10 surprising things you can do with a microwave


You would be amazed at what you can do with your microwave apart from cook or reheat food. For example…

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Who needs an oven when you have a microwave?

  1. Kill the bacteria in a sponge or a chopping board – takes 1 minute on High. Good Housekeeping says you can kill 99.9% of most household germs this way, and 99.8% of E. coli and salmonella.
  2. Make citrus fruit juicier – blasting them for a few seconds makes the pulp liquefy slightly on the inside and the rind emit a lovely fragrance on the outside.
  3. Heat up your wheatbag for your aching neck and shoulders.
  4. Liquefy wax stuck in the bottom of candle holders.
  5. Breathe new life into dried-up mascara.
  6. De-tear onions – cut the ends of the onion off and microwave for about 30 seconds, to cut down on their tear-inducing juiciness when you chop them. They still taste the same when you cook and eat them later.
  7. Drying your pantihose.
  8. Sterilise potting soil for your baby pot plants – it’s way cheaper to make your own than buy it!
  9. Save stale bread – wrap slice in wet paper towels and zap on High for 20 seconds.
  10. De-sticky stamps from envelopes to reuse them – put a couple of drops of water on the back of the envelope, then microwave for 20 seconds and peel the stamp off. (Does anyone but me still use stamps?)

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