No kitchen is complete without a microwave. This versatile appliance is perfect for reheating leftovers, cutting cooking time in half, warming plates, and of course, making popcorn! However, a lot of people underestimate its functionality. Here are 5 surprising things your microwave can do!
1. Disinfect Sponges
Did you know your kitchen sponge may hold more bacteria than any other surface in your home? Your toilet included! Thus, regular cleaning is essential. The best way to clean your sponge is by soaking it in water and microwaving it for a minute. For more kitchen cleaning advice, check out our blog.
2. Reduce Onion Tears
The only tears in the kitchen should be tears of joy when your meal turns out to be amazing, not the ones that come from cutting an onion. Prevent these tears by cutting off the tips of the onion and microwaving it for around 30 seconds.
3. Increase Citrus Juice
Whether you are making lemon ginger shots, key lime pie, or a paloma, you will want every drop of juice! Increase your outtake by microwaving your lemon for 10 seconds or so. Once it cools down, slice it in half and squeeze away. For larger fruits, like grapefruits and oranges, a few more seconds may be required.
4. Revive Stale Bread
Keeping bread fresh is a losing battle, as many factors influence the shelf life. Typically, bread kept at room temperature lasts between 3–7 days, depending on ingredients, type of bread, and storage method. Revive your stale bread by wrapping a moist paper towel around it and microwaving it for 10 seconds. Remove the paper towel and serve!
5. Dry Herbs
Don’t let those fresh herbs from your garden or the grocery store go bad. Dry them by placing 4-5 sprigs between two dry paper towels, and microwaving them for 2-3 minutes. At this point, they should be dry enough to crush or grind.
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