12 Ingenious Microwave Lifehacks (That Make Life Easier)
May 22, 2018 13:24 By Fabiosa
A microwave has become a typical kitchen appliance. But there are not many people who know that it can be used in other ways. We gathered the most useful microwave lifehacks and hope that you will find them handy!
1. Cut onions without tears
A microwave is a remedy for those who want to cut onions without crying a river. Just microwave an onion bulb for 1-2 minutes, and then follow the regular procedure.
2. «Freshen up» dry bread
Wrap bread in a damp towel and put it into a microwave for 15-20 seconds. There you go – fresh as new!
3. Get more lemon juice
Lemons will become softer and juicier if you microwave them first. Only 15 seconds at a high power mode will be enough.
4. Make spices fragrant again
If spices have been stored in a cabinet, and are not as savory as before, microwave them. Only 10 seconds will be enough for the pleasant smell to fill your kitchen again.
5. Peeling vegetables and fruits
Put vegetables or fruits into a microwave and turn it on at max power. It is done in 30 seconds, literally. After the vegetable or fruit cools down, it will become easier to peel.
6. Melt ice-cream a little
It is fairly obvious. But in order not to end up with warm sludge, it is better to melt ice-cream a few times for 5-10 seconds.
7. Peel garlic
Interested? Naturally! This is a good alternative for a knife and long meticulous work, especially if the cloves are small. Just microwave garlic for about 15 seconds at max power. Husk will become damp and easier to remove.
8. Dry spices and herbs
Just pack them in paper towels and put into a microwave. They will dry in 3-4 minutes. The procedure can be repeated a few times.
9. Melt chocolate
How about melting a chocolate bar? Real simple. You don’t need loads of pots and boiling-water bath. Just take any microwave compatible dish and a few pieces of chocolate. It will only take 15 seconds.
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10. Soften beans
Instead of soaking lentils, peas, or kidney beans overnight, you can do it much faster in a microwave. Cover legumes in water and add a bit of soda. It will only take 10 minutes.
11. Make honey liquid again
If the honey became candied, it can be brought back to liquid state again. Microwave it for about two minutes. Don’t cover with a lid and set the oven to maximum.
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12. Fry nuts
Almonds and cashew can now be fried without a frying pan. Repeat the procedure a few times 2-3 minutes each. Stir the nuts a little in between.
What microwave lifehacks do you know? Please, share in the comments!
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