Nine Simple Tricks to Get the Most From Your Microwave

The microwave oven is one of the most versatile tools in the kitchen. It can warm up leftovers, make squeezing lemons easier, and even revive dried mascara. Here are nine of our favorite microwave oven tricks in video.

It’s been a long time, but at Lifehacker we finally have a real dedicated video team, which means you’ll start watching a lot more videos on these parts. We’re starting with a new series called Quick Hacks, in which we take simple, two- or three-step tips (many of which Lifehacker veterans will learn from yesteryear) and showcase them in video. They will appear on and on our YouTube channel separately for easy sharing on Facebook and Twitter, but we will also publish them as compilations (as shown above) on the Lifehacker home page.

So, without further ado, watch our first Quick Hacks video for the following tips:

  1. Microwave crispy bacon with a bowl
  2. Decrystallize honey in the microwave
  3. Cook the sunny side or poached eggs in the microwave
  4. Get more juice from lemons and other citrus fruits
  5. Steaming vegetables in the microwave
  6. Place two bowls in the microwave with an extra mug or bowl
  7. Microwave food on the edge of the carousel for faster, more even heating (and create a ring of your food )
  8. Revive Dried-Up Mascara
  9. Use lemon to make microwave cleaning easier

And don’t miss many more Lifehacker videos in the near future!

Update: For those looking for a text version, we’ve added links to the original tips.


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