Here is a great tip for something you do every day, and you’ve probably been doing it wrong your whole life. You will never burn your mouth again eating microwaved leftovers after you read this!
Do you ever heat something up in the microwave, like big plate of spaghetti and the middle is still cold! So, you mix it up and toss it in for 30 more seconds and then burn the crap out of your mouth?
According to Reddit and Bro Bible it happens because microwaves can’t really penetrate that far into a deep pile of food like pasta, or leftover Chinese. That’s why the edges are hot, and the middle isn’t.
Here is the solution! Instead of piling it up in a big mound, try arranging it in the shape of a donut, like a circle of pasta, with a hole in the middle.
It should heat more evenly that way, so you’ll only have to zap it once and there won’t be any hotter-than-lava sections, so you’re less likely to burn your mouth.
Apparently it helps with other foods too. Like, if you’re re-heating a bunch of drumsticks, arrange them in a circle so the meaty part is near the edge of the plate, and the bone is facing in, toward the middle. Adam commentary: Who reheats drumsticks?!?!