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11 Microwave Hacks That Will Change The Way You Eat Forever

Microwaves can fix a lot, like stale bread and soggy pizza. With Jimmy Dean's Fully Cooked Sausage, you can change your mornings and have a hot breakfast in just 45 seconds.

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1. Stop crying. Start microwaving your onions.

Chop off the ends and toss them in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. This will help reduce some of the gases that cause you to tear up when released.
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Chop off the ends and toss them in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. This will help reduce some of the gases that cause you to tear up when released.

2. Wipe away the gunk in your microwave without chemicals.

Halve a lemon and fill a bowl with water. Squeeze some of the juice from each lemon in the water and toss the rest of the lemons in the bowl. Microwave on high for five minutes. Remove the bowl and wipe away the gunk.
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Halve a lemon and fill a bowl with water. Squeeze some of the juice from each lemon in the water and toss the rest of the lemons in the bowl. Microwave on high for five minutes. Remove the bowl and wipe away the gunk.

3. Nuke your garlic to easily remove the peel.

Toss it in the microwave for 15 seconds. Take it out and remove the skin with ease.
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Toss it in the microwave for 15 seconds. Take it out and remove the skin with ease.

4. Stop stale bread and make it moist again.

When heating bread, wrap it in a damp paper towel before heating. This will help to keep it nice and moist. You can also use this method to revive stale bread. Zap it on high at 10-second intervals until you reach the desired feel.
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When heating bread, wrap it in a damp paper towel before heating. This will help to keep it nice and moist.

You can also use this method to revive stale bread. Zap it on high at 10-second intervals until you reach the desired feel.

5. Declump your lumpy brown sugar.

Toss a wet paper towel in the box, close it, microwave on high for 30 seconds, and — voilà! — clumps no more.
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Toss a wet paper towel in the box, close it, microwave on high for 30 seconds, and — voilà! — clumps no more.

6. Dry your herbs in the microwave.

Throw them on a paper towel, blast them on high for three minutes, take them out, and crumble.
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Throw them on a paper towel, blast them on high for three minutes, take them out, and crumble.

7. Bring the crunch back to your chips.

Place them on top of a wet paper towel, zap, and crunch.
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Place them on top of a wet paper towel, zap, and crunch.

8. Make your citrus more juicy.

Microwave limes, lemons, and oranges for 20 seconds. This will help make them extra juicy, giving you more juice!
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Microwave limes, lemons, and oranges for 20 seconds. This will help make them extra juicy, giving you more juice!

9. Husk your corn away with ease.

Cut a few inches off the end of your corn. Microwave for three minutes. Let it stand and then squeeze out the ear of corn.
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Cut a few inches off the end of your corn. Microwave for three minutes. Let it stand and then squeeze out the ear of corn.

10. Quickly sterilize your cutting board.

Cut a lemon and rub down your cutting board with it. Microwave it on high for one minute. Wash and wipe the board. Now your board is disinfected!
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Cut a lemon and rub down your cutting board with it. Microwave it on high for one minute. Wash and wipe the board. Now your board is disinfected!

11. Prevent the chewy dilemma of leftover pizza.

Microwave your slice with a glass of water to prevent it from getting soft and chewy. Crust was meant to be soft and crispy, not soggy and floppy.
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Microwave your slice with a glass of water to prevent it from getting soft and chewy. Crust was meant to be soft and crispy, not soggy and floppy.

Want fully cooked sausage in a flash? Toss Jimmy Dean's Fully Cooked Sausage in the microwave for 45 seconds, remove, and enjoy.

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