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15 Mind-Blowing Uses Of Your Microwave Oven That You Probably Had No Clue!

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.

15 Mind-Blowing Uses Of Your Microwave Oven That You Probably Had No Clue!

15 Mind-Blowing Uses Of Your Microwave Oven That You Probably Had No Clue!

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1. Cleaning the interiors!

1. Cleaning the interiors!

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.

2. Make lemons juicier!

2. Make lemons juicier!

Heating up a lemon for 20 seconds on high power will help you squeeze extra juice out of it.

3. Garlic peeling made easy!

3. Garlic peeling made easy!

A clove of garlic becomes easy to peel when blasted on full power for just 15 seconds.

4. Stale bread turns fresh!

4. Stale bread turns fresh!

A stale bread rehydrates when wrapped in a wet towel and microwaved on high power for 10 seconds.

5. Soak beans in an hour!

5. Soak beans in an hour!

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!

6. Honey restoration!

6. Honey restoration!

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.

7. Easy fruit peeling!

7. Easy fruit peeling!

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!

8. Re-crunchify chips!

8. Re-crunchify chips!

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!

9. No tears while onion-chopping!

9. No tears while onion-chopping!

Just cut off the ends and microwave the onions for about 30 seconds before you chop them. No more tears!

10. Corn on the cob!

10. Corn on the cob!

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.

11. Make potato chips!

11. Make potato chips!

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!

12. Yummy brownies!

12. Yummy brownies!

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.

13. Check if something is microwave safe!

13. Check if something is microwave safe!

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.

14. Cook fish better!

14. Cook fish better!

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.

15. Un-lump sugar!

15. Un-lump sugar!

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

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