Clean your socks. “Washing machine broken?” You can clean dirty socks by placing them in a bowl of soapy water and running the microwave on high for 10 minutes.
Sterilize a kitchen sponge. To “de-bug” a sponge, dampen it with water, set your microwave on high, and blast the germs for two minutes.
Remove chewing gum from clothes. Warm a small amount of vinegar in the microwave, then dab the vinegar on the gum with a clean cloth. “The gum should simply peel off.”
Dry out fresh herbs. Place thyme, oregano, or other herbs on a paper towel. Zap them on high in 30-second bursts until they’re completely dry.
Re-crisp your chips. Renew soggy cereal, potato chips, or crackers by microwaving them on high for 30 seconds.
Source: Daily Mail (U.K.)