There are many myths about the damage caused by the microwave oven. Researchers have shown that respecting the rules of use, there is no risk. What’s more, it’s possible to use this universal device for more than just warming food.
Magical Tip recommends that you try several original ways to use a microwave, which will simplify the preparation of certain foods!
#1. Peel fruits and vegetables
To quickly get rid of their skin, it is not necessary to put the vegetables or fruits in boiling water. You can make things a lot easier: first, make a cross section; then put the product in the microwave for about two minutes at medium power; when the vegetable or the fruit has cooled a little, the skin begins to remove; it is then easy to remove it completely.
#2. Get more citrus juice
The juice of lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruit will be better pressed if you heat them a little beforehand. The whole fruit should be put in the microwave and heated for about 20 seconds, which will help soften a little. Cut them into four quarters and press them well. The fruits will be juicier and the amount of juice obtained will be greater.
#3. Sterilize vials
#4. Eliminate odors from cutting boards
In addition to the board and the microwave, you will need a lemon. Rinse the dirty surface and rub it with a slice of lemon. Then put the board in the microwave and heat it for about five minutes. Rinse under running water; the unpleasant smell should disappear.
#5. Cook cabbage leaves
The microwave can help you prepare the cabbage leaves. First wash the cabbage and remove the hard part. You can cook the cabbage in the microwave as is or wrap it in a movie to create a bigger greenhouse effect.
Heat it at medium power for 10 minutes. You can turn the cab from time to time if you do not have a turntable.
#6 Find the aroma of spices
When spices and herbs are stored for a long time, they may lose their flavor. To regain freshness and aroma, you can warm them slightly in the microwave. It will not take long, about 10 to 15 seconds at maximum power.
#7. Avoid crying while cutting onions
You can avoid crying by cutting the onions. To do this, peel your onion and cut the top and bottom. Then heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Once it has cooled down, you can start slicing it. This method eliminates the substances that cause tears while maintaining the taste and beneficial properties of onions.
#8. Make the dough rise
For the dough to rise well, it takes heat. If you’re eager to start cooking, you can use a quick and efficient method: place the container half full of dough in the microwave. To prevent the dough from drying, it is recommended to put a glass of water next to it.
Heating time: 3-4 minutes. Then it takes about 5 to 6 minutes for the dough to cool.
#9. Dry the herbs
There is no need to wait for the harvested herbs to dry on their own. The microwave will do this job much faster. The herbs can be dried whole or cut, and a minute will suffice. Excess moisture will evaporate, and the aroma and all useful properties will be preserved.
#10. Make Bread soft again
You can use two methods. For the first, you’ll need a paper towel. First you have to wrap the hard bread, then moisten it with a little water. Arrange on a plate and heat for one minute.
There is also a simpler way. For more moisture, you can simply use a glass of water, put in the microwave next to the bread. In this case, it will take a little longer.
Do you know other tips for using the microwave?
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