Who said your microwave is best used for re-heating the cold stuff refrigerated overnight to be gulped down the day after? Although you may have just restricted its usage to re-heating and popping some popcorns believe it or not, but this awesome kitchen appliance possesses potential galore to be used in a variety of ways. So before you just underestimate your microwave as a mere re-heating machine, here are some innovative ways to make the most of this appliance.
Juice it up:
Love juices? Get more out of those lemons, oranges and melons by warming them up for about 10 seconds in the microwave after taking them out from the refrigerator. Ensure your microwave is on the Full Power mode which will ensure squeezing out maximum juices without turning sour.
Keep Vegetables Fresh:
If you have brought in fresh vegetables which you are not going to use up immediately wash, peel and chop them into pieces before putting them in a bowl which is safe to be used in your microwave. Add some water to it and run your microwave on full power for about 3 to 4 minutes pausing in between to stir and re-arrange the veggies. Drain out the water and place the vegetables in a ice-cold packet so as to make them cold immediately. After draining out the extra water once again preserve them in zipped pouches in the refrigerator.
Get a Heating Pad Effect:
Reeling under the pain of a sprained neck or back? If you cannot dig out your heating pad from the clutters better take an old sock, fill it with rice or beans and heat it up for 15 seconds or as desired to get the perfect heating compression effect.
Make Your Own Caramel Sauce in Seconds:
How many times has it happened that you desire for some mouthwatering caramel sauce to be accompanied with the Sundae you are devouring but miss out on it simply because it did not come with the ice cream pack? Well, keep some soft caramels at home and whenever you feel like indulging in them simply grab a few and microwave them for about 30 seconds or more as required until they melt. Pour them over your vanilla or chocolate ice cream for a sinful indulgence.
Liquefy Hardened Honey:
Honey never goes bad but when it gets hardened and crystallized you tend to dump it in the bin. But the next time you do so to get another big bottle of honey consider saving the few bucks and keep it for something more useful. Instead place the bottle inside the microwave and run it at 50 percent power till the crystals of the honey get liquefied.
Lash up your Mascara:
A dried up mascara may not serve the purpose of adding the aura to your lashes but there is a way to make it work for some more days. Simply place the stick of the mascara bottle inside the microwave accompanied by a cup full of water and run it for about 30-40 seconds. Check out your eyes after applying them and you are sure to notice the changes.