These 25 Epic Hacks Prove Your Microwave Is The Best Appliance In...

These 25 Epic Hacks Prove Your Microwave Is The Best Appliance In The Kitchen

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Can you believe that the first microwave was sold in 1946? That means that in less than 70 years, this appliance has risen to household fame. Imagine, for a moment, what your life would be like without one: no more quick cups of tea, or easily reheated leftovers, and don”t even think about microwave TV dinners.

But microwaves are capable of far more than those simple uses. You”ve been seriously undervaluing this key kitchen implement. Check out the microwave hacks below and see all the great ways to use it that you”ve been missing out on.

1. Make scrambled eggs – no pan required.

Make scrambled eggs - no pan required.

Put beat eggs, cheese, and milk into a bowl and microwave the mixture for a minute and 30 seconds. Stir 45 seconds in.

2. De-sog a sandwich.

De-sog a sandwich.

Wrap it in a piece of paper towel and place it in the microwave. Heat it quickly to remove the excess moisture from the sandwich.

3. Prep beans in under an hour.

Prep beans in under an hour.

Forgot to soak your beans last night? Submerge them in a bowl with baking soda, then cook them for 10 minutes in the microwave. Let them sit for 40 minutes and they”ll be just right.

4. Cook a fish (no, seriously).

Cook a fish (no, seriously).

Dry the fish well, overlap the thin ends of the fillets so that they cook evenly, and take the fish out before it”s fully cooked (it will continue to heat up once removed).

5. Quit crying over chopped onions.

Quit crying over chopped onions.

Cut off both ends and place the onion in the microwave for 30 seconds. No more tears!

6. Remove stamps from envelopes in a pinch.

Remove stamps from envelopes in a pinch.

Put a few drops of water on the stamp and place the envelope in the microwave for 30 seconds.

7. Prevent certain fruits and vegetables from blowing up.

Prevent certain fruits and vegetables from blowing up.

All you have to do is poke a few fork holes, stopping the pressure build-up.

8. Make your house smell better.

Make your house smell better.

Toast spices and nuts for 15-second bursts; doing so will release their pleasant aromas.

9. Bake brownies without the oven.

Bake brownies without the oven.

Mix sugar, water, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa, oil, and flour in a mug. Place it in the microwave for two minutes and you”ll have a sweet, delicious dessert.

10. Cook corn in minutes.

Cook corn in minutes.

Place the whole husk in the microwave for several minutes. You”ll have fresh corn on the cob in no time.

11. Restore your hardened jar of honey.

Restore your hardened jar of honey.

Remove the lid and place it in the microwave for two minutes on 50% power.

12. Make gourmet-looking parmesan bowls.

Make gourmet-looking parmesan bowls.

Microwave circles of shredded parmesan cheese until they”re golden brown. Then carefully place the circles on upside down bowls; let them harden.

13. Bring the crunch back to your chips.

Bring the crunch back to your chips.

Place stale bites on a towel in the microwave and heat – it will soak up any moisture and get those chips nice “n crunchy once more.

14. Peel picky fruits faster.

Peel picky fruits faster.

Tomatoes and other pesky fruits are hard to peel. Put them in the microwave for 30 seconds and their skins will come right off.

15. Clean your microwave quickly.

Clean your microwave quickly.

Simply put a bowl of water and a little vinegar inside and run it for five minutes. Any stains will easily wipe away.

16. Make your own hot compress.

Make your own hot compress.

Wet a towel and place it in the microwave until it”s hot.

17. Find out if a container is safe to microwave.

Find out if a container is safe to microwave.

Zap it for a minute with a microwave-safe cup with water on top of it. If the water is cold and the container is hot, don”t microwave it.

18. Make stale bread better.

Make stale bread better.

Wrap your carbs in a hot towel and place it in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time. After a few rounds, it”ll be just like new!

19. Forget about fussing with garlic cloves.

Forget about fussing with garlic cloves.

A 15-second spin in the microwave will make them much easier to peel.

20. Dry out your herbs.

Dry out your herbs.

Throw herbs like parsley in the microwave for a quick seasoning hack.

21. Extract more lemon juice.

Extract more lemon juice.

Microwave your citruses on high for 20 seconds.

22. De-lump your sugar.

De-lump your sugar.

Place a wet towel in the sugar container and place it in the microwave for 20 seconds. No more lumps!

23. Give it a steam-clean.

Give it a steam-clean.

Just run it with a wet paper towel inside.

24. “Bake” homemade potato chips.

Place thin potato slices on a plate in the microwave and cook for three-minute bursts. Flip them and decrease the power between each burst. Soon you”ll have delicious chips.

25. Make a poached egg.

Make a poached egg.

Crack an egg into a bowl filled with boiling water and a little vinegar. Pierce the yolk, cover with cling wrap and microwave it for 30 seconds. Flip the egg and cook for 20 seconds.

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It”s pretty amazing what that little machine can do.

Now…can I interest anyone in some brownies or scrambled eggs? Just give me a few minutes to whip “em up in the microwave!