That’s a pretty bold claim, isn’t it?
Well, whether it’s re-heating leftovers, popping some corn for movie night or making the occasional guilty pleasure (frozen. chicken. pot. pie.), the humble microwave is the workhorse of the kitchen, having saved time-pressed home cooks for decades.
And even though our family food preferences have evolved from Lean Cuisine to “lean-and-green” — as in, and emphasis on unprocessed foods, proteins and veggies — the microwave still proves to be a very versatile appliance that can be used in unexpected ways.
For example, did you know that by nuking your citrus fruits for a few seconds you can get more juice out of them? Or that microwaving garlic and tomatoes before cooking makes them easier to peel? Or that you can clean that caked gunk off of microwave walls in just five minutes with a bowl of water and a lemon?
Yep, knowing how to better utilize your microwave will not only save you time, but also help you make the most out of your food — just check out all the cool tips in the “Microwave Hacks for Daily Life” infographic below.
I can’t wait to try some of these out myself, so I thought it was worth sharing!
I microwave squash for 3-5min to soften them a little before try to cut them up
Great idea – thanks for the tip! Every time I try to halve spaghetti squash, I feel like I should have 911 on speed dial…