I sympathise although I don't have the problem. Since I no longer have a microwave oven (haven't bothered replacing the old one), I decant meals like this and cook them in the oven, in different dishes. I agree. The top film is useless and can't be peeled off in a oner (usually). I hate the way those plastic containers deform too, so that's why I put the contents into different containers for cooking. Works for me.