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10 unexpected ways to use the microwave

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On October 8, 1945, Massachusetts resident Percy Spencer patented a microwave oven.

And we decided to find you a dozen of unexpected properties of the microwave and at the same time useful tips.

1. To refresh the aroma of ground spices and seasonings, heat them up to full power for thirty seconds.

2. If you wrap stale bread in a paper napkin and warm it up at full capacity for one minute, the bread will be fresh again.

3. Almonds are easy to clean, if you put it in boiling water and warm for thirty seconds at full power.

4. Walnuts are easy to peel, heating them in water for four to five minutes at full power.

5. An orange or grapefruit is easy to clear of white pulp, if they are heated for thirty seconds at full power.

6. In the microwave, you can easily and quickly dry the peel of oranges and grapefruits. Put it on paper napkins and warm it up at full capacity for two minutes. Stir in the zest during heating. After cooling, it becomes dry and brittle. Store dried zest in a tightly sealed container.

7. Microwave will help squeeze out the juice from lemon or orange almost to a drop, even with a very thick rind of citrus. Warm the fruit for a few minutes in the microwave, let it cool, and you can easily squeeze the juice out of them.

8. In the microwave can be dried for the winter greens, vegetables, as well as crackers and nuts.

9. You can melt the candied honey in 1-2 minutes.

10. In the microwave you can knock out the eaten smell from the cutting boards - you need to wash them, rub them with lemon and "fry" in the microwave.

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