Updated: Aug 11, 2019
After being in the kitchen for so many years, I've picked up a few tricks along the way. These tricks will save you time and make your life so much easier and stress-free! Here are 10 SUPER USEFUL kitchen hacks that I know you'll LOVE ;)
1. EGG FRESHNESS CHECK
Place an uncooked egg in a glass of water. If the egg sinks onto its side at the bottom, you're good to go! If it sinks to the bottom but lays upright, it may be a few weeks old but still fine! If the egg floats, IT'S NO GOOD :( The gases that build up in the egg from being spoiled, make it float in the water.
2. WINE CORK REMOVER
Having trouble with that corkscrew leaving shredded bits of cork in your wine? Use a lighter to heat up the neck of the wine bottle. After a minute or so, the cork will slowly pop right out!
3. POTATO PEELING
Don't waste time peeling your potatoes!! Boil them with the skin on, and just before they're done place them in a bowl of ice water. Make a thin slice completely around the whole potato, then simply peel the skin off! IT'S THAT EASY!
4. CORN ON THE COB SHAVER
Need to shave the corn off the cob? Take a round cookie cutter the same diameter as the corn cob core. Place the cookie cutter at the top and slide it all the way down, taking the corn off with it! Essentially you can use anything with the same shape as the cookie cutter, as long as it's sturdy enough. There ya go ;)
5. SOFTEN BROWN SUGAR
Need to use your brown sugar but it's as hard as a rock? Place it in a microwave safe dish, cover with a wet paper towel, and cover with a microwave safe plate/dish. Microwave for 1 minute. MAGIC!! ;)
6. AVOCADOS FRESHNESS
Sprinkle a little lemon juice on sliced avocados to preserve their freshness! You can also place the avocado in a container with a sliced onion wedge if you're fresh outta lemons! ;)
7. DIY APPLE CORER
Take a children's medicine dropper. Remove the white inner piece and cut off the top part of the dropper, making it an open cylinder. Then push your new corer in the center of an apple and pull it back out to remove the core!! Enjoy :)
8. SOFT BREAD HACK - POUR WATER AND BAKE 350 FOR A COUPLE MINS
Hard bread? Coat it with water and bake it at 350 degrees for about 5 mins...NO MORE HARD BREAD!! :)
9. KEEPING GREENS FRESH LONGER
Tired of soggy greens? Place some paper towels in your salad or greens container to remove excess water! BAM!!
10. PANCAKE SQUIRT BOTTLE
Having trouble with dripping bowls of pancake mix? Mix your batter and place in a recycled ketchup bottle or similar. It makes measuring your pancakes so much easier and mess-free! :)
Hope these hacks help improve your life in the kitchen!! Much more to come!
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