Not everyone is going to be good at cooking. Some of us just don’t have the knack to whip up a gourmet meal. In fact, cooking eggs and making instant noodles could be a chore on its own. As shown in the image above, sometimes boiling water could be a hassle in and of itself.
That’s why it is important to set a timer and to never leave the stove top unattended! On the other hand, for some other individuals cooking up an aesthetic and tasty meal is easy and fun. But for those of us who are less ‘culinary-inclined’ here are several kitchen tips that could save you some time and some hair (from pulling out your hair due to excessive frustration.)
Portion control, keeping a kitchen counter sparkling clean, properly sealing food…these are just some of the kitchen and cooking hacks that you’ll learn to implement into your lifestyle after you read this list.
Read more to find out.
Get your hands on some double sided sticky tape and stick one side onto a wooden clip. Attach the wooden clip onto any cupboard or surface and you have a hook for any kitchen utensils that you might have.
Cut a tiny slit into a cork and you can transform a regular cork into a clip for your potato chips, candies or any other packages.
You can freeze olive oil along with some thyme or cilantro so that you can just pop a cube onto a pan whenever you decide to cook up some steak or eggs!
Instead of buying generic breading for your meats, you can put some corn flakes or cereal into a Ziploc bag and mash them up to create your own delicious breading.
For those of us who love corn, there is a quick and delicious way to get some fresh corn. Simply cut off one end and then just squeeze the other end to have the corn pop right out. No need for peeling anymore!
Portion control is the key to weight loss or weight gain. Instead of a food scale, you can use a simple jar to measure out exactly one serving of spaghetti noodles.
You can use toothpaste (only the white minty ones, none of that gel toothpaste) to clean any metallic or silvery surface in your kitchen. It will leave the surface looking sparkling clean!
Stick some cloves of garlic into a big metal tub and then put a lid on it in order to shake it up. This will cause the garlic to separate from its soft shell.
In order to get easy access to your butter and slice off the perfect chunk, all you need is to heat up a hot glass and place it over the butter like a dome. That way, the butter will be warm and susceptible to being easily sliced off.
Nowadays we get most of our recipes on the internet, so in order to protect our phones from any cookie crumbs or Cheetos dust, just wrap your phone up in saran wrap and scroll through fingerprint-free!
In order to get some perfectly cut tomatoes, place the cherry tomatoes on a plate and then place another plate on top of the tomatoes to make a plate sandwich. Run a knife through the middle and cut all the tomatoes perfectly in half all at once.
Do you have those jars that can never get unstuck? All you have to do is stick some duct tape on the lid and yank hard and watch the lid go flying.
Here is a quick and efficient way to find out if your eggs are fresh. If they sink, you’re in the clear, but if they float to the top then avoid!
If you want to vacuum seal your food for a low cost then place your meats or veggies into a Ziploc bag, leave a little hole at the top, and sink it into a tub of cold water and watch it suck out all the air and create your very own vacuum seal.
A simple way to separate eggs and yolks would be to take an empty water bottle and suck out the yolks. Place the opening of the empty bottle on top of the yolk and squeeze the empty bottle in order to vacuum up the egg yolks.
This is a quick and efficient guide for how long you have to boil an egg in order to get it to the consistency that you want.