Lemons are known for their versatility in the kitchen, and advanced housewives have found a few other interesting uses for this citrus fruit. All the details are in the article.

Why advanced housewives put lemon in the microwave (culinary life hack)

1. Microwave cleaning

A microwave oven is great for reheating and cooking food quickly, but it quickly gets greasy and messy. Experienced housewives know that using harsh chemicals can be unhealthy and time consuming. Lemon will help to cope with the problem. Simply cut the fruit in half, place it in a microwave-safe bowl with a little water, and let it sit for a few minutes. The steam from the lemon and water will loosen stubborn food or grease, making it easy to remove with a damp sponge.

2. Adding flavor to dishes

Adding lemon juice to a dish can freshen up the taste and brighten it up. But it can be difficult to squeeze lemon juice from a fresh fruit. Put a citrus in the microwave for a few seconds and you can get more juice out of it. The heat will soften the lemon peel, now the fruit is easy to squeeze with your hands. 

3. Increasing aroma in the kitchen

Aroma of lemons is known for its refreshing properties. This is especially useful when cooking strong-smelling foods such as fish or garlic, leaving a lingering smell in the kitchen. Simply cut a lemon in half and microwave for a few seconds until it's warm. Then put on a plate and leave in the kitchen to flavor the room.

4. Softening hardened brown sugar

Experienced housewives know that brown sugar hardens over time, making it difficult to use in recipes. Just place the product in a cup along with a slice of lemon and put it in the microwave for a few seconds. The lemon steam will soften the brown sugar.