There are so many ways you can put your microwave to good use, even if you don’t use your device very much. Whether it’s juicing a lemon or reusing stamps, your microwave can do all kinds of cool things that you may have never realized.
Here are 10 things you never knew your microwave could do:
1.Remove and reuse stamps
To remove a postage stamp, place a couple drops of water on the stamp and then microwave it for 20 seconds. The stamp should come off easily.
2.Soften brown sugar
If your brown sugar has turned into a huge hard lump, place a dampened towel in the brown sugar package, close the package tightly, and put it in the microwave for about 20 to 30 seconds on high.
3. Lemon juicing
To get more juice out of lemons or limes, place a lemon or lime in the microwave on high for 10 to 20 seconds. It should be super juicy.
4.Quick sweated onions
It can take up to 15 minutes to sweat onions in a skillet. You can use your microwave to get the same effect in four minutes. Simply place chopped onions in a bowl, add a spoon of water, cover with a place and cook on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Then transfer to pan and continue with the rest of your recipe.
Place basil or other herbs in the microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes and you can dry them without having any waste.