Nowadays, the microwave is an essential machine of almost all family. However, there is a fact that that not many people know how to make use of it. Microwaves are not only used with the food warming function. If you take advantage of the microwave properly, it not only gives you the delicious food but also brings unexpected convenience and helps you save money. Let’s explore further functions of microwaves, maybe you will feel more exicited when using it.
1. Make it easier to peel garlic
If you have the difficulty in peeling the garlic, the microwave is a good solution for you. You just need to warm the garlic in a microwave at the high temperature in about 15 seconds. The heat will moisten and soften the garlic’s crust in the outside, so you can peel it much easier.
2. Efficiently clean the sponges
The sponges used to wash dishes in your home often have a large number of bacteria, and even if you wash them with dishwashing liquid, bacteria cannot be clear. In a long time, this will harm to your health. However, if being sterilized in the microwave, 99% of bacteria will be eliminated. Therefore, you should frequently put the sponges into the microwave at the high temperature for 30 seconds to clean them.
3. To avoid weeping when chopping the onion
Microwave can help you cut onions more easily and avoid weeping. The useful tip is that, before you cut onions, you should put them in the microwave on high power for 30 seconds, they will, for sure, become softer and easier to cut and you do not need to worry about weeping.
4. Unlimited creativity with color pencil
If you have young children, surely they have at least one pencil. However, sometimes naughty children can accidentally make the pencils broken. Instead of discarding the wax pencil in the trash, why don’t you use a microwave to create a new interesting item?. The method is very simple: remove the crayon or wax fragments no longer used in the microwave, melt them up, pour into a glass and add candles to heart, you will get the colorful candle cups.
5. Reuse the stamps
Do you usually throw the stamps and the envelopes away after using? Actually, you can still take advantage of stamps again with the microwaves. It is very simple to do. First, wetting the surface of the stamp with two drops of water, then reheating in a microwave oven for 20 seconds, after that removing the stamps from the machine and bringing out a further use.
6. Liquefy dried honey
If you leave honey and sugar for a long time without using , they would tend to dry but do not throw it away. Place dried honey in a cup, put it in the microwave at 50% power for the maximum of 15 seconds, you can see that honey will be liquefied quickly.
7. Professionally peel the fruits
With the fruits which have thin shell like tomatoes, it is hard to peel the fruits without destroying them. You can try to put them in a microwave oven at high temperature for 30 seconds, let it cool for 2 minutes, and then you can for sure peel them smoothly.
8. Soften fruit
Dried fruits in long term will be hard to eat, but it is a waste if we throw them away. Wet and warm them in the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds and they would be ready to be used.
9. Dry herbs
Place the herbs in a microwave with a small cup of water placed on a towel soaked; warm them within 2-4 minutes. Surely this can help to keep herbs well for a long time.
10. Easier to peel the walnuts or almonds
The shell of nuts such as walnuts or almonds is very difficult to peel. There is a tip for you to make it easier to peel these nuts. Put 1 cup of water in the microwave, then drop into the cherries, warm in the oven for about 5 to 10 seconds, it will soften the crust and can be stripped easily.
Hope that with this article, you will find it comfortable to do the housework. If you can make use of the blender, you can save not only money but also time when cooking.