20 Kitchen Tips And Tricks No One Ever Told You About
20 kitchen tricks, which will make your life much easier. We are going to show you how to extend the freshness of the fruits and vegetables and we will also show you the best way to clean your pans, and much more.
Just read the article bellow and you will find out.
1# Prevent the growth of bacteria in dairy products
You can use this trick for both cottage cheese and sour cream. The thing is neither of the two has a long shelf life, so this simple trick will help you extend their shelf life. What you do is place the cottage cheese or sour cream container in the fridge upside down. By doing so, you actually create a vacuum effect thus preventing the growth of bacteria that spoil the food.
2# Extend the shelf life of fresh vegetables
Here’s what you need to do – it’s very simple, you just have to put some paper towels on the shelf in the refrigerator. It will soak up the excess moisture and it will slow down the rotting process.
3# Be sure that the eggs are fresh
Put the eggs in a bowl filled with fresh water. The eggs will sink if they’re fresh. Otherwise, they’ll float on the water.
4# Preventing your salt from getting hard
Simply put some grains of rise in the salt. The rise will absorb moisture, and hence keep the salt from getting hard.
5# How to keep your brown sugar from getting all hard and crumbly
The best way to keep your brown sugar is in the fridge as it doesn’t get hard in this way. However, then you can, if it’s already hardened, soften it by placing a sealed bag with a slice of fresh bread and an apple. You will be amazed by the results.
6# Keep Your Cheese Fresh
Just rub the surface of your cheese with oil or butter to stop it from drying and leaving cracks in it.
7# Keep Your Butter Fresh
Put your butter in a zipper-bag to avoid tainting it. Leave it in your refrigerator as it can stay there without deterioration for up to 6 months.
8# Revive flat champagne
Now, we are going to show you how to make your champagne fizz again. So, if your champagne is flat and it doesn’t have any bubbles, then you should try this simple trick – it’s very simple, you just have to put 1-2 raisins in it, few minutes before you use it.
9# Convert the pudding into muss
It’s very simple – you just have to make the pudding with whipped cream, instead of milk or water.
10# Reverse crystallized honey to its natural color
Did you know that honey is the only ingredient in the world that doesn’t spoil? But, if your honey gets crystalized, you should put the honey jar in war water – until it becomes clear and your problem will be solver.
11# Save over salted soup
Here’s what you need to do – just add some raw potatoes or apples in your soup and they will absorb the extra salt. then, you need to boil them for 10 minutes and remove it from heat. After that, you need to remove the potatoes or the apples from the soup. But, if this trick didn’t work for you – then you should add some sugar or vinegar in it. And your last option would be to add some water or unsalted soup in it.
12# Save sinewy meat
Marinate the meat with the following ingredients: beer, vinegar or tomato juice, lemon, papaya or pineapple. These ingredients contain enzymes or acids which will help you save your sinewy meat. If this doesn’t thick fails, then gently cut the meat using a pizza knife.
13# Get rid of the excess fat in the soup
Don’t waste your soup if it has too much fat in it. Just put a bowl of soup in the fridge for half an hour, and then remove the layer of fat from the soup. If you are in a hurry simply add some ice cubes in the soup and remove them when they get coated with fat. Alternatively, put a piece of lettuce to absorb the excess fat. Remove it when it becomes soft.
14# Improve the taste of burned milk
Just add a pinch of salt in burned milk to neutralize the bad smell.
15# Make your fruit ripe
If you want to ripen your fruits overnight, simply put them in a paper bag. Include an apple in the bag as well. The apple emits ethylene gas which speeds up the ripening process.
16# Save the burned sauce
Add a teaspoon of peanut butter in a cup of your burned source. This will effectively neutralize the burned taste.
17# Getting rid of the unpleasant smell of plastic containers
Plastic containers have a tendency of absorbing bad smell even after a thorough washing. To get rid of the unpleasant smell, fill them with a newspaper, which will soak the bad smell, and get rid of it.
18# Savie a burned pan
Mix some baking soda with 4-5 teaspoons of salt. Then, cover your pan with water and leave it overnight. In the morning, wash your pan clean.
19# The best way to clean stainless steel
Just soak a piece of cloth in alcohol. and use it to eliminate stains on your stainless steel items.
20# Polishing copper
Simply sprinkle some ketchup on your kitchenware. Use a piece of cloth to clean it up, and the results will amaze you.