Microwaving food is the easiest way to cook a meal, bar none. You throw your cold entree on a dish in the middle of the glass plate, punch a few buttons, and wait the painfully slow minutes until you hear the glorious ding indicating that your food is ready to eat. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. There’s only one problem: Rarely does microwaved food taste as good as if it was cooked in the oven.
Maybe lackluster microwaved food is something you’ve learned to live with. Sure, your nuggets are somehow both burnt and frozen in the middle, but that’s the price you pay for a meal that’s ready in under two minutes. Friends, guess what. The problem isn’t the microwave; it’s you. Or more accurately, it’s all of us. An already-viral TikTok video shows us that the best way to microwave food isn’t actually just placing