Clever Microwave Uses
Microwave ovens reduce cooking time, use little electricity and are generally easy-to-use, which makes them a must-have for every kitchen. Some microwave owners use the ovens only to reheat food, some also defrost meat and poultry with the help of those devices. But there are many microwave uses that many of us are unaware of.
These tips on how to use your microwave more efficiently will help you simplify your food preparation and cooking routine.
Clever Microwave Uses
Frothing Milk for Coffee
If you don’t have a milk frother or a special coffee machine, your microwave oven will save the day. Pour milk into a glass jar, screw on a lid and shake for 15 seconds. Remove the lid, place the jar in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Then transfer the foam into your cup of coffee.
Heat a head of garlic in the microwave for 15 seconds. This way the garlic is much easier to peel afterwards.
Making Potato Chips
Thinly slice your potatoes, line a plate with parchment paper and place the potato slices on it. Drizzle the dish with some oil, sprinkle with salt or any seasoning of choice. Cook the chips for 3 minutes, then flip them over and microwave for another 3 minutes.
Removing Skin From Fruits and Vegetables
If you need peeled tomatoes for the recipe, try this method. Make criss-cross cuts in the veggies and place them in the microwave for a couple of minutes.
To make the perfect jam first take your jars, wash them thoroughly without wiping them afterwards. Place the jars in the microwave and turn it on for a couple of minutes until the jars are completely dry and sterilized.
Making Pita Boats
Such boats with filling are perfect as a party snack. Cut out large circles from a pita bread. Place them in mugs or glasses to achieve the right shape. Microwave for several minutes.
Wash and cut the vegetables, place them in a large bowl and add some seasoning. Cover the bowl with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Cook the dish for about 20 minutes at low.
Have you tried any of these tips? What are your favorite unusual ways of using the microwave oven? Feel free to share with us in the comment section!