Even the most cooking-illiterate can use a microwave ... or so you’d think.
It turns out microwaves offer the potential for serious fails and other great moments of humor. Just ask the funny folks on Twitter.
We’ve rounded up 33 hilarious tweets about microwaves struggles:
How to soften butter in the microwave:— The Dad (@thedad) April 19, 2018
1) Microwave for 5 seconds
2) Look at it and say “hmm, still too hard”
3) Microwave for another 2 seconds
4) Enjoy your bowl of liquid butter
If anyone tells you I'm rude or bitchy, keep in mind that today I apologized to the microwave when I spilled coffee in it.— Housewife of Hell (@HousewifeOfHell) December 20, 2017
Well, well, well, if it isn’t the bowl of soup I left in the microwave last week— Quinn Sutherland (@ReelQuinn) January 12, 2019
I am SICK of cancel culture!!! I’m sick of people being called out ! YES, it was my Progresso Light Chicken & Dumpling soup that exploded in the work microwave! I thought I cleaned all of it up! OBVIOUSLY I missed some spots! I’m not a bad person!!!!!!— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) January 11, 2019
There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and no matter what you cook in there your microwave smells like hotdogs.— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) January 22, 2018
How about a microwave that heats the food instead of the plate?— Kalvin (@KalvinMacleod) July 24, 2016
[watching pizza rolls cook in the microwave]— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) September 21, 2018
6-year-old: Three... two... one...
Me: There was a one in front of those numbers. There's a minute left.
6: *flops on the floor*
Mental state: put a mug of water in the microwave for tea, waited and waited impatiently for it to beep, finally realized I’d never actually entered a time or started it— Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) February 27, 2018
Microwave oatmeal on high for one to two minutes or until you glance away for a nanosecond and it erupts like Mount Vesuvius.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) October 29, 2018
My daughter and I just had a really sweet bonding moment. She asked to help me cook dinner, so I held her up and let her press the microwave buttons.— SpacedMom (@copymama) April 19, 2018
Yeah, yeah, Mozart wrote his first symphony at twelve and I'm an old washed-up nothing. But could Mozart do this? *microwaves pizza*— Sandra Newman (@sannewman) October 14, 2017
Wife: Do you have any regrets?— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) August 23, 2016
Me: *remembers the time the microwave broke so I tried to make popcorn in the dryer* No.
someone sent out an email that there were cupcakes in the break room 45 seconds ago and they are already gone so from now on i’m going to leave a fish in the microwave so they learn to share. go with God, my children.— kim beans (@KimmyMonte) January 10, 2019
Fun game:— Marl (@Marlebean) November 23, 2016
Text your mom on Thanksgiving afternoon "How many minutes do I microwave a 25lb frozen turkey?"
What if you fell in love with someone and discovered they microwave hot drinks when they get cold. Like you're just chillin and then u go "babe ur coffee is cold u haven't touched it" n they go "ah i'll just microwave it" n ur whole world is just rocked. It's sinister— bolu babalola (@BeeBabs) June 19, 2018
Being a stay at home parent allows me time to ensure my kids get a home cooked meal.— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) October 18, 2018
*sets microwave timer for 3 minutes and thirty seconds*
I once had a diner meal so good I sent my compliments to the microwave.— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) August 24, 2018
My daughter told me I was a real brave man for putting a do not microwave plate into the microwave.— Mike Reynolds (@EverydayGirlDad) January 1, 2018
I asked if anything else I do is brave and she answered:
"Lying to mommy about not stealing her Christmas chocolates. Or maybe that was just stupid."
I Did Not Think I Could Live Without A Microwave But Hey, It's Been Seven Months And I'm Thriving; I Guess 2017 Really *Was* The Year Of Revelation: A Memoir— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) November 26, 2017
Cook fish sticks for a kid & she'll eat for a day— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) December 9, 2015
But TEACH a kid to microwave her own fish stick and, well, she'll start a fish stick fire
Listen, frozen meal instructions, never in the history of owning microwaves have I known the wattage of any microwave— Salty Mermaid (@Jenn_H_Scott) August 1, 2018
Archaeologist 1: she must have died suddenly, a mug of tea was still in her microwave— Pigeon Fancier (@isabelzawtun) December 29, 2017
Archaeologist 2: actually we carbon dated the tea and she died a week afterwards
“For this showstopper challenge, Jenny will attempt to make a Lean Cuisine, even though she’s already thrown out the box with the microwave instructions.”— Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe) December 16, 2017
If you are the type of person who lets their coffee get cold and then warms it up in the microwave, may God have mercy on your soul.— EnvyDaTropic™ (@envydatropic) August 31, 2018
4-year-old: What’s “saying grace?”— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) March 2, 2015
Me: It’s when we thank the one who provided our food.
4-year-old: We thank the microwave?
My 21 year old microwave just died and no one makes one in the size I need to replace it and I'm just going to set the house on fire.— Jenny Lawson (@TheBloggess) June 7, 2017