Beyond its ability to quickly heat dishes, the microwave can make your life easier. You can use it to:
Peel your garlic cloves: Place a garlic head in the microwave for 20 seconds. Remove it, being careful not to burn yourself. Simply rub it in your hands to remove its pod shell.
Remove a stamp on an envelope: Place a few drops of water on your stamp and place the envelope in your microwave for 20 seconds over medium heat. Take out the envelope and you should be able to peel the stamp without any problem.
Disinfect your sponges: Dip your sponge in water and wring it out. Put it in your microwave for 2 minutes to kill up to 99% of the germs.
Reheat a dish evenly: to be able to heat a dish evenly in the microwave (and avoid having a hot spot and a completely cold one), you should place your dish at the edge of the turntable of your microwave.
Warm up a piece of pizza: Want to warm up the leftover pizza? Remember to put a glass of water in the microwave with your pizza. The water vapor will allow your pizza to keep all its softness.
Peel an onion without crying: Peel the onion and cut it in several places with the blade of a knife. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds. This will release the gases that make you cry.
Peel a clove of garlic: You can put a garlic clove in your microwave for 15 seconds at medium strength and when it comes out, the skin will slide directly on the clove!
Ultra fast cooking potatoes: peel the potatoes and place them in a bowl with 3 tablespoons of water. Cover the bowl with a cling film and make a hole with the tip of a knife. Microwave at maximum power.
Remove the skin from the tomatoes: Place the tomatoes in a bowl of water and then start the microwave for 45 seconds at maximum power. Their skin will then be very easy to remove!
Clean your microwave: To remove the tomato sauce and other stains, simply fill a bowl with water and squeeze the juice of 2 lemons. Place your bowl in the microwave and heat for 3 minutes at maximum power. Let stand 5 minutes in the microwave. Remove the bowl. Use a sponge to clean dirt that will peel off very easily.