6 Unexpected Ways to Use Your Microwave
Let this kitchen appliance earn its keep by putting it to work using these brilliant tricks.
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Keep Supper Hot—Even After You've Served It
Heating dinner plates sounds like something from another era, but doing so can truly elevate your meal. Chris Smith, senior product manager of cooking for the home-appliance brand Electrolux, suggests taking a (microwave-safe) dish and spritzing a small amount of water in the center of it with a spray bottle. You can stack three to five dishes this way, each with a bit of water, then heat the stack for 30 seconds to one minute for a warm-to-hot plate. Be careful when removing the plates (the water on them could be very hot). Pour it off into the sink, wipe the plates dry with a towel and they're ready for whatever you've cooked.