The Benefits of Using a Microwave Oven

Written by Irene Melton | Updated
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There’s so much you can do with your microwave, all because you bought it. Here are the list of activity you can perform with your microwave oven.♣ Yes, you can make popcorn in a microwave. It’s a whole different ball game, though.♣ You’ll never be able to get your dishwasher clean enough.♣ You can cook on your microwave in the winter. Believe it or not, you can cook just as well on the top rack as in the oven.♣ You can make pop tarts in a microwave. Make a day of it.♣ You can cook for hours and keep your food warm at the same time.♣ You can make enough ramen for several people in a microwave. It’s like cooking a full meal and taking half the work with you to eat.♣ You can cook frozen food for hours. Frozen food needs to be cooked, that’s a given, but reheating doesn’t have to be hard.♣ A microwave is even better for reheating leftovers.♣ You can even cook stuff in the microwave. The only downside is that you have to have two hands on the food, otherwise you’ll mess up the timing.♣ A microwave can be used to make your baked potatoes soft and fluffy.♣ You can cook meat, eggs, fish, and much more in a microwave.♣ You can cook something in the microwave that is way more flavorful than what you can get in a skillet.♣ You can heat your water in a microwave. This will be your new best friend when you have kids.♣ The microwave doesn’t cook everything like it should, but it can be fixed.♣ Just about anything can be cooked in the microwave. It’s hard to imagine cooking something that can’t be cooked in the microwave, but it’s possible.♣ You can make dry cereal in the microwave. You know that you have to cook the milk in the microwave if you’re making Cheerios, Lucky Charms, and Honeycomb, but what if you didn’t? There are a number of brands of ready-made cereals that you can make in the microwave, or you can make the cereal yourself.♣ You can make apple sauce and other sauces in the microwave. It’s not difficult at all.♣ You can even cook or grill food in the microwave.♣ You can keep your butter warm. If you ever want to pop a piece of bread in the toaster but don’t want to turn the whole house on, use a butter dish that’s been warmed in the microwave. Or, to be precise, the bottom half of the butter dish.♣ You can make waffles in a microwave. Don’t ask me why anyone would want to make waffles in a microwave, but there you go.♣ It is a real hassle to keep boiling water hot. If you don’t have a way to keep it hot, you will have to constantly take it off the heat.♣ Like a crockpot, a microwave can double as a slow cooker. You can cook a bunch of food at once in the microwave and then reheat it later.♣ The microwave is the cheapest home entertainment system there is. With no physical wires, it’s easy to play an episode of a TV show, or to play a video game while you are cooking.♣ The microwave can be used to take out your make-up. No more embarrassing burned eyelashes.♣ A microwave is a great cooking tool that can get creative with your meals.♣ In a microwave, there’s no limit to how long you can cook food for.♣ You can cook on the go. If you’re walking down the street or in the car, you can easily prepare a delicious meal.♣ You can get fancy and use the microwave to cook flowers, which will last longer than plastic ones.♣ You can make your food look prettier with the use of many different colors and textures.♣ The microwave can do an amazing job of seasoning foods without the use of spices.♣ The microwave is the best way to make scrambled eggs.♣ The microwave can make rice crispy treats. Who cares if it takes longer than they do in the oven?♣ If you’re ever stuck for an idea for a dinner, you don’t need to look any further than the microwave.♣ All food tastes better when it’s warm, right? The microwave is always the right temperature, so there’s no excuse to not eat something hot, right?♣ In the winter, you can make Christmas cookies or hot chocolate that would normally take you all day to cook in a toaster oven.♣ When you reheat a meal, it’s not as bad as it sounds. Most microwaves can cook at least 4 hours or more. You will not even be able to tell that it has been reheated.♣ The microwave can be used to prepare salad.♣ You can make a huge mess in a small space, which isn’t always practical.♣ And last but not least, the microwave can make any and every other appliance you can think of run on electricity, a much greener alternative.♣ When was the last time you had to use a can opener on something cold? The microwave is easy to open and is not messy.♣ When you use the microwave for the first time, you may ask yourself, “Why would I want to do this?”Well, in the end, it’s really simple. As mentioned earlier, the microwave is the best home appliance you can have. It gives you the ability to cook or reheat anything you want at the drop of a hat, and doesn’t take up that much room. And if you don’t have one, you really should get one, because it’s fun and convenient. There’s no denying that.