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20 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 work, waiting, or even the cleanup again.

Have you ever experienced the frustration of buying a new tub 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 ice cream will soften right up. Perhaps our favorite microwave hack, though, is one that involves snacks of the savory variety: making your very own crunchy, crispy potato chips at home.  Skip the frying pan and messy oils and simply nuke thin potato slices for chips that rival your favorite bag of munchies. 

It's not just food help you can get from your microwave — there are even a couple of ways you can use the device to help keep your home clean without breaking a sweat. Ready to see what else we have in store Check out our tips below for even more brilliant microwave hacks that will simplify your life.

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