packaging manufacturers or something). googling "sira-crisp" and going to the "shopping" tab got me the brand name "MicroCrisp," which apparently is a brand of susceptor products from the 90's. You can find old (sometimes used) products under that brand name on Amazon and Ebay.
    – Esther
    Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 18:42
  • Also this product, which doesn't seem old/used
    – Esther
    Commented Aug 23, 2022 at 18:43
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    Thanks for the hints! It's funny how life goes... I actually ended up spending three months in Japan a year after I posted this. I searched all the supermarkets and came up with nothing. :-) Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 2:19

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The magic words appear to be "crisping" or "crisper". Searches for "microwave crisping sheet" or "microwave crisper sleeve" turn up a number of products that can be purchased.

Or you can always buy some Hot Pockets and keep the sleeves after you eat the food. :-)

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  • But then I might have to eat those Hot Pockets! :P Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 14:01

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