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You've Been Cooking Food In The Microwave Wrong This Whole Time

You've Been Cooking Food In The Microwave Wrong This Whole Time

A woman on TikTok has shared a viral hack for cooking your food in the microwave that will ensure it is actually hot.

A woman on TikTok has shared a life hack that has us all shaking our heads in disbelief. Popular home hacks expert on TikTok @tanyahomeinspo posted a video about how to really microwave your food to make sure it's hot all the way through.

She says that instead of putting your Tupperware, plate, or bowl in the centre of the microwave plate as we've likely been doing for years, we should be placing it on the edge of the plate instead.

This ensures that the receptacle will actually rotate around the microwave and will be continually heated on all sides rather than having one side cold and one side burning your mouth.

"You know when you reheat food and some parts of it are hot enough to burn your mouth and a part of it is still frozen? Well that happens because you shouldn't have your food in the middle of the plate here, it should be on the edge so it can rotate around and cook evenly," she explains in the video.

Some fans were shocked by this revelation, with one commenting: "Am I the only one that's mind blown?"

Another wrote, "This is why TikTok exists," referring to being taught something new on the app.

A third said: "I've literally used a microwave wrong my whole life thanks for letting me know."

Many people were shocked to find out this hack. (
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A few users seemed to already be aware of the hack, which is great but it would have been helpful for the rest of us to be clued in. One person asked, "Who puts it in the middle instead of the outside?" suggesting that this is in fact a well-known and common way to microwave food, and another person said they'd "known this for years".

However, others weren't so convinced: "The whole plate is rotating so it doesn't matter if it's in the middle. What works is making a hold in the middle of your food," someone commented, offering an alternative 'hack'. One fan said that heating up your food evenly only requires putting a cup of water in alongside your food.

Some people weren't quite convinced by the 'hack'. (
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Though this hack does seem prudent, it would only work with small plates, bowls, or containers, as one person commented: "What happened when you've got a big plate?" as it wouldn't fit on the edge of the microwave plate.

Tanya responded: "Can I get back to you with that question?" alongside laughing emojis.

For those who have trouble with microwaving their food evenly, this hack might just be the answer.

Featured Image Credit: Erik Mclean

Topics: Food and Drink, TikTok, Life, Hacks