How To

How to Reheat Pizza in the Microwave Without Making It Soggy

Pizza is a staple in any college student's diet. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night snack. You name it, there is never a wrong time to eat pizza. Sometimes though, (crazy) people are too full to finish and end up having ~leftovers~. The next day, that cold pizza really seems like a gift. All ya gotta do is stick it in the microwave and bam! You have a meal. But the worst part about trying to reheat pizza in the microwave? How soggy it gets.

The ideal way to reheat pizza is obviously to put it in the oven. However, if you're living in a dorm, you don't have access to any serious kitchen appliances. Even if you're in a house or apartment with an oven, who has time to wait for the oven to preheat and then wait even longer for the pizza to be ready? 

With this one simple hack, your toppings won't go dry and your crust won't get chewy. If this isn't life-changing, I don't know what is. 

The Hack

All you have to do is put a microwave-safe glass of water in the microwave right next to your pizza. Heat it up for about 45 seconds and that's it! Your pizza should look and taste identical to how the pizza guy delivered it to you last night.

How does it work?

So I couldn't find any legit scientific basis, but the general consensus for how it works seems to be that the water reduces the amount of energy going to the pizza. This is because the water provides an additional mass in the microwave which then slows down the heating process for the pizza. 

Now, anytime you're too lazy to use an oven but still want the same quality of reheated pizza it would give you, all you have to do is put a glass of water in the microwave. So easy yet so brilliant.