Here’s a list of cool kitchen hacks that will change the way you cook and will make kitchen life easier.
Rub some toothpaste on your fingers to get rid of the odor
Got your hands smelling like garlic and onions after cutting? Problem solved! Rub a bit of toothpaste for about 30 seconds and rinse to make the strong odors go away. The chemical that cleans and freshens your teeth and mouth can also do the same for your skin.
Freezer friendly: Keep your garlic and onion powder dry as long as possible in the cold
Don’t you get pissed off when you reach for your garlic powder, only to find out it has become hard as a rock. Prevent this from happening by storing your garlic and onion powder inside the freezer.
Avoid tearing up when cutting onions by using a sharp knife
Cutting onions can be a bit of a drama. The best thing you can do is to use a sharp knife to slice it. Dull knives tend to bruise the vegetable more causing the natural chemical in onions to release making you tear up.
Use a teaspoon to easily peel ginger
Save time and effort by using a teaspoon to scrape the skin of the ginger. Trust us, it’s easier and safer rather than using a knife. Plus, you’ll also get more from the ginger. See? It’s a win-win situation!
Save that cooked pasta from drying out in the ref with plastic zipper bags
Got a lot of leftover cooked pasta? Don’t worry, your noodles won’t dry out if you store in the refrigerator after sealing them in plastic zipper bags. Just blanch them in boiling water to reheat. The noodles can stay up to two weeks, plenty of time for you to make another batch of spaghetti sauce.
Microwave trick: Get more juices out of your citrus
Place the lemons or limes in the microwave for ten seconds to warm them up. Let it cool for a bit then roll it back and forth under your hand to release the juices. Cut them up in wedges then squeeze away!
Don’t throw away those used citruses
Did you just recently use a bunch of calamansi or lemon? Don’t throw away their rinds! Turn them into something useful like ref deodorizers. Keep them in an uncovered container and place them in the corner of the refrigerator. Don’t forget to switch them occasionally with fresh citrus rinds.