20 Things You Didn’t Know Your Microwave Could Do

Rehydrate Your Stale Bread

If you find your bread is stale but you want to eat it anyway, you can. Just wrap the stale bread in a paper towel and place in the microwave for 10 second bursts on high power. Make sure to check the bread every 10 seconds until it is moist enough for you. This will keep you from throwing away stale bread and wasting it.

Cook Certain Foods Without The Microwave Explosion

By doing this next microwave trick, you can cook certain foods in the microwave without them exploding and making a huge mess. For foods that have thick-skins on them like squash, tomatoes, and potatoes, just pierce the skin before they go in the microwave. This will allow the steam to escape without them exploding and making a huge mess.

Restore Stale Potato Chips

If you want a snack in the middle of the day and find your potato chips are stale, just place them on a paper towels and put them in the microwave for a short amount of time. This will draw out the moisture and bring back the crunch. This makes for a great way to keep potato chips longer without wasting them when they do go stale.

Make Toasty Nuts And Spices

You can easily make your nuts, spices, and seeds toasted in the microwave before eating them or using them in a recipe. Putting them in the microwave can bring the aroma out of them — making them smell great. Just put them in a microwave safe bowl and cook them on high power for 15 second bursts until the aroma comes back.