How To Get More Use Out of Your Microwave
Everyone who has a microwave oven knows how handy they are to warm and cook foods. But there are more good uses for your micro wave that may not be so well known like removing gum from clothes and cleaning your socks.
The Daily Mail (UK) has some great microwavable ideas.
Remove chewing gum from clothes– Warm one egg-cup of vinegar in the microwave before dabbing it on to the gum with a clean cloth. The gum should then simply peel off.
Wash socks simply– Washing machine broken? Not enough clothes for a full load? Not to worry. Wash your socks by putting them in a large bowl of soapy water for ten minutes on a high power setting.
Revive stale crisps, cereal and crackers–Put a plateful in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Let stand for one minute to crisp.
Peel tomatoes.–Make skinning tomatoes a doddle. Wash them, cut them in half and place cut-side down on a microwavable dish.Then heat for up to five minutes, until the skin has shrivelled around the edges. The skins should be easy to slip off with a fork or — once cool — your fingers.
There are more great ideas to look at here.