12 unusual uses of microwaves that will change your life
If you think that the microwave is just for preparing frozen food or making popcorn, know that you are not taking advantage of many possibilities of the device.
It is true that food does not always have a very nice texture when prepared in the microwave, and it is best to use the traditional oven or even a fryer.
However, this appliance can become your best friend in the kitchen if you know some tricks that will make your life easier.
Check out the following list and find out how to peel some foods, cook vegetables and even sanitize the sponge dishwasher using the microwave:
1. Warming Your food
Warming your food is really one beautiful thing the microwave does. However, you need to be very careful so that you don’t warm some foods that would be cancerous to your health.
2. Toast nuts, nuts, and almonds
Spread half a cup of nuts and the like on a plate and add half a teaspoon of melted butter or margarine or cooking oil. Mix well and bring to the microwave at high power for one minute. Mix again and leave another minute if necessary.
3. Get more juice out of a lemon
The heat helps to break down the cellular structures of citrus fruits, favoring the release of the juice. To do this, simply leave the lemon in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds and then roll it between your hands or against the table so that it releases more juice when being cut.
4. Sanitize kitchen sponge
To kill almost all the dangerous bacteria that accumulate in the kitchen sponge, you simply place it in the microwave for two minutes at high power.
5. Make potato chips
Slice the potatoes into finely chopped chips and mix them with olive oil and salt. Distribute the slices in a greased dish, forming a single layer. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes until the chips begin to darken at the edges. Turn them over and leave them on the microwave for another 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Cooking bacon
If you want to avoid the mess in the kitchen or prefer not to fry the bacon, you can prepare it in the microwave. To do this, cover a plate with a few sheets of paper towel, spread the bacon over it in a single layer and cover it with more paper towels. Microwave for about 2 minutes until crisp.
7. Make your own greenhouse
Do you need a warm, damp place to let your dough grow? The microwave is ideal for this! Simply heat a cup of water until the appliance is full of steam, put the dough inside and close the door quickly.
8. Dehydrating herbs and spices
If you have some fresh herbs or spices and you will not mind using it all, you can dehydrate them in the microwave. To do this, distribute the branches between two sheets of paper towel and place them in the oven for two to three minutes.
9. Peeling Garlic Head
Place the whole garlic head in the microwave for about 20 seconds so that the teeth separate and easily come out of their shells.
10. Peeling tomatoes
With the help of a knife, he makes an X on the underside of the tomatoes. Take them to the microwave for 30 seconds and watch the shell come out very easily. For very large tomatoes, it may be necessary to leave another 30 seconds.
11. Undo the lumps of sugar
If your sugar is all cobbled, you can take it to the microwave for 20 seconds, covered by a sheet of paper towel. This process will undo the lumps and loosen the grains.
12. Cooking vegetables in the steam
Put your vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl and add a few tablespoons of water. Cover the bowl and microwave it for 3 to 4 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Take care when opening the oven as the steam will be very hot.
To make your home appliance even more enjoyable, it’s worth knowing a few cleaning tricks to leave your microwave tinkling and ready for the next session of discoveries. In addition, be sure to check the list of foods that should not be reheated on this appliance.
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