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Over time, microwaves have become an integral and prominent feature in modern kitchens. These trusty gadgets have evolved far beyond their early days of simply reheating leftovers. Whether you’ve got a handy countertop microwave, a space-saving over the range microwave, or a sophisticated built-in microwave, these machines are champions of convenience. With advancements like stainless steel interiors, microwaves ensure even and efficient cooking, making them indispensable for modern lifestyles. Here are three easy, tasty dishes you can make in no time in a microwave.

1. Microwave corn on the cob

Ever felt like munching on sweet, juicy corn but didn’t want to wait for water to boil or fire up the grill? Well, your microwave oven is here to rescue. 

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  • Fresh corn on the cob 


  1. Husk your corn and remove any silk threads. 
  1. Place the corn on a microwave-safe dish. 
  1. Set your microwave to high and cook for 3-4 minutes. 
  1. Carefully remove the corn using oven mitts.
  1. Let it sit for a minute, season as you like, and enjoy! 

2. The perfect microwave baked potato 

Imagine this: a fluffy, steamy potato ready in just minutes. Here’s how to make it happen using your microwave. 


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  • Medium-sized potato (or as many as you like) 
  • Olive oil or butter (optional) 


  1. Clean the potato and poke several holes in it using a fork. 
  1. Lightly brush it with olive oil or butter for a crispier skin. 
  1. Place the potato on a microwave-safe dish. 
  1. Cook on high in your microwave for 4-5 minutes. Then flip the potato and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. 
  1. Using oven mitts, take out the potato. Slice it open, add your favourite toppings, and it’s ready to serve. 

3. Crispy microwave bacon 

Who doesn’t love the sound of sizzling bacon in the morning? But, did you know your microwave can also give you crispy bacon in no time?


  • Bacon strips 


  1. Lay a couple of paper towels on a microwave-safe plate. 
  1. Place your bacon strips on the paper towels, ensuring they don’t overlap. 
  1. Cover the bacon with another paper towel. This helps reduce the mess from the splattering grease. 
  1. For crisp bacon, cook on high for 4-6 minutes. However, times may vary depending on the thickness of your bacon and the power of your microwave. Start by checking at the 4-minute mark. 
  1. Carefully remove the plate from the microwave. The bacon will get crispier as it cools down a bit. 
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Make cooking more convenient with a microwave

So there you have it! Three delicious dishes you can make in no time with your microwave. But don’t let your culinary adventures stop here. The microwave is an incredibly versatile tool, often underestimated in its potential. Next time you think about your microwave, remember it’s not just for reheating, but a culinary wizard ready to help you whip up tasty dishes in minutes. Beyond these three recipes, there’s a world of dishes, desserts, and delightful experiments waiting for you to discover. From steaming fish to crafting mug cakes, the possibilities are nearly endless. Happy microwaving! 

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