8 Unexpected Yet Genius Ways To Use A Microwave


Most people have a microwave in their kitchen. It has numerous uses, from heating up your dinner leftovers to baking your favorite cake. They’re not only there to heat up our food and bake, but microwaves also have many other uses that are far from preparing your food.

1. Bring New Life To Stale Bread

When your bread becomes dry, hard, and stale, don’t throw it away! You can dampen a tea towel and wrap it around your bread. Place it in your microwave for 15-20 seconds. When it comes out, you’ll be surprised at how fresh and soft your bread will be again.

2. Clean Your Sponges

If you want to keep using your sponge, dampen it and place it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. This is the easiest, quickest, yet most effective method to disinfect your sponge so you can use it over and over again.

3. Clean Your Cutting Boards

Cleaning your wood cutting boards will never be easier than using the microwave. Simply cut a lemon in half and use it to scrub your cutting board. Then place it in the microwave for 1 minute, by the time you place it out, it’ll be disinfected and almost new.

4. No More Tears

The next time you want to cut an onion, slice a small amount from each end of the onion and place it in the microwave from 30 to 40 seconds. When you cut it, your eyes won’t tear up.

5. Easy Garlic Peeling

If you want to peel your garlic fast and easily, stick the full glove of garlic in the microwave for 30 seconds. When you take it out, the peel will effortlessly come off.

6. Crunchy Potato Chips

If you left your potato chips bag open, or the humidity made them soft and stale, place them on a paper towel and microwave them for 30 seconds. They will be crispy and crunchy by the time you take them out.

7. Scramble Some Eggs

If you want to make scrambled eggs without using a pan, crack some eggs in a bowl, add your favorite seasonings and milk, then stir. Microwave the mix from 30 to 45-second intervals and stir in between. Enjoy your scrambled eggs!

8. Clean Your Microwave

If you want to clean your microwave the natural way, place some lemon slices inside a bowl of water, and microwave it from 4 to 5 minutes. By the end of the timing, wipe the inside of your microwave using a cloth.


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