20 Microwave Cheats to Make Your Life Easier

Don’t look at us like that – we’re not ashamed to admit we love our microwaves as much as the next person. Why? Because they come in handy for so much more than re-heating food. Here’s our round up of the 20 best tips and tricks you might not have known you could use your microwave for.

1. Poach an Egg

Devour the perfect poached egg in 50 seconds with this clever microwave method: pour boiling water from the kettle into a microwave-safe bowl until 3/4 of the way full. At this point, it’s a good idea to add a dash of white vinegar – this will keep the egg white together. Crack the egg into the bowl and lightly pierce the yolk with a toothpick (this will stop it exploding). Cover the bowl with cling film and microwave on full power for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and very gently turn the egg (for even cooking). Cover with cling film again and cook on full power for a further 20 seconds. Remember the egg will continue to cook in the hot water so remove it quickly!

Zap a whole lemon or lime on high power for 20-30 seconds to make it super juicy and easy to squeeze.

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