How To Get More Out Of Your Microwave

A list of things you didn’t know your microwave could do

Published Mar 26, 2020 12:58:26 IST
2020-03-26T12:58:26+05:30
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A microwave occupies precious real estate in your kitchen, so it makes sense to use it to its full potential.

Here’s a list of some home hacks that can help you get more out of your microwave:

Prepare that seasoning for your pasta

You have some herbs in your fridge and you don’t see much use for them over the next two-three days. You don’t want to waste them either. What do you do? You can turn them into dry seasoning and use them in your salad, pasta or pizza.

Place the herbs on a paper plate or a paper towel and turn up the microwave on high mode for 30 seconds. Do this until the leaves are crunchy. You can dry parsley, basil and even celery leaves.

Get that perfect cappuccino at home

You love that cup of frothy cappuccino but don’t want to splurge on an expensive espresso machine?

Don’t worry. We have got you covered. All you need is a clean glass jar, some milk and your microwave. Pour the milk into the jar, but don’t fill it to the brim. Screw the lid tightly and shake the milk to create foam. Now, microwave it for 30 seconds to let the foam stabilize. Pour this frothy milk into your coffee and enjoy.

Don’t cry while chopping onions

If you don’t want to shed tears while working in the kitchen, your microwave can come to the rescue. Wash the onion, trim its ends and place it into the microwave for 30 seconds. Now, chop the onion without those copious tears!

Add a twist to your butter

You are bored of having that usual bread-butter every morning? Microwave a cube of unsalted butter for 30-second intervals until it melts completely. Now, add a pinch of salt and any herb of your choice to the mix, put it in the oven and heat it for 30-second intervals until you start getting the aroma. This butter spread should make your mornings more delicious.

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