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IN Science & Technology ON 31 Mar, 2015
What a trouble it is when your recipe required to soak those beans overnight and you just forgot to do that! How troublesome it really is to chop onions without teary eyes!
There are remedies for these problems and for others like them. No one else but your own microwave oven would come to your rescue! Read along to figure out how.
Oven itself can help in cleaning its inside. All you need is a bowl of water with a bit of vinegar in it heated up in the oven for 5 minutes. The inside gets steamy and hence stainless just with a few wipes.
Heating up a lemon for 20 seconds on high power will help you squeeze extra juice out of it.
A clove of garlic becomes easy to peel when blasted on full power for just 15 seconds.
A stale bread rehydrates when wrapped in a wet towel and microwaved on high power for 10 seconds.
Forgot to soak the beans or lentils overnight? Not a problem. Place the beans in a bowl with a bit of baking soda and submerge them in water. Heat them high for 10 minutes and then let them sit for about 40 minutes. Done!
Is crystallized honey preventing you from dipping a finger and licking that sweet thing? Remedy: Open up the jar and heat on 50% power for 2 minutes. All yours then.
Yes, an oven can make peeling of fruits like tomatoes and peaches easy. Make them heat up for 30 seconds and then stand for 2 minutes. Start peeling and it would be done sooner than ever before!
Did the moisture take away the crunchiness? Here's a remedy. Just place the chips on a towel and heat them up a bit. Ready to munch!
Just cut off the ends and microwave the onions for about 30 seconds before you chop them. No more tears!
All it takes is putting the husk into the oven. The husk slides after few minutes and the corn is ready- sweeter, softer and of course better.
Arrange thinly sliced potatoes on a plate and microwave them in 3 minute bursts, flipping them and decreasing the power level each time. Go forth and impress your friends!
Mix all the dry ingredients (sugar, cinnamon, cocoa, salt, flour, vanilla, oil, and water) in a coffee mug until there are no lumps and microwave for about 2 minutes. That's all it takes.
Take a cup that's microwave safe, fill in cold water and place it on the object to be tested. Put this arrangement into the oven and heat for 1 minute. Take out and check whether both, the water and the container are hot. If yes, the container is safe. If only the water is hot and not the container, it is not.
Just keep these tricks in mind while cooking a fish in oven and you'll be faster and nicer at it. Firstly, dry the fish properly and then in case of multiple cuts, overlap the thin tail ends for even cooking. Removing the fish before it is fully cooked makes it continue cooking on its own even after being taken out.
Especially in the case of brown sugar, the lumped sugar can be made lump-free simply by placing a damp towel in the sugar box, closing its lid and heating it for about 20 seconds. via List25