Believe it or not, your microwave can do so much more than just reheat stale food. With our busy lives and the hustle and bustle of our routine, a microwave comes in handy to simplify some of our everyday tasks. From helping to peel off stamps to disinfecting your sponge or toasting nuts, these microwave hacks are here to simplify your life—they’re as easy as 1, 2, beep!
If you’re having a hard time properly removing a stamp from your envelope, throw a few water drops on the stamp and place the envelope on the microwave for 20 seconds on medium. When the time is up, the stamp should peel right off.
I PROPOSE A TOAST
Wanna snack on some toasted nuts but are in a hurry? Pour half a teaspoon of canola or vegetable oil on a bowl, place your nuts and mix up. Microwave in one-minute intervals and mix some more in between: repeat for 3-8 minutes or until desirably toasted.
THROW IN THE SPONGE
In the microwave—literally. If you want to quickly disinfect your stinky-old sponge, soak it in water and wring it out. Place it on the microwave for around 3 minutes and around 99% of germs will be completely gone.
MICROWAVE TO A CRISP
Some air-headed person left that bag of chips open for a while and now they’ve lost their magic—A.K.A. their crisp. Don’t throw them away just yet: solve it in a jiffy by placing a few chips on a napkin and microwave it for a few seconds—as crispy as new!
CLEAN OFF SOME STEAM
Cleaning the microwave can be a hassle, unless you know this super easy cleaning hack. Place two lemon halves on a bowl with some water and microwave on medium for 5 minutes: all the grease will be easy to remove now thanks to the steam cleaning—you’re welcome!
AN EGG-CELLENT SCRAMBLE
Want some scrambled eggs without the mess? Beat your eggs on a mug and add all http://www.idealnadieta.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ONE-CUP-zeleninov%C3%A1-omeleta.pngyour favorite omelette ingredients to go with them. Microwave for 45 seconds, take out and beat some more, and finish it off with 45 more seconds on medium to enjoy the most delish quick fix.
KNOW YOUR ONIONS
We all hate when chopping onions makes us tear up, but there’s an easy way to avoid that. Chop off your onion’s ends and nuke for 30 seconds on high, and they’ll be ready to be chopped without any tears involved.
If you need dry herbs to add to your meal but only have fresh herbs handy, wrap them with paper towels and heat them up in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Repeat during 2-4 minutes, flipping them over each time, and they will be ready to use.
I CLOVE GARLIC
Love garlic but hate the smell it leaves on your fingers after peeling it? Just pop in the microwave for 15 seconds on medium. Once you hear the beep, you will be able to slide the skin right off, smell free.
If life gives you lemons, place them on the microwave for 10-20 seconds. This will make them extra juicy and you will be able to squeeze them until the very last drop.