Kitchen Tips – 17 Top Tips

Kitchen Tips - 17 Top Tips

Some of my favorite kitchen tips to make some common chores easier. These tips will help you get some hard job done a little bit easier.

  1. Kitchen Shears: Use them for cutting pizza, trimming fat off meat or poultry. Use Shears instead of a knife to cut apart a whole chicken, or separate ribs.
  2. How to crack an egg: Strike the egg on a flat surface, the egg will separate easily without any eggshells getting into the dish.
  3. To test if a dish is microwave safe: Put the dish in the microwave next to a glass of water. Turn the microwave on for one minute. If the water is cool and the dish is warm, don’t use it in the microwave.
  4. How to find if an egg is hard-boiled: Place egg on counter top and spin it. If it spins round and round it is hard-boiled. If it wobbles and will not spin, it is raw.
  5. How to decide if an egg is fresh: Place egg in a container of cool salted water. If it sinks to the bottom it is fresh. If it floats on top, toss the egg out, it is not fresh.
  6. How to clean a scorched or burnt pan: Sprinkle burnt pots with baking powder, adding just enough water to make a paste. Let stand for several hours, generally the burned part will lift right out of the pan.
  7. How to clean coffee stains: Remove tea or coffee stains from light covered cups by rubbing stained areas with salt and a little water, rinse.
  8. How to clean a stubborn stain out of a non-stick pan: Boil a mixture of 2 tablespoons baking powder, 1/2-cup vinegar and 1-cup water for 10 minutes. Re-season pan with vegetable oil.
  9. How to keep your grater clean: For a fast and simple clean up, rub vegetable oil on the grater before using.
  10. Clean excess grease from a roasting pan: Sprinkle the pan with salt, then wipe pan with a damp sponge or paper towel. Wash as usual
  11. Unclog a kitchen sink: Mix equal parts vinegar, salt and baking soda and pour solution down drain; let it sit one hour, then pour very hot water down the drain.
  12. How to easily peel and chop garlic: Store the garlic cloves in the freezer. Take out as much as you need and peel and chop while still frozen.
  13. How to keep garlic cloves from drying out: Store them in a bottle filled with cooking oil. After the garlic is used up, the oil can be used for garlic-flavored oil, or for salad dressing.
  14. How to save honey that has sugared: Place the jar in a pot of boiling water.
  15. Deodorize wooden bowls: Use a baking soda solution to deodorize and remove stains from wooden bowls.
  16. How to keep fresh corn yellow when cooking: Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the cooking water, a minute before you remove it from the stove.
  17. How to keep bacon from curling while cooking: Dip the strips in cold water before frying

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Patricia M. Hines

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