Five kitchen tricks to make the most of the microwave

With these tricks in the microwave you will learn to see your oven, more than as a tool to quickly heat any food, as a gadget that makes your life easier.

Peel citrus and make them juicier

To save time and effort when peeling that orange, grapefruit or tangerine, a task that makes many of us desperate, putting it in the microwave is your best option.

Just pop the fruit in the microwave for 20 seconds, take it out, let it cool down, and peel it. The shell will come off much easier.

Also, to get the most juice out of citrus fruits, store them in the refrigerator for at least an hour first, then microwave them for 15-20 seconds. Then squeeze them and you will notice how all their juice comes out.

One of the most desired microwave hacks: Chop onions without crying

microwave tricksHow long we have asked for a solution for this, is not it?

Just cut off the ends of the onion and microwave on full power for 30 seconds. You can do the same procedure with garlic and tomatoes, which, although they don’t make you cry, are also quite cumbersome to peel.

go back to do extra crunchy bread or chips with these microwave tricks

microwave tricksYou left unfinished bread or chips, you’re already salivating, taste them and they’re soggy, but don’t worry, you just have to wrap the chips in a paper napkin, put them in the microwave and heat them for 10 to 15 seconds.

In the case of bread, wrap it in previously moistened kitchen paper. Put it in the microwave for 10 seconds at maximum power.

Cook your vegetables much faster

microwave tricksWe already know that cooking legumes usually takes a long time, between letting them soak overnight and the one or two hours it takes to cook them to make them perfect.

With these tricks in the microwave you completely eliminate the cumbersome soaking process. Submerge your broad beans, kidney beans, chickpeas or beans in a container with water, add a pinch of baking soda and heat them in the microwave for 10 minutes at maximum power.

In the case of lentils, which are the legumes that take the least time to cook, follow the same process but only for 2 minutes.

Make poached or poached eggs

microwave trickseggs benedict without letting the egg cook completely.

But the microwave helps us to achieve it. Put water in a cup, insert the egg carefully so that it does not break until it is covered by the water and place a plate on top as a lid.

Put it in the microwave for 30 seconds on low power. Then remove the water and carefully put the egg in a spoon to rest.

And if in addition to preparing this delicious breakfast in the microwave you want to learn some more with the air fryer, stop by here.