Most people’s to-do list will probably be incomplete without the entry conquering the kitchen. However, that is easier said than done. But the good news is that there are many very easy to do cheats or “hacks” for majority of your kitchen and cooking miseries. Once you get the idea of how to do these useful kitchen hacks, you will forget the way you lived before (or why you even bought a funnel in the first place).
1. How to Cut Cherry Tomatoes In One Stroke
Cover the cherry tomatoes between two plates, and slide your knife across in one fell swoop!
2. How to Cut A Frozen Tub of Ice-cream
Dip a box of ice cream in warm water for 15-30 seconds instead of scooping out its contents. Then, put the ice cream container upside down on a plate. Next, run a knife under hot water. Finally, use the same knife to cut through the ice cream.
3. How to Cut Perfect Slices of Cake
Cut perfect slices of cake with the use of a knife ran under hot water.
4. How to Open Tight Jar Lids
Open jars with the use of a can opener. Simply lift the lid’s edge until you hear a pop, then unscrew using the normal way.
5. How to Have Ready-Made Cookies
Create balls of dough, then put them in the freezer. That way, you’ll have ready-made cookies anytime you want.
6. How to Make Mini Taco Bowls
Make taco bowls with the use of a muffin or cupcake pan. Just invert the pan, make tortillas using the spaces, and then bake.
7. How to Prevent Sugar From Clumping Together
Prevent sugar from hardening into bunches by putting a slice of bread inside the container.
8. How to Store Leftover Broth
Freeze broths in ice cube trays instead of putting it to waste. That way, it won’t go bad and you’ll be ready with small servings anytime.
9. How to Pour Dry Foodstuff Without a Funnel
Instead of buying a funnel and wasting storage space, an envelope with its corner cut off can be used.
10. How to Store Leftover Wine for Cooking
Freeze your leftover wine (which is unlikely), inside a plastic bag which can be used for cooking.
11. How to Store Guacamole
Do you love eating guacamole? Put your leftover inside a container and slowly add water to the top to prevent it from turning brown. This stops the reaction between guac and oxygen. And then if you want to eat it, simply pour out the water.
12. How to Cut a Mango Easily Into Cubes
Chop a mango easily by keeping it attached to the skin, then cutting a grid with the use of a knife, and then inverting the slices, and finally cutting off the cubes.
13. How to Create Your Own Mix of Hot Chocolate
Create your own excellent hot chocolate by melting truffles in milk.
14. How to Bring Eggs to Room Temperature in 5 Minutes
Warm your cold eggs in room temperature by putting them in a bowl of warm water for 5-10 minutes.
15. How to Make Your Own Mayonnaise in 30 Seconds
Make your own mayo by blending an egg in a cup of oil.
16. How to Cut Corn Off the Cob Nicely and Quickly
With the use of a bundt pan, stabilize a cooked ear of corn in the middle and cut off its kernels from the top down.
Though these kitchen hacks will not make you Gordon Ramsey, Wolfgang Puck, or any master chef, at least they can help cooking many dishes become easier. If you think these are helpful and enjoyable, do share this with others!
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