Microwave Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Mar 24, 2020 ByMarc Gordon

Adulting: let’s talk about it. For one, it’s hard. Remember when you were an angsty teenager writing in your diary about just wanting to be 18 already? Yeah, well, it’s safe to say 18 year old you has at some point or other wished to be a kid again. Alas, here we are. So now that we’re all out here adulting, it’s helpful to have some quick tips and tricks up your sleeve that will even impress your mom. Behold, the microwave! Yes, that kitchen appliance we all know and love that got us through college life and beyond, is pretty handy. It goes way beyond warming up Easy Mac or Cup of Noodles (surprising, we know). So if you’re curious as to how a microwave can do more than just reheat leftovers, look no further! We got you.

First up, corn. We’ve all been there, husking away at those pesky little strings. It’s a hassle. And apparently, completely unnecessary! Yes, that’s right, you can cook corn on the cob in the microwave. We know, revolutionary. You know what else is going to rock your world? This fact: you can cook in an egg in the microwave! Don’t have time in the morning to start with frying eggs in a pan? No worries, just pop it in the microwave and you have yourself a quick breakfast! Microwaved eggs still retain its nutrients and saves your time. It’s a win-win. Looking to get a little more juice out of your orange or lemon? All you need to do is heat it in the microwave for about 10 to 20 seconds. Pretty cool, huh?

Okay, so far we’ve talked a lot about cooking hacks, which is great and all but not the only thing a microwave can do! Did you know that your microwave can dry herbs? Put the herbs between two paper towels and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. Sick of peeling garlic? Yeah, us too! Put a whole head of garlic into the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds and the cloves easily come out. Can’t wait for a banana to ripen so you can bake that banana bread? All you have to do is use a fork to poke holes all over the banana (to keep it from exploding) and then pop it in the micro for a minute or two. There you have it, folks!