“Have you ever picked up takeaway food but couldn’t dig in immediately for whatever reason? Well instead of leaving the food out to get cold, place it in the microwave and close the door,” said Ron Scimek, president of Mr. Appliance. “The confined, insulated and airtight space of the microwave will help insulate the food and keep it as fresh as possible for approximately an hour or so.”
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Need to reuse that dirty sponge or cooking utensils but don’t have time for the dishwasher to run? In steps your trusty microwave. “Simply place the sponge into a bowl of water with vinegar and place it on high power for approximately a minute,” Schimek said. “Utensils such as cutting boards can also be cleaned by placing them in the microwave. As with the sponge, use vinegar or lemon and place in the microwave for a minute, and voila!”
Keep that garlic smell off your hands
No, we don’t recommend attempting to microwave your hands; this is a pre-emptive measure. Engineers at Mix Repairs shared this helpful hack. “Get around the nasty garlic smell that you get on your hands by simply blasting the whole head in your microwave on high settings for no more than 15-20 seconds. After that, the garlic cloves should be much easier to peel.”