Microwaves….Not Just for Heating Your Food. Check out These Hacks!

Most people have microwaves in their home, and chances are they’re only used for heating up left over dinners. So wouldn’t it make life easier if you knew there were lots of helpful microwave hacks to use? Guess what – there is!

  1. Microwave thinly sliced potatoes to make your own chips.
  2. Microwave an onion 30 seconds for tear free cutting.
  3. Microwave your chips for 30 seconds to get some crunch!
  4. Add vinegar to a small amount of water and microwave for 5 minutes, then wipe clean.
  5. Add water to your veggies and covert with a plate then microwave to steam.
  6. Enjoy easy peeling by microwaves your garlic clove for 10 seconds.

7 Microwave Tricks You Didn’t Realize Were Possible

Our microwaves get used almost every day, but how much do we really know about how they work? Sure, I can microwave a bag of popcorn every single day, but if you asked me how to stop it from beeping loudly when I was trying to make my midnight snacks, I would never be able to tell you how to do it.

Well, it turns out that there are ways to make all your microwave work better for you, and it’s not that hard at all. Here are some of the best hacks for the microwave that will help make every day so much better.

If you microwave your garlic for 20 seconds before you try to peel it, the skin will slide right off without getting stuck.

If you put a bowl of warm water with white vinegar mixed into it, and then turn your microwave on for three to four minutes, you will then be able to easily wipe down all of those splatter marks that have been crusted onto the side for weeks.

You just need to put your milk in a jar and shake it up. Use as much milk as you normally would in your coffee, and then screw on the lid. Shake it up for 30-60 seconds until you can see the milk has doubled in volume. Microwave for 30 seconds and then open it up. The foam will rise to the top so you can pour it right into your coffee or just spoon the foam on top.

If you are growing a garden anyways, you may as well grow your own fresh herbs! But when you want to use dried herbs in a recipe, all you have to do is microwave them in a bowl for two to three minutes, and then you’ll be able to grind them up and store them for longer periods of time.

But there is so much more it can do…

Check out This Quick and Delicious Monkey Bread Recipe!

You won’t have any time for monkey business when it comes to this recipe, and that’s because it only takes 4 minutes! Microwave monkey bread is so delicious and easy to make, that it’ll instantly turn into one of your go-to snacks for the family! Give it a try today!

  • 2 cans of Pilisbury biscuits
  • 7 tablespoons of butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

1. In a small bowl melt butter and mix together with cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar.

2. In a seperate bowl, cut biscuits into quarters and then pour your sugar mixture overtop.

3. Stir to coat all the biscuit quarters, and then transfer into a silicone bundt pan.

4. Microwave on high for 4 minutes, and then allow to cool for 2 minutes.

5. Flip monkey bread out onto a plate and enjoy!

6 Foods You Should Never Microwave For Your Family’s Safety

The microwave is an incredible tool that has completely transformed the kitchen, but it’s not something that can safely be used for just anything.

You can save a lot of time with this machine, but many people seem to think that it is a magical box that somehow “heats” whatever is put inside of it.

Turns out, there’s quite a few things that you should keep out of your microwave, and it has nothing to do with radiation poisoning.

Eggs are delicious, and hard boiled eggs are some of the tastiest, and healthiest ways to eat them!

But don’t just pop one in your microwave to cook it faster. The moisture content inside the shell will heat rapidly, and the build-up of pressure will cause your snack to egg-splode!

Some recipes call for an addition of dried herbs, but if all you have are fresh bay leaves then you really don’t have time to wait for them to dry out in the afternoon sun.

Unfortunately you can’t just set a timer for a minute and get results, you’ll just end ruining your herbs.

We’ve covered this before, but a lot of people are still trying to thaw out their forgotten frozen foods by using the microwave.

Not only does this create a breeding ground for bacteria, but instead of defrosting the meat, you end up just cooking the outsides while the center remains frozen.

Check out these other non-microwavable items, you might be putting your infant in danger if you use it for one of them.

10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Microwave

Your microwave has more tricks up its sleeve than just heating your frozen food.

Here are 10 microwave hacks that’ll save you time in the kitchen.

Bacon is extra good when its crispy. Drape bacon strips over an upside down bowl on a plate, then microwave for one minute per slice of bacon. The grease will drop on the plate, leaving you only the delicious meat.

Fruits like oranges and lemons seem to go to waste when they are hand juiced. Pop your uncut fruit in the microwave for 10 seconds so that you can juice to every last drop!

When your brown sugar is clumped so tightly you feel like Iron Man trying to soften it up, put it in the microwave. Moisten a paper towel, place it in a (preferably non-plastic) bag, then microwave for 25 seconds.

Honey doesn’t go bad, but it does become less appealing once its crystallized. Remove the lid of your glass jar and put it in the microwave for 30 to 40 second increments until it goes back to its original texture.

We’ve all had our fair share of stale bread after forgetting to close the bread bag, but you’ll never have to do that again if you follow this microwave hack.

Wrap up the loaf in a moist paper towel and microwave it in 20-second increments. The moisture from the towel will soak into the bread without making it soggy.

Keep reading, you’ll definitely want to try these next ones.

Kourtney Kardashian Reveals Why She Never Uses A Microwave

When it comes to parenting decisions, no American family has their choices publicly debated like the Kardashians.

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick with their children Mason and Penelope.Life and Style

Mother-of-three Kourtney has already faced public scrutiny over the decisions she made about her children’s diets. The health nut mom famously refuses to give her children sugar and soda, and has also banned dairy, gluten, and non-organic foods from her kitchen. But her latest rule is drawing even more attention.

Kourtney keeps her family on an organic, gluten-free diet.Pulse

In a post on her blog earlier this week, Kourtney explained why she never cooks any of her family’s meals in a microwave, and why she won’t let her kids eat food cooked in the appliance. “If anything needs to be heated up, I prefer to use the oven, stovetop or toaster oven instead,” she writes.

Her explanation for the ban involves BPA, the chemical found in many types of clear plastic containers. “I read that toxins from plastic containers can be transferred to food when reheated (this applies to BPA-free plastic containers too),” she explained.

Kourtney worries that BPAs seep into food when plastic containers are microwaved.Debeare

But lots of other parents have no problem microwaving their family’s dinner. Should the rest of us consider Kourtney’s rule? Health experts have weighed in…