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    Default Tips For The Microwave Users

    Microwave Users Tips

    1. Disinfecting and Deodorizing Sponges---
    Soak your sponge in water spiked with white vinegar or lemon juice, then heat it on high for 1 minute. (Use an oven mitt when you remove it.)

    2. Disinfecting Plastic Cutting Boards---
    Wash the board well, rub it with the cut side of a lemon, then heat for 1 minute.

    3. Making Potatoes---
    Cook an average size potatoe in about 4 minutes. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork and cook for 2 minutes. Turn it over and cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer.

    4. Softening Brown Sugar---
    Keep the sugar in its plastic packaging, add a few drops of water, and heat on medium for 10 to 20 seconds.

    5. Decrystallizing Honey---
    Honey that has solidified can be brought back to liquid life by uncovering the jar and heating on medium power for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

    6. Getting More Juice from Citrus Fruits

    A lemon or lime taken straight from the refrigerator is harder to juice than one left at room temperature or warmed slightly. To get the most juice, microwave citrus fruits for 20 seconds before squeezing.

    7. Toasting Nuts, Bread Crumbs, and Coconut
    The microwave toasts them in a quarter of the time it takes in a conventional oven. Spread them out on a plate and heat on high for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every minute.

    8. Cooking Vegetables
    Place them in one layer (if possible) on a dish, cover tightly with plastic, and cook on high. Check tender items, such as spinach, mushrooms, and snow peas, after 30 seconds, and crunchy ones, like carrots, after 4 minutes.
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    Default Re: Tips For The Microwave Users

    Thank you, I can definitely use the sponge tip seeing as I'm the only one who buys and does any serious cleaning in my house

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    Default Re: Tips For The Microwave Users

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing. I can defiantly use several of these.


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    Default Re: Tips For The Microwave Users

    I have noticed that when the microwave has splattered food, if you put a cup of water in and heat it for about a minute, and leave it in the microwave to steam for a couple of minutes you can then just wipe the inside and all of the baked on stuck food will lift right off. Sometimes in my house they forget to cover the food.

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    Default Re: Tips For The Microwave Users

    I use several of these tips alot Thanks!!!
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    Default Re: Tips For The Microwave Users

    Sometimes in my house they forget to cover the food.
    My one son always forgets to cover his items grrrrr.
    Last edited by JoAnn; 01-21-2009 at 07:15 AM. Reason: spell
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    Default Re: Tips For The Microwave Users

    Thanks Joann I will have to try the sponge tips, I usually just wash them in the washer but it does seem to make them not last as long. Thanks for this you just saved me on sponges
    Mdowdy

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    Default Re: Tips For The Microwave Users

    A dear friend shared most of these microwave tips with me a few ago. I use them now all the time, like and old habit.
    JoAnn
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