The Times Of India: 14 uses of microwave no one told you
It becomes very easy to peel garlic if you microwave it for a few seconds as the skin comes off very easily. ...... You can toast nuts and almonds faster in the microwave, rather than doing the conventional way which is time consuming. Spread the nuts on a microwaveable plate, set the heat on high, and let it sit for 1 minute, stir and microwave again. Repeat this process for 4-5 minutes or till done. ....... You can make clarified butter or ghee in microwave in an effortless and fuss free manner. .....

Microwave lemon for 20 seconds and you will be able to extract more juice

. ..... It becomes easier to peel fruits like tomatoes, apricots and prunes if you microwave them for 1-2 minutes.