This week, save time by using the microwave to cook dinner.

The microwave’s not just for zapping leftovers and popcorn. From risotto to fillets of fish to homemade potato chips, put this kitchen appliance to work this winter. Nuking ingredients for short periods of time mean that you get a hot, healthy meal on the table in half the time!

Wave Rider:

Don’t freak out! There’s no convincing evidence that microwaves can release enough radiation to hurt us.

Roasty Toasty:

For another kitchen shortcut, use the toaster oven to prepare snacks and full-on meals.