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!
Whirlpool Convection Over-the-Range Microwave
In case you don’t own one and are wondering what microwave to invest on, I highly recommend checking out Whirlpool Convection Over-the-Range Microwave. With this, you get the right settings every single time! What do I love most about this microwave? You can scan a frozen food barcode using a smartphone or tablet and get recommended or customized cooking instructions straight to the microwave. Now you can have dinner done just the way your family wants it.
For those that already own a microwave, I still recommend checking this out as it is definitely worth upgrading to. It offers more than what can one expect. From customized recipes to a completely personalized experience. That’s right, this is a smart appliance that literally learns, adapts and suggests customized presets based on your family’s routines. The dynamic system tracks preferences to learn family favorites – from what families cook, when they cook and how they cook.
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StacieOctober 26, 2018
If it makes dinner fast and looks sexy I”m sold. Therefore, I am sold on this. That sounds like one great microwave!
Sarah BaileyOctober 26, 2018
Now this sounds like an amazing microwave, I have to admit last time I put ours on I did wonder if it was on it’s last legs so this has come at a really great time!
JoannaOctober 26, 2018
We are living interesting times, if you can now control your microwave through an app. I have a microwave but I am not using it as much, I only sometimes reheat food in it.
BrianneOctober 26, 2018
That sounds like the perfect microwave for my family. I’m always on the go, and a powerful microwave like this would make mealtime a lot easier.
JoanOctober 26, 2018
I am reading this, after I just got a microwave last weekend. Now this looks super cool and I am regretting anyway maybe next time.
Tara PittmanOctober 26, 2018
I use my microwave all the time. I love reheating my coffee in it.
ThuyOctober 26, 2018
That is such a futuristic and sleek looking microwave! It’s so aesthetically pleasing, I want one!
staceyOctober 26, 2018
That is a stunning kitchen, And I totally agree about the convection oven. I had one in my last house and miss it dearly. I know I will have on win my final house.
Rebecca SmithOctober 26, 2018
That looks like such an amazing microwave! We need a new one and have been looking at different brands recently
Latte LindsayOctober 26, 2018
I love a good kitchen hack! I can barely use the cooker some days and only use my microwave for warming milk, I think I need to expand my skills 😀
CarinaOctober 26, 2018
Was not aware of so many things you could whip up with a microwave. The whirlpool microwave sounds AWESOME, especially the fact that you can scan a barcode and get the cooking instructions.
StephanieOctober 26, 2018
When I was in college, my microwave was my best friend because it was the only way I could quickly cook food!! I love how this microwave has the option of scanning a barcode so your food can cook properly– so handy!
HeidiOctober 26, 2018
I knew most of those tips, but I had no idea you could get more juice out of your citrus by putting it in the microwave. Who knew? What a sleek looking microwave!
HeatherOctober 26, 2018
I can’t wait until we move so I can choose new appliances. These are gorgeous!
AlexandraOctober 26, 2018
Some very clever ideas here! This sounds like an amazing item. I might have to look into this as an addition to my kitchen.
RachelOctober 26, 2018
I really want to get a convection oven. I just don’t quite know how to use one.
Elaine toOctober 27, 2018
Thank you very much for such useful information! I think i will try this microwave when i need to get my new one,
BrittanyOctober 27, 2018
Um you have a beautiful kitchen!!! This looks like a cool microwave! Thank you for sharing these tips.
SherryOctober 27, 2018
That is one nice looking microwave. We cook our vegetables all of the time in the microwave. It’s so much easier.
EchoOctober 27, 2018
That microwave is so sleek! We use our microwave everyday for something! It is vital in our kitchen!
CARMEN | WELLINGTONWORLDTRAVELS.comOctober 27, 2018
I have small kids, so I am all about easy and fast cooking. Thanks for sharing those simple recipes. Now, that microwave is sexy! whew! Thank you for introducing this to us.
MeganOctober 27, 2018
oh wow, i’m all about this! it’s a gorgeous product.
Dalene EkirapaOctober 27, 2018
Wow Angela! Your kitchen is absolute heaven! I love the position f the microwave you bet! And I’m indeed learning that a microwave can do so much instead of just warming up food. I’ll use it to steam especially!
CrystalOctober 27, 2018
Quicker dinner.. I’m in.. and now I totally want corn on the cob!
MarcieOctober 27, 2018
We usually microwave our corn on the cob, too! So easy in the husk, or we wrap in a wet paper towel if it’s already shucked!
MaureenOctober 28, 2018
WOW how gorgeous is that microwave! Not only it has so many cool and awesome feature but I just love how sleek and pretty it looks. I wish I could have one at home.
Catherine Santiago JoseOctober 28, 2018
This is surely a great equipment in our kitchen where it can cook different food in one. I love the idea you’ve put on this and very unique to really help us prepare food in less hassle way.
Ellie PlummerOctober 28, 2018
This microwave sounds brilliant and I love the colour of it. I may have to convince my boyfriend for a new microwave.
Khushboo MotiharOctober 28, 2018
Whirlpool Convection Over-the-Range Microwave sounds like a great investment to make one’s life easier. Loved the post and getting to know how one can use the microwave.
Brittany VantreaseOctober 28, 2018
If you wrap your corn on the cob in Saran wrap, you can cook it in even less time! If that’s your kitchen, it’s gorgeous! I use my microwave for many thing too!
Evelyn HernandezOctober 28, 2018
Microwaves are now essential in all kitchens. Whirlpool has always been a top brand for all appliances and it is also gorgeous.
Stephanie MerryOctober 28, 2018
Now, this sounds like an amazing microwave – and you can control is via an app? Mind blown! x
LinhOctober 28, 2018
Nice tips indeed. Microwave is the best invention ever. Thanks for sharing!
Eva KatonaOctober 28, 2018
Oh these are very beautiful – and so useful too! This kitchen looks so pretty.
HannahOctober 28, 2018
This looks like a good microwave. I love mine as i have a lot of ready meals
KishaOctober 29, 2018
I lived in a rental once that had a microwave above the stove, but all the heat and steam from the stove always made the microwave short out. I think this convection microwave over the range would be bomb as long as it doesn’t suffer from those type of problems. If not, sign me up!!!
NanditaOctober 29, 2018
I mostly use my microwave oven for reheating food…although I’ve started experimenting with it’s grilling & baking features too.
Deborah salkoOctober 29, 2018
I constantly think about buying a new microwave and oven and just seeing this makes me want to more. I literally go to stores and window shop for new kitchen sets and everything!
bryanna skyeOctober 29, 2018
wish I had seen this before we picked our new microwave earlier in the year — it looks stunning! I was so fussy when picking it out as I wanted it to look nice, work well, and be practical in how everything was laid out. this looks fab
Melissa SanchezOctober 29, 2018
Oh neat. I have been looking for a good stove/oven and a cute microwave to go with it. these look so elegant together. I love them. I love the finish. will check them out for my kitchen
Princess QuinnOctober 29, 2018
It has smart features? That is so amazing! I’ve been wanting to buy a microwave since our old one broke.
nicolNovember 1, 2018
I knew that you can cook grains in the microwave but I’ve never tried it. I’ve cooked baked potato before, it’s quicker
Super Busy MumNovember 1, 2018
Now, THIS is a kitchen appliance! It’s sleek, a gorgeous colour and WIFI? I mean, Whhaaatt! I’m in love!