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How to Reheat Pizza the Right Way

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You ordered pizza last night for dinner, and some leftovers sound like an excellent option for lunch today. You pop a cold slice in the microwave, only to be met with a chewy and soggy reheated crust. Gross!

What if we told you there was a hack to give you a crispy reheated pizza that tastes just as good as the night you bought it? Yup! Just grab a glass of water.

When you reheat pizza, all those microwaves that are being emitted go straight to the slice, causing the pizza to heat up too quickly. Thus, the water molecules in the pizza begin to vaporize, giving you a mushy pizza crust.

To reheat pizza the right way, place a cup of water in the microwave with your slice of pizza. The water will absorb some of those microwaves, so your pizza isn’t taking the entire hit.

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In turn, your pizza will have a crispier texture because it’s not being cooked too quickly. In fact, by placing a glass of water in the microwave, your slice of pizza will be cooked evenly—including the crust.

Of course, the best way to reheat pizza is in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. But for those who are way too impatient, or love the convenience of a microwave, don’t forget to grab a glass of water.

While this microwave hack will heat your food more evenly, we can’t completely promise it will have the same effect on other reheated foods. You could always give it a try, though!

Lindsay Ray Lindsay Ray
Lindsay is a lifestyle and beauty writer currently living in Arizona. She has several years of experience as a freelance writer and reporter, with a specialized interest in the beauty and lifestyle space. From beauty hacks to DIY home décor and everything in between -- Lindsay has a passion for crafting stories that entertain, educate, and inspire. Her writing has appeared in Thought Catalog, The List, Drink Me Magazine, the Auburn Examiner, and Litro Magazine in the United Kingdom. Read Full Bio »
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