When we think about how the microwave makes our cooking lives easier, we usually just focus on the speed of the appliance. After all, it’s often what we use to quickly defrost things or reheat leftovers, but beyond those quick heat-ups, we haven’t thought about using it all that much— until recently! It started when we first fell in love with microwaveable meals as good as the ones we make in the oven and on the stove top. The real kicker, though, that pushed us to really look at our microwaves in a different way? These tricks from Food Network that show how when it comes to things as different as garlic, potato chips, eggs and coffee foam, the microwave is our BEST tool. Watch to learn and see what we mean!