How to Microwave

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Directed Microwave Energy

Welcome to Microwave Energy—the next part of my Making Electromagnetic Weapons series. For the Electromagnetic Pulse Generator, check out the last three articles (One, Two and Three). I'm sure almost all of you have used a microwave at some point in your lives. As a child, I ...more

How To : Make Amazing 7-Minute Caramels in Your Microwave

There are hundreds of delicious ways to enjoy caramel, from chocolate confections to sticky caramel apples and carnival bags of caramel corn. Caramel might be the special sauce that makes every dessert taste better, but it's also surprisingly simple to make. In about 7 minute ...more

How To : Everything You Know About Microwave Ovens Is a Lie

Chances are that you've been using your microwave just to nuke leftovers, but they can do so much more than heat up last night's dinner—microwaves can help you peel garlic more quickly, get more juice out of lemons, disinfect your kitchen, dry out herbs, give beauty products n ...more

How To : Melt a Beer Bottle in the Microwave

Melt some glass in your kitchen microwave. BUT WHY?!! Why would anyone want to DO such a thing? This video tutorial will show you how to do this crazy science experiment. You'll need a microwave, a beer bottle, and you'll need a electric start (propane would work also) blow t ...more

News : Potatoes + Microwave = Lazy Man's Gourmet Chips

Easy as 1, 2, 3. Dorm room cooking reaches new heights with this simple gourmet-esque potato chip recipe. Slice the potatoes (preferably with a good handheld slicer, but you can use a vegetable peeler or knife). Spray the potato slices with non stick spray and lightly sprinkl ...more

How To : 10 Unusual Uses for Your Microwave Oven

The microwave has an extraordinary number of uses that goes above and beyond reheating your cold leftovers from last night's dinner. For food-related uses, the microwave can also make your lemons more squeezable for maximum juice output, roast garlic heads, decrystallize harde ...more

How To : Pull Off the Exploding Egg in the Microwave Prank

This how-to video shows a practical joke that is super easy to do and no one will be able to trace it back to you. Prank someone and ruin their meal by rigging the microwave with a surprise egg. Follow along with this practical joke how-to video to learn how to pull off the ex ...more

How To : DIY Stick Welder from Old Microwave Parts

Lurking inside your old junk microwave is an abundance of useful parts that can let you melt metal, spot weld, and make electrifying Jacob's ladders. You can even make a powerful AC arc welder, perfect for making hard-to-solve puzzles and even makeshift weapons for the zombie ...more

How To : Poach an Egg in the Microwave

When you don't have time to do it the right way, here's a short-cut: poach an egg in the microwave, courtesy of The Kitchn. You Will Need: 1 egg 1/3 cup water Approximately 1/2 teaspoon vinegar (optional) Microwave Microwave-safe mug or small bowl Microwave-safe small plate S ...more

How To : Skip the Oven—Microwave Your Fish

Fish are delicate, flaky, and can be damn tricky to cook; more often than not, you end up with a hard, dry block of flesh that makes your taste buds sad. And the best ways to cook fish that you know of—c'mon, who doesn't love a fried fish—take way too much effort for you to bo ...more

How To : Light candles with a microwave oven

Say you're hosting a birthday party and the birthday girl's cake needs to be lit up, but you've just run out of matches. What to do? While you can certainly go to the store and purchase more, doing so would take at least half an hour (an eternity to wait for little kids), it's ...more

How To : Make a ball of plasma in a microwave

There are about fifteen states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, plasma, et cetera. Plasma is commonly found in stars, and is a rare natural phenomenon here on Earth. In this video, I show you how to make artificial plasma in your microwave. You'll need a match, something that d ...more

How To : Make 5-Minute chocolate mug cake in the microwave

Need chocolate now!?! Of course you do! That's why you've googled "5 minute mug cake", right?! Make delicious chocolate cake in just 5 minutes with ingredients that you probably have around the house right now! Click the link here to see the step by step project on Instructab ...more

How To : Cook an egg super fast in a microwave

If you are always too busy for making breakfast in the mornings, then you might think twice after this how to video. Watch and learn how easy and quick it is to cook an egg in the microwave. All you need is two eggs, chives, and margarine. Mix it all up and cook in the microwa ...more

How To : Remove microwave odor

Many foods that you cook in the microwave create a very strong odor. That odor can last for a period of several hours or days. To remove the odor take a bowl and wet a paper towel and fold it in half and then in half again and put the towel in the bowl. Put the bowl in the mic ...more

How To : Make BBQ chicken in your microwave

Barbara Kafka, The Microwave Gourmet, is a rare breed: an award-winning chef who embraces the lowly microwave. This BBQ chicken makes a great appetizer or light meal and there's no barbecue grill required. Make BBQ chicken in your microwave. Click through to watch this video o ...more

How To : Make Homemade Microwaveable Foot Warmers

Well, Ol' Man Winter is upon us yet again, blasting us with his icy breath. When I was a kid, I loved wintertime because it meant the prospect of sledding, snowball fights & missed school days in which to enjoy both. Now that I'm 45, however, my attitude toward the season has ...more

How To : Microwave a chocolate cake in five minutes

Home alone and craving something sweet to much on? Here is a quick way to make a chocolate cake in five minutes. All you need is: cake flour, sugar, cocoa, oil, milk, egg, and a mug. Watch this how to video to see how to bake it in a microwave.

News : Melt a bottle in your microwave

Some may call this a microwave prank. There won't be much left of the microwave...but what the heck...let's call it science. You need a blow torch to initiate the process of ionic conductivity. Horrible plasma noises will belch from your microwave. Glass will shatter. Wonder ...more

How To : Make homemade microwave popcorn

With the carcinogenic additives in today's microwave popcorn, we at HoopajooLabs.com have developed a method of microwaving popcorn that is healthier, cheaper and (in the opinions of our test tasters) tastier. A delicious and healthy treat for about $0.10 that just about anyon ...more

How To : Steam vegetables in the microwave

Do you always burn yourself or over-steam your veggies? In this video, get free advice on how to perfectly steam your veggies so they're cooked, but not "too cooked". You will need a plate, a plastic Ziplock sandwich bag, the vegetable of your choice, and a pat of butter.

How To : Cook pasta in the microwave

Pasta is really easy to make but sometimes you just don't have the time to wait for the water to boil, or to clean up the mess. This three part tutorial is here to help! This video series will show you exactly how to cook noodles in the microwave to save time and energy. Part ...more

How To : Make Fudge in a Flash with Just Your Microwave

When chocolate cravings strike, indulgent fudge makes everything in the world right again. And while plain fudge will do the job just fine, add-ins like walnuts and Oreos elevate this dessert to new levels. Traditional fudge recipes require patience and hands-on cooking via s ...more

How To : 6 Meals You Can Cook in the Microwave

Whether you live in the dorms with no access to a kitchen or simply too lazy to cook on a stovetop, you can "cook" up some amazing meals on a microwave that aren't bags of buttered popcorn or frozen burritos. With a little prep work and some seasonings, you can cook salmon, r ...more

How To : Blow up and explode a condom in the microwave

If those condoms don't get used by the expiration date, maybe have at least a little bit of fun with them before throwing them a way. Learning how to blow up a condom in the microwave is an easy practical joke or trick to do; just follow along with this prank-pulling video tut ...more

How To : Make chocolate cake in the microwave in 5 minutes

In this video, learn how to use cake mix, a mug and a microwave to make a delicious and gooey chocolate cake in less than 5 minutes! You Will Need: *4 Tbsp. flour *4 Tbsp. sugar *2 Tbsp. cocoa powder *2 Tbsp chocolate chips *1 egg *3 Tbsp. milk *1 to 3 Tbsp. of oil, depending ...more

How To : Cook spaghetti squash in your microwave

This video shows the method to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave. Take a winter squash and punch some holes in it with a knife. Put it in the microwave for 20 minutes. After every five minutes, take the squash out and turn it after checking whether it is cooked or not. Yo ...more

How To : Cook eggs in the microwave

RobertMe shows viewers how to cook eggs in the microwave. First, you need to crack the eggs and put the yolk in a bowl. Next pour melted butter on a microwave safe plate. The best idea is to use a paper plate and pour your egg in the plate. Now, cover this with another paper p ...more

News : The Cheap Man's DIY Microwaveable Popcorn

Sure, store bought microwave popcorn is cheap. But according to Hoopajoo Labs, you can get 50 bags of popping corn out of a $0.99 bag of kernels! Watch the video below or click through for the Instructable. You Will Need: 1/4 cup of popping corn 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive ...more

How To : Make great scrambled eggs in the microwave

The life of a college kid can be hard. There are times when you will want scrambled eggs, but will not have a stove or other place to cook them. This tutorial video will show you how to make delicious scrambled eggs in the microwave.

How To : Make yam snacks in the microwave

This how to video shows you how to make a quick healthy snack in the microwave. It's quick and easy and only requires a yam, plastic wrap and a microwave. Yams contain vitamin A, C, B6, potassium and beta carotene. All you have to do for your yam snack is to cover the yam in p ...more

How To : Make a super fluffy baked potato in the microwave

If you are in the mood for a quick dinner, check out this video. In this tutorial, learn how to eliminate all of that mess and waiting that comes along with using your oven and make a super fluffy baked potato in your microwave! This potato is so easy to make and takes less th ...more

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