As most of you know by now, I’m a proud work-at-home mom (wahm). Holding a job while keeping up with a baby along with juggling daily task and household chores can get quite challenging. In this case, every bit of help counts. That’s why I love to research hacks and tricks that I can use on a daily basis to make our life easier.
One of my favorite thing in our kitchen is the microwave because I can literally get a lot of things done with it, with a few pushes of a button, and I can readily say hello to a quick meal! Believe it or not, there’s so much more a microwave can do and I am sharing my top picks and some of my favorites.
1. Cook corn on a cob.
Cooking corn on a cob can be really messy. Instead of boiling it in the stove, which literally requires more time, what I do is throw the corn inside the microwave. Set it on medium, for about 20 to 30 minutes and the microwave will do all the work for you.
2. Soften your ice cream.
This is the most classic microwave tip and yet, my favorite tip. Some stores sell their ice cream in a rock solid status especially when it’s fresh from manufacturers. It can be tough to scoop even when using your full force. The best thing to do is zap the pint of ice cream inside the microwave, set it in low mode. Remove the lid off and leave it for 15 to 20 seconds.
3. Cook an egg.
The most convenient way to cook an egg is through the microwave. Babysitting requires time and attention and I shall admit, there are these days that I don’t get enough sleep and preparing for breakfast is frustrating. Good thing, the microwave is to the rescue. I just throw some eggs inside the microwave and consider it done.
4. Prepare some baked potato.
Cut the potato into half, and fill it with everything that you want, and you can think of. It may be lettuce, tomatoes, or spinach – the possibilities are endless. Place inside the microwave for about 10 to 15 minutes and VOILA … your snack is ready.
5. All-time favorite mug dessert.
Got visitors without notice? Serve them with a mug dessert. Make yourself look like prepared at all times with this hassle-free and time-saving dessert. With the help of a microwave, you can bake a mug dessert like a Nutella mug cake in less than 10 minutes.
6. Get more juice from your citrus.
Another timeless microwave tip is getting more juice out of the citrus by giving it a quick 20 seconds zap in the microwave. Instead of juicing it up like the ordinary way, putting it into the oven first before squeezing it out will give you more juice because it will soften the fruit and it will be easier to squeeze.
7. Steam vegetables easier.
Instead of boiling it into the stove, it is easier if you’ll put it into the microwave and let it steam for about 20 to 30 minutes. With microwave, you don’t have to give more attention to it unlike when boiling it in the stove.
8. Cook your grains.
Were you aware that you can also cook your grains in the microwave? Yes, it is possible. Stop the stove monitoring if you can just leave it and forget it with the help of a microwave.
There are plenty of things that can be done with a microwave. If you are a multitasker like me, having a reliable microwave is such a lifesaver. It can cook almost anything with lesser supervision and monitoring. All that needs to be done is the preparation. Aside from easy cooking hacks, z microwave can also help with arts and crafts and so much more!
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