We all have days when we go into the kitchen to cook and spend hours there because things didn’t go the way we anticipated. That’s also partially the reason you dislike cooking. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered- you can bid goodbye to the days of kitchen distress as we have a list of ingenious kitchen hacks that will make you fall in love with cooking all over again.
1. Who are you rooting for?
Well, we are rooting for freezers as they are a great way to store fresh ginger esp. when you’re done grating it. Just freeze the leftover root in a plastic container to avoid stray shriveled ginger across your fridge.
2. Avoid cling wrap disasters!
Have you had enough of annoying wrangling plastic wrap? Store the roll in the fridge as chilling the wrap reduces the stickiness. I’ve literally found myself tangled up in cling foil on many occasions. But thanks to this useful kitchen hack I am sorted for life!
3. Make foamy milk without a frother at home! (#1 on ingenious kitchen hacks you didn’t think you needed, but do now)
So what you don’t own a fancy-schmancy espresso machine with an attached milk steamer? Honestly, all you need is a small glass jar with a lid. Fill the jar halfway with milk and shake it off Taylor Swift style until the jar contents have doubled in size. Now pop in the microwave for 30 seconds to enjoy the frothy goodness. You’re welcome!
4. Save your brown sugar!
Ugh, the worst: You go to make cookies, only to find your brown sugar has hardened beyond revival.
Use this useful kitchen hack to help your brown sugar stay soft – add orange peel or a slice of apple along with the sugar into an airtight container.
5. This one will drive you nuts!
Nuts are freezer-friendly, and you could freeze shelled nuts to preserve their natural oils and make them last longer. This is one of those kitchen hacks that will save your nuts throughout the year. Ok, I don’t think that came out right!
6. Goodbye ice cream freezer burns
This is clearly the most annoying thing that could happen to anyone – you want to eat your ice cream, but the ice cream doesn’t want you to eat it. You can keep ice cream ready to eat by placing a piece of wax paper over it before putting it back in the freezer.
7. Hacks to save time – Make herbs last longer
What’s worse than buying fresh herbs in bulk – to see them wilt and die the very next day. Store herbs like parsley & cilantro properly with this cool storage tip! Trim the stems and place the herbs in a small glass of water. Cover the herbs with a plastic/grocery bag and secure by tying the plastic in a knot. Store in the fridge or on the counter for up to two weeks!
8. Hull strawberries without squishing them
Place a drinking straw into the bottom of the berry, then push it through all the way till you remove the stem and leaves. Handy and super easy!
9. When life gives you lemons
Squeeze the maximum juice out of it by using this useful kitchen hack. To get the most juice out of a lemon, refrigerate, then microwave it for 15 to 20 seconds. Yep, this is definitely one of those hacks that will save you time and energy. Because nobody likes fussing over a lemon that doesn’t squeeze well!
10. Who’s a firefighter?
You are! Accidents happen in the kitchen all the time. So you were doing a fancy flip and now your oil-soaked stir fry is on fire – it happens! Before you abandon the pan to save your life or call your roomi for help, try this hack. By no means add water to a fire caused by oil – it will only make it worse. Instead, sprinkle baking soda onto a small grease or electrical fire to extinguish the flames. When heated, baking soda releases carbon dioxide, which helps to kill the fire.
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