Microwave oven has been a lifesaving appliance for many a college goers and single stayers. This appliance is arguably one of the hardest working in the house, heating water for tea, reheating leftovers, baking, and cooking. We all know how to use the appliance for our daily cooking and reheating purposes, but little did we know that this ingenious little thing can be used for a host of hacks that make life easier. Want to know how you can get your microwave to work harder so you don’t have to?
Beat 2 eggs in a glass mug, and add a dash of milk to it. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and cheddar cheese shavings on top and throw it in the oven. Microwave for a minute, remove the mug and stir it up little. Voila! Delicious juicy scrambled eggs ready!
Slice away the potato into thin round slices and arrange the slices on a microwave safe baking tray (MUST be single layered).
Set the heat setting to low and microwave for 10 minutes, flipping sides every 2 minutes. Remove them once they are crisp, sprinkle your favourite seasoning and munch on the deliciousness.
Microwave a bulb of garlic for a whole minute. Remove and let it cool a bit. Now watch how easily the skin peels off the cloves and be amazed.
Pop it in the oven and microwave for 15-20 seconds till the skin is warm to touch. Now cut it in half and watch how easily you can squeeze out the last drop of juice.
Wash dry and de-stem the herbs. Layer it on a paper towel and pop it in the oven. Microwave it for 2-3 minutes (depending on the herb) while flipping it over every 30 seconds. Dry herbs are ready with all their delicious aroma retained.
Cut the ends off the onion and microwave it for 30 seconds. Now chop away without smudging your mascara.
Dampen a paper towel and place it in the brown sugar box. Seal the box and microwave it for a minute (giving it a short break at 30 seconds). Your brown sugar will come out softened and moist, just like how you want it to be.
Microwave the tomatoes for 30 seconds. Let them sit for 2 minutes. Let the peel just beautifully slip off the tomatoes now.
Take a bowl of water, and submerge the beans/lentils in them completely. Add a pinch of baking soda and microwave it for whole 10 minutes. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and surprise! No one will ever know you did not soak them.
Soak a kitchen towel in milk and quickly wrap the bread (make sure all areas are covered). Microwave it for 20 seconds and see the bread turn a new leaf. You might have to repeat the process more than one time if the bread is too dry.
Dunk a few lemon slices in a bowl filled with water. Pop the bowl in the oven and microwave for 3 minutes. Remove the bowl and wipe the oven cavity. You will have a squeaky clean oven that smells great.
Pour a few drops of water on the stamp and then put the envelope In the oven, Microwave it for 30 seconds and then peel the stamp off the envelope easy peasy. Now reuse them.
Rub a slice of lemon vigorously over the board till the entire area is covered with its juice. Place the board in the oven and microwave it for a minute. Let it cool for a minute and then wash your cutting board with a scouring pad and you will be surprised by what you just accomplished.
Fill a small bowl with cold water and place it in the dish that you wish to test. If the container turns hot, it is not safe. If only the water is hot, it is absolutely microwave safe.
Soak the sponge in water and then wring to get the excess water out leaving the sponge damp. Now place this sponge on a plate and microwave it for 2 minutes. This will kill almost all the bacteria that housed there.
Pour the soil over a flat dish and microwave for 2 minutes. Simple!
Open the lid, place the jar in the oven and nuke it for 2 minutes to get it all perfect.
Can’t wait to try out these tricks? Don’t let your excitement turn into an ugly mess. A microwave that is not in its top shape might cause health hazards. We recommend you get it serviced by a good appliance repair service because microwave repair and maintenance is best left to a professional.
You can check out our blog dedicated to microwave repair if DIY is your thing. The blog gives you some genius tips and also helps you know when to call a professional appliance repair service to fix.