A woman has divided opinion online after making spaghetti bolognese using only her microwave.
Whitney Ainscough from South Yorkshire, shared a tutorial of her ‘quick and easy way’ to make the classic Italian dish.
Her video, which was posted under the handle @itsmebadmom on TikTok, has already been seen by more than 1.7 million people, with commenters unsure what to think of the cooking hack.
In the clip, armed with a bag of frozen mince and a plate of chopped onions, she took to preparing her dinner.
She instructed viewers: ‘Come and make tea with me. So you want to pop your frozen mince into a jug and then pop it into the microwave’.
Whitney Ainscough from South Yorkshire, shared a tutorial of her ‘quick and easy way’ to make the classic Italian dish
The TikToker filled a plastic jug to the brim with the mince, before scraping some raw onions on top.
She added: ‘So this is for spaghetti bolognese and you can cook it in the microwave. Pop it all in.
‘You’re going to want to pop your onions in and mix them in. The onions go into the jug as well.
‘Then all you do is is put that in the microwave and it will cook lovely, as it goes down you can add more onions’.
Placing her own jug in the microwave, she explained: ‘Pop that in for about 10 minutes and then we’ll come back when it’s done’.
Next, she comes back to film the results, pulling out the jug of now cooked mince and onion.
The mother from South Yorkshire said: ‘So that’s been in for about 10 minutes, I have mixed it halfway through.
‘It’s looking good. It’s how to make spaghetti bolognese in a f******* microwave.
Next, she comes back to film the results, pulling out the jug of now cooked mince and onion
‘All you need to do now is add your chopped tomatoes, your pepper, salt, garlic.
‘Add all that into here, whack it back in for five minutes and it will be ready. Just pop your pasta in a jug too and get that ready’.
While some viewers praised the savvy mother, others were quick to slam her unique cooking method, insisting it would take the same amount of time to make the meal in a pan with fresh ingredients.
One shocked user penned: ‘I refuse to believe this is a thing,’ with a second adding, ‘I’m all about a lazy tea but if you’re gonna make spag bol [sic], just make spag bol’.
A third chimed in with: ‘Public service announcement, you can cook mince straight from frozen in a pan’.
Meanwhile, others joked: ‘Spaghetti Bolacouncil Estate’ and ‘Are you on Just Eat?’
Someone else remarked: ‘I should have scrolled past when I saw frozen mince but was curious’.
Others added: ‘Is this legal?’ and ‘I feel lazy warming my beans up in the microwave. This has made me feel so much better’.
While some viewers praised the savvy mother, others were quick to slam her unique cooking method, insisting it would take the same amount of time to make the meal in a pan with fresh ingredients
Some viewers also commented on the state of the microwave, writing: ‘Oh my god., look at the microwave,’ alongside a crying emoji and ‘Microwave [has] been through two wars’.
However, some people defended the mother and argued that the video is useful for those who don’t have access to an oven.
One viewer said: ‘Might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for people with no cooker, this could be a lifesaver, seeing healthy meals available’.
Another penned: ‘Never knew you could do mince in the microwave.’
A third argued: ‘This is a really good video for those who don’t have access to other facilities due to maybe just moving into a new home or not being able to afford a cooker.
‘I really do think it’s good for those who don’t have the choice so well done for giving people a new idea’.
It comes after Whitney previously racked up views for making a video about her daughters school shoes.
She took to TikTok in September last year to reveal her dismay after forking out £100 to buy her daughter the very best designer shoes for the new school term – only to be told they don’t conform to the uniform policy.
The mother-of-three explained how she had bought the Vivienne Westwood pumps for her 11-year-old daughter who has just started in Year 7 – but has been left angry after receiving the message from the school.
She added that she had buy her daughter a new pair of school shoes, arguing that the fashion choice has no effect on her child’s ability to learn.