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Cook scrambled eggs

Cook scrambled eggs
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If you’re in a pinch for a quick and delicious breakfast, zap some scrambled eggs. Simply beat two eggs, two tablespoons of milk and a pinch of salt and pepper in a microwave-safe bowl. It only takes a couple minutes to make an easy plate of scrambled eggs.

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Reduce onion tears

Reduce onion tears
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No more crying! Before you chop onions, place the whole onion in the microwave for 45 seconds. By heating the onion before cutting it, you help break down the chemicals that cause your tears.

Make a foamy latte

Make a foamy latte
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Fancy a latte? Be your own at-home barista, no frother necessary. Fill a glass jar halfway with milk and microwave for one minute until hot. Screw on the lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds, pour the milk into a mug, add espresso and enjoy.

Revive stale bread

Revive stale bread
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Make that bread good as new. Wrap stale bread in a damp paper towel, place it on a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 10 seconds. You can also put a glass of water in the microwave with the bread for more softness.

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Toast nuts

Toast nuts
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Nuts are toasted more evenly in the microwave than the oven or in a pan. Spread your favourite nuts in a single layer on a plate, then microwave in one-minute intervals, mixing them each minute.

Steam veggies

Steam veggies
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Use your microwave to conveniently steam all types of vegetables – broccoli, carrots, asparagus, green beans and even artichoke. You only need some water in a microwave-safe bowl and a microwave-safe plate to cover it all. Delish! Perfectly steamed vegetables.

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Cook crispy bacon

Cook crispy bacon
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No more splattering bacon fat in the frying pan. With the help of some paper towels and a microwave-safe plate, you’ll be enjoying delicious, crispy bacon in your microwave in no time. Mmm… Bacon.

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Make potato chips

Make potato chips
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You want to make homemade potato chips. No deep fryer? No problem! Thinly slice a russet potato, drizzle the slices with vegetable oil and salt and lay them out on a microwave-safe dish. Zap ’em for about five minutes until golden and crispy.

Dry herbs

Dry herbs
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Instead of waiting to dry herbs in the oven or hanging them upside-down, microwave them! The electromagnetic radiation of your microwave quickly and efficiently evaporates water from the herbs, preserving the essential oils that give herbs their signature flavours and aromas.

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Bake potatoes

Bake potatoes
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Prick a clean and dry baking potato with a fork. Then, place on a microwave-safe plate and heat for about seven minutes. Once the potato has cooled a bit, cut with a butter knife and top with plenty of cheese, sour cream, chives and butter!

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