Last Updated on March 31, 2021
The one kitchen gadget that no household can survive without is the microwave, thanks to its accidental invention of it. But, how many microwave hacks do you know? Have you heard of the microwave mug cake before?
It’s about time to learn about all the capabilities of a microwave because they go far beyond heating up leftovers. Whenever you feel bored or motivated to create something new, just go through all the microwave hacks we (and the internet!) provide for a fun experience every day.
Keep reading for 6 easy but unique microwave hacks that can save the day!
1. The mug cake!
Let’s start with the famous microwave mug cake, and it’s exactly what you imagine: a cake in a mug that can be cooked with a microwave. Isn’t this a fun microwave hack?
It’s super easy to make, just find your biggest mug ever for a more overflowing cake, then add 4 tbsp of self-raising flour, 4 tbsp of caster sugar, 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, and one egg. Mix everything together. Next, you want to add 3 tbsp of vegetable oil, 3 tbsp of milk, and a few drops of vanilla essence. Wanna be creative? Add nuts, chocolate chips, or dried food!
Put the mug in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes and don’t take your eyes elsewhere because it may become ready in less than 2 minutes. Grab a spoon, and dig in!
2. Microwave/squeeze the citrus
Don’t you feel cheated when you try to squeeze citrus
? There is always more juice left inside, but your hand is cramping, and there is no more squeezing left to do. Only if you knew the secret is hidden in our microwaves.
Just put the citrus in your microwave for 15 seconds, roll between your hands, then squeeze. All the juice will be easy to be squeezed out of the fruit with zero hand cramps. This microwave hack can come in real handy when the citrus is out of the seasons, and it’s annoyingly expensive.
3. Parmesan crisps
This is a delightfully-crunchy microwave hack that will surprise you with how crispy the results will be!