If you haven’t read it already, Fun Facts About Uses For Microwaves: Part One has a number of fun uses for the microwave. Here are more!
This can also be done in a pan, but a microwave will also do. Put half a teaspoon of vegetable or rapeseed oil on a plate, put a cup of nuts on top and spread them on the plate. Microwave the nuts and oil every minute, stirring in between. Do this for 4-8 minutes or until the nuts are roasted.
Save your mascara
As your mascara gets old, it can clump and dry out. To get it a little damp, put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. It gets warm and becomes a lot easier to use. This is a great way to get the most out of your makeup.
Juice your citrus fruits
Warming up your fruit a little before pressing will ensure that you are getting the most juice out of your fruit. Instead of overheating your citrus fruits, just put them in the microwave for about 10 to 20 seconds and squeeze them for the juiciest fruits.
Warm your honey
Honey that has crystallized and become solid can be heated a little to liquefy it again to a honey state. Microwave it in small increments to reheat to liquid gold.
Relax with rice
And no, not a steaming bowl of butter, salt and pepper rice, but a warm sock full of dry rice. Seriously. Take a clean sock and add rice to it. Microwave it for 30 seconds and place it on your sore muscles. The rice gets very warm and stays insulated in the sock for an instant heating pad wherever you want it.
Make mug cakes
A portion cake in a mug in the microwave is easy and delicious. With egg, flour, cocoa sugar, and a few other ingredients you likely have in your pantry, it will take about five minutes.
Soften brown sugar
Brown sugar can become hard and almost unusable by sitting on your pantry shelf. To soften hardened brown sugar, moisten paper towels and place them on top of the sugar. Microwave the sugar in 30 second increments and your sugar is as good as new.
Make a fancy coffee
Or better still, froth up milk for a fancy coffee. You don’t need a special machine for this. Use a microwave and a glass and you can have a delicious cappuccino or latte whenever you want. Pour milk into your glass, close the lid and shake until the milk froths. Then remove the lid and break the jar for about 30 seconds.
Yes. You need a good pasta to water ratio, that is, one cup of pasta to one quart of water for your elbows. Use a little less for spaghetti and a little more for penne pasta. Microwave on high for 20 minutes and it’s done.
Boil minced meat
Ground beef streusel can be a staple in so many different meals that it’s great meat and very easy to make in the microwave. Put your meat in a bowl and stir it a little with a spoon. Depending on how you made it, add any seasonings and put them in the microwave. Gradually cook it until everything is brown and done. This is definitely one of the most fun and delicious uses out there.
Peel the product
Not all products can be peeled this way, but selected pieces can. Fruits like tomatoes and peaches can be treated with nuclear weapons for 30 seconds. After that, let it stand for 2 minutes and the shell should practically slide off.
Sterilize the garden soil
To combat cross-contamination, the first thing to do is to sterilize the soil you plan to work with in the garden. Garden lovers know this tip and know it too.
In all fairness the final use of the microwave by garden soil is fantastic! What is your favorite use of the microwave?