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Seven microwave hacks that will simplify your kitchen life

Food By Rachel Murugi
Some foods can be cooked in the microwave (Photo: Shutterstock)

Let's face it. The microwave is one of the most underused kitchen gadgets of all time. What you should know is that it is such an essential item to have. It serves you in ways you may never have imagined. Here are some of the ways to go about it.

Makes juicing lemons easier

Do you ever struggle with juicing this vitamin C packed fruit? You can easily make lemonade from your lemons when you use a microwave in the beginning. Pop these fruits inside your microwave and start it for three minutes. To your surprise, you'll realize that the lemons become juicier and easy to press. With ease, you'll get more juice out.

Peeling garlic

If there's a task that gives one a bad taste in the mouth, it must be garlic based.You often struggle to remove each peel from the clove. Peeling garlic can be made easy when you cut the base or remove each clove separately then toss them in. Let them heat up in the microwave for five minutes and on removing, they'll be peeling off by themselves.

Preparing no-oil bacon

Indulging in bacon is one thing. You should also know that it can be enjoyable when prepared without oil. All you should do is place a bowl upside down and spread them once you've drizzled some salt and pepper. After microwaving, you'll get a final result of some crunchy bacon, ready to eat.

Put lemons in the microwave to make them juicier (Photo: Shutterstock)

Sterilizes chopping board

It's common to have your chopping board all smelly from cutting items of different flavors. To get a chopping board that smells as good as new, wash it with soap and warm water first. You can also rub a lemon with salt around it and rinse it off. Put the damp chopping board in the microwave, letting it last in there for four minutes. The board will be our dry and sterilized.

Tear-free onions while cutting

Chopping onions always feels like crying over your ex over and over again. Luckily, with this hack, you can wipe your tears away and embrace a stress free life. Chop off the top part of the onion and microwave for five minutes. Once you remove them, you will have no reason to cry. Cutting them will be so smooth an experience.

Drying herbs

When you get disappointed from spotting your herbs get damp, rush to the microwave. It comes to the rescue once you pop them in for a few minutes. Tee herbs will be dried again and retain their freshness. Wrap them on a cling film or store in an airtight container.

Rush to your microwave today to make the best out of it. From freshening up your foods to cooking them, this gadget should be appreciated more often.

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