Alternative Uses For Your Microwave

Posted by Ship It Appliances Ltd on 24th Apr 2017

We all know what a microwave is primarily used for, you might also use it to do some rudimentary cooking, but did you know a microwave can do so much more than cook?

Warm Up Oranges And Lemons

As a citrus fruit warms up, it will emit more juice and fragrance. Prick a microwaved lemon with a knife and then place it inside a chicken cavity before roasting to ensure the interior of the carcass is nice and juicy.

Warm Plates

There is nothing more likely to ruin a carefully prepared meal than a cold plate, which will ultimately make the food cold much quicker. Put a few droplets of water on your plates and stack them atop one another. When the water evaporates, your plates will heat up evenly and consistently.

Warm A Heat Pack

Do you know those pouches filled with heat retaining beads? Microwave them and they will heat up, allowing you to slip them inside a pouch and take them around the house to keep you warm. This is much more convenient, and safer, than a hot water bottle.

Melt Old Crayons

If you happen to have many fragments of crayon that are not getting much use, melting them into a single blob could make them usable again. You might need to experiment with different moulds to get the best results from this one.

Removing Candle Wax

If you have spilled candle wax you have two ways of removing it. First, you might try freezing the object it is spilled onto and then picking off the dried up remnants. Second, you might try to melt the wax in the microwave. This option can only be done if the object you are placing in the microwave is microwave safe.

Disinfect A Sponge

If you have ever cleaned a sponge off, you have probably removed most of the visible dirt, but some bacteria might remain. To thoroughly clean your sponge and kill all of the germs, simply pop it into the microwave.

Disinfect A Chopping Board

You can disinfect a chopping board by blasting it in the microwave. Scrub it with the cut side of a lemon that you have already squeezed the juice from, stick it in the microwave for around a minute, and it will emerge squeaky clean. This method is particularly useful if you have been chopping raw meats, like chicken.

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