24 Quick Kitchen Tricks You May not Know
I’m always on the lookout for kitchen tricks or tips to make my kitchen time fun. Here are a few I have come across during my search and I couldn’t wait to share them with you guys! So, here are some
Twenty-four Kitchen Tricks that will Help You Around the Kitchen.
1.Fixing an Over Salted Soup
If you happen to over-salt a pot of soup then this trick is just for you. To fix, just drop in a peeled potato. The potato will absorb the excess salt.
2.Keep Your Egg Shells from Cracking
When boiling eggs, add a pinch of salt to keep the shells from cracking.
3.Preserve Your Vegetables for Longer with this Simple Trick
Never put citrus fruits (Oranges, Lemons, limes, etc) or tomatoes in the fridge. The low temperatures degrade the aroma and flavor of these fruits.(That’s why our tomatoes don’t last
in the fridge)
4.Salt to the Rescue
To clean iron cooking ware, don’t use detergents. Just scrub them with salt and a clean, dry paper towel.
5.Keep Air-tight Containers Smelling Fresh
When storing empty airtight containers, throw in a pinch of salt to keep them from getting stinky.
6.Get the Burnt Taste Out of Gravy
If you are making gravy(stew) and accidentally burn it, just pour it into a clean pan and continue cooking it. Add sugar a little at a time, tasting as you go to avoid ‘over-sugaring’ it. The sugar will cancel out the burned taste.
7.Get the Burnt Taste and Smell Out of Your Rice
Burned a pot of rice? Just place a piece of white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to draw out the burned flavour. Be careful not to scrape the burned pieces off of the bottom of the pan when serving the rice.
8.Keep Your Hands from Absorbing the Hotness of Pepper
Before you chop fresh red peppers, rub a little vegetable oil into your hands and your skin won’t absorb the spiciness.
9.How to Check the Freshness of Your Eggs
This is one if the simplest kitchen tricks you can employ to check how fresh your eggs are.
If you aren’t sure how fresh your eggs are, place them in about four inches of water. Eggs that stay on the bottom are fresh. If only one end tips up, the egg is less fresh and should be used soon. If it floats, it’s past the fresh stage.
10.Keep Insects Away
To banish ants from the kitchen, find out where they are coming in and cover the hole with petroleum jelly(Vaseline). Ants won’t trek through the jelly. If they are coming under a door, draw a line on the floor with chalk. The little bugs also won’t cross a line of chalk.
11.Storing Your Fruits the Proper Way
Don’t store your bananas in a bunch or in a fruit bowl with other fruits. Separate your bananas and place each in a different location.
Bananas release gases which cause fruits (including other bananas) to ripen quickly. Separating them will keep them fresh longer.
More helpful kitchen tricks for you…
12.Simple Kitchen Trick to Preserve Your Potatoes for Longer
To keep potatoes from budding in the bag, put an apple in with them.
13.A Simple Trick to Cut Down on Kitchen Waste
If you manage to have some leftover wine, cocktail drinks at the end of the evening, freeze it in ice cube trays for easy addition to sauces in the future.
14.Dual Use for Your Food!
After boiling pasta or potatoes, cool the water and use it to water your house plants. The water contains nutrients that your plants will love.
15.Get Your Meat Defrosted Faster
When defrosting meat from the freezer, pour some vinegar over it. Not only does it tenderize the meat; it will also bring down the freezing temperature of the meat and cause it to thaw quicker.
16.Peel Onions without Tears
Do you cry while peeling off onions, then try this. After peeling off your onions, refrigerate the onions for at least five minutes, then dice it. You will be glad you did.
17.Brighten Up Dull-looking Aluminum
For aluminium pans that are looking dull, just boil some apple peels in them. This will brighten up the aluminum and make your house smell yummy.
If your salt is becoming lumpy, put a few grains of rice in with it to absorb excess moisture.
19.Aloe Vera to the Rescue
Always keep an aloe vera plant in your kitchen. It’s invaluable when you scrape your arm or burn your finger. Just break off a leaf and rub the gel from the inside on the injury.
20.Correcting a Greasy Soup or Sauce
When making a soup or sauce, that ends up too fatty or greasy, drop in an ice cube. The ice will attract the fat, which you can then scoop out. This works wonders
21.Remove Old Flavour from Used Oil
To reuse cooking oil without tasting whatever was cooked in the oil previously, cook a 1/4″ piece of ginger in the oil. It will remove any remaining flavors and odors.
22.Preserve Your Milk for Longer
If your milk always goes bad before you can finish it, try adding a pinch of salt to the carton when you first open it. This simple kitchen trick will make it stay fresh days longer.
23.A Simpler Way to Separate Stuck Glasses
If two drinking glasses become stuck together after stacking, it’s not impossible to unstick them. Just put ice in the inner glass and dunk the outer glass in warm water. The warm glass will expand and the cold glass will contract, making the glasses separate easily.
24.Quick Solution to Splinters Under the Fingernails
For splinters under the fingernail, soaking the affected finger in a bowl of milk with a piece of bread in it, it will help to draw out the splinter.