She Stick an Onion on the Microwave for This Weirdly Handy Hack

Microwave oven, these handy appliances are everywhere thesedays. From thawing your frozen food to reheating your leftover, they are a great help. However, that’s not all they can do. Here are 20 things you can do with your microwave oven.

Sterilize garden soil

Pooping garden soil in the microwave oven can help kill the unwanted pests in the soil. However, remember to use moist soil and clean containers.

Life to Mascara

Before throwing out your worn-out mascara, microwave for thirty seconds to regain the texture and give it a new life.

Crystallized Honey

Suppose you have a jar of Crystalized honey that is just difficult to scoop out. Microwave the jar for 10 -20 seconds. This process will re-liquify the jar of honey.

Stale Bread

To give life to a loaf of stale bread, moisten a paper towel with cold water. Squeeze out the water and use it to cover the bread. Heat the loaf for no more than 10 seconds. Remove the paper towel before serving.

No more cries

Cutting onions not a fun activity, the teary eyes. Oh! to get rid of that, cut the ends of the onion. Microwave it for 30 seconds, and just like, you won’t have to deal with onion cries.

Colorful Yarns

Mix a couple of cool-aids pack in water and soak your yarns in the bowl. Microwave it for a couple of minutes, and just like that, you have colorful yarns.

Baked Potatoes

To master baking potatoes in the microwave. Poke some holes in the starchy delight with a fork. This process will avoid any mess.


If you enjoy chips instead of baked potatoes. Then, slice thin pieces of the potatoes, drizzle some olive oil, and pop them into the microwave for 5 minutes.

Foamy Milk

If you enjoy foaming milk in your latte, then you necessarily don’t have to purchase expensive frother if you have a microwave. Instead, pour the milk into a jar, close the lid and shake until you see bubbles forming—Microwave the milk for 30 seconds before adding to the choice of your drink.


Put the sponge you use in the kitchen in the microwave for two minutes. The techniques will help disinfect your sponge and keep them clean.

Remove and Reuse

To reuse your stamp add few drops of water, then microwave the envelope for 20 seconds. This will loosen the adhesive behind the stamp, and you will easily get it off.

Beans Craving

If you want to enjoy making beans but you didn’t soak them beforehand. Don’t worry! In a bowl, add some water, baking soda, and the choice of your desired beans. Then put it in the microwave for 10 minutes and soak it for extra 30 minutes.

Get more Juice

Next time, before you squeeze the lemons. Pop them in the microwave for about a minute. This will help you get more juice easily out of the lemons.

Mug cake

If you are craving cakes but don’t want to create a huge batch. You can use the microwave oven to make delicious mug cakes.


You can use a microwave oven to steam not only frozen but fresh vegetables too. Just sprinkle them with a little bit of water.

Rising the dough

Typically rising a dough takes about 45 minutes, but if you are in a hurry. You can speed the process up by popping the dough in the microwave for few minutes and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.

Warm plates

During winter, serving the food on warm plates helps keep the food hot a little longer. So pop the plates in the microwave for a couple of seconds.

Caramel Sauce

If you enjoy caramel sauce, you can make your batch with the help of a microwave oven. With a single search, you can find a dozen recipes on the internet.

Jam Time

Craving a good jam but don’t have the time to make it. You can speed the process by preparing a jam in the microwave.


Create new crayons by melting old ones in the microwave. Use a greased container to melt the crayons. Remember to take off the paper before adding them to the microwave.

Please enjoy these tricks and techniques and share them with your loved ones as well.