Did you know that you can create delicious meals and make savory herbs without ever turning on your oven or stove! All you need is a microwave.
Your microwave is also capable of peeling fruits and vegetables and helping you to get some house cleaning done.
Here are some hacks to help you bring your microwave use beyond nuking leftovers and heating up junk food.
Remove a Stamp From An Envelope
Place a few drops of water onto your stamp and place the envelope in your microwave for 20 seconds on medium. When it comes out you should be able to peel the stamp right off.
Need some toasted nuts for your recipe or to snack on? Your microwave can toast them right up for you. Just put a half teaspoon of vegetable or canola oil on a plate and then pour one cup of nuts over it and spread it out over the microwave safe plate.
Put the plate in your microwave for one minute intervals and stir up your nuts in between. Continue for three to eight minutes or until your nuts become toasty.
Disinfect Your Sponge
Soak your sponge in water then wring it out. Put it in your microwave for 2 minutes on medium to kill up to 99 percent of germs.
Recrisp Potato Chips
Did someone leave the bag of chips open? Before you attempt to strangle them, place some potato chips on a paper towel and nuke them briefly. This will crisp them right up.
Disinfect a Cutting Board
Rub each side of your cutting board with a slice of lemon. Stick it in your microwave for one minute on a medium setting to disinfect.
Prevent Microwave Splatter
Foods that have a thick skin tend to explode in our microwaves. The workaround for this is to pierce the skin of things like potatoes, squash, and tomatoes before you put them in the microwave so that the steam escapes from them.
Steam Clean Your Microwave
All out of elbow grease? You can squeeze two lemon halves into a bowl of water then drop them in the bowl. Place your bowl in your microwave for five minutes on medium heat. You should easily be able to wipe away all the gunk on in your microwave after you take the bowl out.
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