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Turning the microwave off could speed up your internet.

‘Don’t use the microwave’: 7 ways to speed up your internet when working from home

Microwave ovens can interfere with WiFi because they both operate on the same frequency.
Your kitchen sponge is a hot bed for viruses and bacteria, and microwaving it may kill some of those germs.

Do microwaves kill germs? They may kill viruses on a sponge

Microwaves aren't the best disinfectants, but they can kill germs — like viruses and bacteria — on food or your kitchen sponge. Here's how to do it.
One expert told Insider that she loves to make homemade macaroni and cheese in the microwave.

The 8 foods you should always make in a microwave

Chefs and professional bakers told Insider they swear by cooking things like homemade macaroni and cheese and nachos in the microwave.

The best microwaves

Just about every household can use a microwave, if only to reheat coffee and pop popcorn. Keep wattage, size, cooking method, and presets in mind.
"The steak was shrunken in the middle of the plate, which was spattered with a grey-brown aura of sadness," Percy said.

We committed one of the cardinal sins of cooking by microwaving 3 steaks, and one of them was actually edible

Three intrepid Insider employees decided to give the unconventional cooking method a try, and while verdicts were mixed, we all agreed on one thing.
Kieran's microwaved steak.

You can cook steak in a microwave, according to some chefs — but after trying it, we have no idea why you would

Three intrepid INSIDER employees decided to give the unconventional cooking method a try, and while verdicts were mixed, we all agreed on one thing.
You can microwave tons of foods safely.

10 foods you didn’t know you could cook in the microwave

From bacon to squash, here are some foods that you can easily cook using your microwave that will come out tasting great.
The three contenders.

We tried 3 different brands of microwave dinners — and the winner was clear

We tried chicken and turkey dinners from Lean Cuisine, Boston Market, and Marie Callender's. See which one tastes best.
Not all foods are meant to be microwaved.

13 things you should never microwave

Some foods and some food containers just aren't made for the microwave. Here's what you should know.
Dave Limp, senior VP of Amazon Devices, made most of the announcements at Amazon's September 20 event

Amazon made 5 game-changing announcements at its biggest event of the year

Amazon made dozens of announcements at its September event in Seattle, but a handful of game-changers deserve to be highlighted.