11 Microwave Hacks That Will Make Your Life so Much Easier

Whether you're on the go and need a quick meal or you have a sudden late-night craving, cooking can often prove to be an involved endeavor that you just don't have time for. But thanks to these amazing microwave hacks we've uncovered, you'll never have to bother with all the prep, waiting, and cleanup again.

Have you ever experienced the frustration of buying a new pot of ice cream, only to struggle with scooping out the frozen treat? Well, there's an easy solution to this dilemma: Simply microwave your tub for a few seconds and your furrowed brow — and ice cream — will soften right up.

Though we love ice cream scooping made easy, perhaps our favorite microwave hack is one that involves snacks of the savory variety. Turns out, you can make your very own crunchy, crispy potato chips at home! Skip the frying pan and messy, popping oils and simply nuke thin potato slices for chips that rival your favorite bag of munchies — enough said.

While we're sure we captured your attention at homemade potato chips, there are plenty more ideas just waiting for you to discover. Ready to see what else we have in store?

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