Both professional chefs and people who are fond of cooking know many tricks that make their work easier. What’s more, they always keep coming up with something new or manage to re-discover old tricks for themselves.
We at Enlighten look through social media almost daily for anything unusual. We’ve checked all the cooking life hacks ourselves and think you’ll start to use these in your daily routine as soon as possible.
A lid can be secured on the pot.
While cooking, we have to frequently remove the lid from the pot, and it’s at this moment that we start to look for a place to put it. If you put the lid with its handle facing down, the lid will roll around, but if you put it with the handle facing up, the condensation and/or grease might stain the countertop. Next time, place the lid onto the pot’s handle, hooking it over the rim with the edge. Don’t be scared — the overall construction will be stable, even if the pot is empty.
Apple cutters are suitable for chopping mushrooms.
It’s not only fruits that you can cut with an apple cutter but mushrooms as well. All you need to do is place the mushroom leg in the center of the cutter and press down.
You can also chop mushrooms on the skewer.
Another way to chop a large number of mushrooms is to place them on a skewer and cut the heads by pressing a knife down them. Once you reach the skewer, turn it over and continue cutting on the other side.
Bags and bottles can be used for storing bulk products.
If you’ve run out of containers for storing dry products, or if you’re going on a hike and don’t want to carry an extra container with you, pour cereal or sugar into a plastic bag, cut off the top of a water bottle, or any other plastic beverage bottle, and pull the top of the bag through the bottleneck. Unfold the edge of the bag and screw the lid over the top.
You don’t need to ditch the ring from vegetable oil bottles.
Oftentimes, we throw away the ring when we open another bottle of vegetable oil. However, it can help us save the product. All you need to do is push it with the loop down and secure it on one of the teeth on the lid, leaving only a small slit. It will make the oil pour out as a thin trickle, not a thick stream.
Lettuce, cucumbers, and lemons can be freshened up with regular water.
You can freshen up slightly faded lettuce by placing it into a container with ice-cold water. After several minutes, the leaves will become crispy and bright. You can do the same thing with cucumbers or with half a lemon.
You can cut kiwis with a mixer whisk.
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You can cut the insides of a kiwi quickly and neatly with the help of a regular mixer whisk. Cut the fruit in half, press it with the whisk, and rotate it inside the fruit. After it’s done, remove the whisk.
You will get perfect fried eggs if you separate the whites from the yolks.
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If you don’t like fried eggs with “snotty” yolk, don’t break the whole egg over the frying pan. First, separate the white and the yolk, then place the white on the pan. After the white fries a bit, carefully pour the yolk over it.
Baby carrots can be peeled with foil.
It’s easy to peel baby carrots by rolling a regular sheet of foil into a ball and rubbing the vegetable with it.
You can secure a thermometer on a pan with a clip.
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Sometimes it’s necessary to control the temperature of a liquid during cooking, but it’s very inconvenient to hold a thermometer with your hand. The good news is that it can be secured to the pot with a clip.
A fork can help you drip the water from a bag of boiled rice.
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It’s easy to get rid of excess liquid from a bag of boiled rice if you secure it with a fork to the kitchen faucet. This will drain all the brew straight into the drain, and you won’t have to hold the bag.
Have you come across any life hacks that leave you with no other choice than to exclaim, “That’s genius!”?