1. Turn a soft taco shell into a hard taco shell
The hack: Put a soft taco shell inside a coffee mug and microwave it for one minute to turn it into a hard taco shell.
The result: I was surprised this worked, but it did. The shell got harder as it cooled, but it was like stale, chewy cardboard instead of a fresh taco shell. So technically it worked, but I wouldn't want to eat it.
2. Freshen up day-old pizza
The hack: Wrap a day-old slice of pizza in a paper towel and heat it in the microwave with a cup of water for a fresh, moist slice of pizza.
The result: Gross, soggy, floppy pizza. (The best way I've found to reheat pizza is to place it in a skillet with a lid on it.)
3. Make frothed milk in the microwave
The hack: Shake milk in a mason jar for 30 seconds and then microwave it (without the lid) for an additional 30 seconds to make frothed, steamed milk.
The result: It worked a little, but my milk didn't get super frothy. There was a small amount of froth on top of the mason jar, but the majority of the milk was not frothy.
Peel garlic easily
The hack: Heat a head of garlic in the microwave for 20 seconds, or a clove for 5 seconds, to make it super easy to peel.
The result: This one actually worked! After 5 seconds on the microwave, the garlic skin peel slid right off of the clove.
Get the most juice out of a lime or lemon
The hack: Put your lemon or lime in the microwave for about 20 seconds to get more juice out of it.
The result: I squeezed 50 percent more juice out of my lime. I did my experiment differently than the video. I first cut my lime in half and rolled it over my glass juicer until I couldn't get any more juice out of either half. It yielded about an ounce of juice. Then I put those halves in the microwave for 20 seconds. When I removed them, I was able to get another ounce out of each lime. This is a total cocktail party game-changer! I usually juice my lemons and limes shortly before guests arrive so cocktails can be made easily. Now I can get about twice as much out of each fruit.