It is beginning to become difficult to keep track of the microwave’s place in modern society. At first, it was considered to be a great innovation, but later transitioned into a health concern and has gone back and forth too many times to count. While a microwave is able to heat your food quickly, there are certain limitations to what can be accomplished.
By checking out these microwave tricks, you can become a microwaving guru overnight and impress your friends and family.
- Uneven Cooking
If you have ever microwaved a meal, then you have experienced the annoyance of cold spots in the middle of your food. When you would like to make sure your food is cooked all the way through, place a mug in the middle and arrange your food around. This ensures an even cooking process.
- Dried Out Food
One of the downsides to using a microwave to cook your food is that it tends to dry out. Set a damp paper towel on top of your food, so that the moisture is held inside and burning is prevented.
- Better Popcorn
You don’t need that pre-made, store bought popcorn anymore. Simply grab yourself some kernels, add some salt and vegetable oil to the mix, and use a paper bag with a folded top to create a delicious homemade snack.
- Resurrect Old Potato Chips
When chips have outlived their usefulness, simply stick them in the microwave for thirty seconds. This will restore their crisp deliciousness.
- Pasta Made Easy
To successfully cook pasta, cover a serving and place it in a bowl with water. From there, just add 3 minutes to the time it takes to boil and place it all inside the microwave.
- Microwave Cleansing
All you need is a bowl, a cup of water and two tablespoons of white vinegar. Microwave grime is boiled off by the water and vinegar and your microwave is back to a preferred level of cleanliness.
- Microwave Cakes
When you don’t have time to bake a cake, use a store bought cake mix and create the batter by following the instructions. Put the batter into a mug, toss it into the microwave for just two minutes and you have yourself delicious cake in an instant.
- Easier Garlic Peeling
Love garlic but hate the chore of peeling it? Simply microwave a garlic glove for 15 seconds. Once you’ve done this, the garlic pops out much more easily, making a difficult task simpler.
- Corn Husking
For those who love the taste of corn but can’t stand the husking process, toss the piece of corn into the microwave for just four minutes. Cut the large end off and watch the corn slide out, nice and easy.