I’m always looking for extra ways that I can have an easy time in the kitchen and save time cooking up a storm! Which is why I decided to put all my hacks into one place for you all to read and hopefully learn something new! A big shout out to my mum and nan however for giving me a few of these hacks!
So let’s get started and let me know in the comments how many of these you already knew about or maybe which one is your favourite and you’re going to start using in your kitchen to help you save more time!
- Put your cling film in the fridge so it’s easier to use!
- Gently place raw eggs in a bowl of cold water to see if they’ve gone bad. If the egg sinks to the bottom, it’s a okay. If it floats, it has gone to egg heaven.
- Take out seeds from vegetables such as squash and pumpkin with an ice cream scoop. Because the edge of the scoop is sharp, it cuts through inside of the squash easier than your hand or a regular spoon.
- Ditch the peeler when dealing potatos! Boil the potatos and then give them an ice bath. The skin will seperate from the potato and you can pick it right off!
- Peel multiple hardboiled eggs at a time by shaking them in a lidded container. The eggs won’t be pretty, but they will be ready for an egg salad much quicker.
- Prevent your pots and pans from boiling over by placing a wooden spoon across a pot. Wood doesn’t conduct heat, the hot water strays away from the handle.
- No muffin liners? No problem! Use 5-inch squares of parchment paper instead. To help the paper stick better, spray each well first; I use frylight! Then press the squares into each hole, folding the sides as needed to create flat walls. Plus, the makeshift liners look pretty darn fancy with those popped collars, so give it a try!
- When reheating pizza or other food, place a cup of water in the microwave to add moisture to the air (therefore keeping the food from drying out).
- When wooden spoons don’t exactly look, or smell like they used to; boil them in a pot of water and leave them lying in the sun to dry.
- Fed up of peeling your oranges? Stick them in the microwave for 15 seconds and the job becomes a lot easier!
- Freeze fresh herbs, making ice cubes. Then add them to your dinner as it cooks, the herb is fresh and added water instead of oil.
- Quickly cut up potatos with an apple cutter! Takes seconds and you’ll save much time!
There we have it, 12 kitchen hacks that are going to save you so much time and money you won’t believe you never used them before! Maybe you already do all 12? If so tell me which one happens to be your favourite!
Have I missed something? Let me know and maybe I’ll have to make a second blog post to let people know about even more hacks! In the mean time check out my free from recipes and cook yourself up a treat soon!
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