Five Surprising Things Your Microwave Can Do

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Five Surprising Things Your Microwave Can Do

Beyond whipping up instant, delicious meals your microwave has a few extra tips and tricks you’ll appreciate


We all know microwaves make cooking easier and helps save a lot of time in the kitchen. In fact, if you’re just using yours to heat up your frozen dinners, you’re missing out on a whole lot of features. Besides a convection tool, it can be a crafting companion; a baker’s assistant and so much more. And with the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, most of us don’t have the time or energy to come home from work and spend hours in front of a stove to prepare hearty and healthy meals. There are however other surprising ways that the kitchen’s best friend can make a difference.


“The microwave is an incredible example of human-centred technology and it makes everyone’s life a little easier. The Samsung Hotblast™ for example, has revolutionary functions, which are tailor-made to help you do what you can’t, “says Tracy Gordon, Head of Product Marketing – Home Appliances at Samsung South Africa.


Five more reasons to love your microwave


Disinfect Sponges
According to Good Housekeeping*, microwaving a sponge can kill 99.9% of most household germs including E. coli and salmonella. Simply saturate your sponges with water and pop them in the microwave for 60 seconds.


D.I.Y Heating Pads
Make your own inexpensive heating pad with a pair of tube socks and a handful of rice. Cut the foot off an old tube sock, sew the end together, fill it with rice and then sew the top closed. Add a few drops of lavender to the rice for that extra soothing touch. Just a minute or two in the microwave will do the trick.


Fresh Bread
There’s no need to throw away that loaf of bread that’s a little chewy. All you need to do is wrap it in a moist paper towel and pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds. The moisture from the towel will soak into your bread.


Peeled Garlic
Microwave your garlic bulbs for 15 seconds and they’ll come off much more easily. That steam will break down the bond between the clove and the skin, making peeling effortless.


Citrus Juicing
Microwave an orange or lemon for 10-15 seconds. This will make it easier to juice and get every last drop.


But if you want to simply use your microwave to whip up a tasty meal in no time, you can trust the Samsung Hotblast™ to do the job. It’s simple to cook entire meals deliciously and in no time. The HotBlast™ has multiple air holes blowing out powerful hot air, which reduces cooking time. The SLIM FRY™ technology ensures that your food is perfectly crisp on the outside and delicious and juicy on the inside. Additionally, this versatile microwave has a wider grill, making it easier to brown food fast and evenly. The turntable is wider, measuring 345mm, making it easier to prepare bigger portions of food. And with its ECO Mode power it significantly reduces energy consumption with its low standby power. The HotBlast™ is a must-have for every kitchen. Its intelligent features and stylish design makes it indispensable, no matter which way you use it.

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.