Microwaves: Techniques, Care, Guides & Recipes

Your microwave oven can be used for more than heating up leftovers. Learn the secrets to this kitchen must-have with our microwave recipes, tips, techniques and more.

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    How to Make Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave

    You can microwave spaghetti squash for a great low-carb side dish or entree. This cooking method is the quickest way to get those tender and fluffy noodle-like strands.

    Can You Microwave Cardboard?

    You need an easy dinner and there's leftover takeout in the fridge. But can you microwave cardboard? Here's how to...

    Can You Put Aluminum Foil in the Microwave?

    Is it safe to put aluminum foil in the microwave? The answer might surprise you.

    Can You Put Plastic in the Microwave?

    You're ready to heat up your leftovers—but is it safe to microwave plastic containers? Here's everything you need to know...

    Can You Microwave Glass?

    You're ready to chow down on delicious leftovers. But wait! Is it safe to microwave glass?

    Can You Microwave Styrofoam?

    Can you put plastic foam containers in the microwave? Let's explore whether it's safe to heat up takeout or restaurant...

    I Tried Anyday and the Cookware Set Made Me Fall in Love with My Microwave

    Anyday promises it can deliver delicious dishes in minutes. Is it legit—or too good to be true?

    Chocolate Rugelach

    Many bakeries make chocolate rugelach, but they taste so much better when they are homemade. Traditionally, they are filled with...

    Lazy Cake

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    This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut...

    How to Clean a Microwave

    In this guide, we'll show you how to clean a microwave in under ten minutes with everyday household items.

    Microwave Silent Mode Is a Thing—Here’s How to Activate It

    Ever wish you could turn off the sound of your microwave timer? Good news: Microwave silent mode exists. Here's how...

    Hot Chocolate Bombs

    These hot chocolate bombs are all the rage! Make them ahead of time as a holiday gift or to have...

    The Best Countertop Microwave for Your Family, According to Kitchen Pros

    Need to upgrade your microwave? Our Test Kitchen tested the most popular models to find the best countertop microwave options...

    This Is How to Make Perfect Microwave Mashed Potatoes

    Looking for the perfect side dish? These microwave mashed potatoes are a quick and easy answer.

    Chocolate Pecan Fudge

    Even though fudge is a classic at Christmastime, people are excited for this chocolate pecan fudge year-round. Switch out the...

    Mushroom & Bacon Spaghetti Squash Bowl

    This spaghetti squash bowl has a light cream sauce, along with fresh sage and crispy bacon. I love spaghetti squash...

    Butternut Squash Burrito Bowl

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    This butternut squash burrito bowl is an easy-to-prep dinner that combines fresh ingredients with wholesome convenience foods. It comes together...

    This Banana Bread Recipe Only Takes Five Minutes…in Your Microwave!

    There's no need for kneading with banana bread.

    No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

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    These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds...

    Easy Puppy Chow

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    This easy puppy chow recipe uses a whole package of cereal, so there's less messy measuring. And it makes enough...

    Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Snack Mix

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    I love chocolate-covered strawberries, but that's a treat you want to make only on special occasions. With a little experimenting,...

    9 Microwave Problems You’ll Regret Ignoring

    Unless you want to damage your microwave beyond repair or start a fire in your home, trust us on this—and...

    Peanut Butter Cookie In A Mug

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    This peanut butter cookie in a mug is perfect for when you have a sweet tooth but don't want to...

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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

    8 reviews

    I've tried different variations of these cakes for my family and this chocolate peanut butter mug cake is a winner!...

    Why Using Your Microwave’s Popcorn Button Is a Bad Idea

    Pressing the "popcorn" button couldn't be easier, but it almost definitely won't yield the best popcorn. Here's what to do...

    Red, White and Blue Crunch Mix

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    My colorful snack mix makes a festive treat for a large group or potluck or even to bring as a...

    Spaghetti Squash & Black Bean Tacos

    Who knew that spaghetti squash could be so amazing stuffed inside tacos? This unique recipe is a whole new take...

    Here Are 16 Ways Your Microwave Can Help You Cook

    Think your microwave is only good for heating frozen dinners? Use these microwave hacks to froth milk, soften sugar and...