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6 Out of The Box Kitchen Hacks That You Need To Know

2 May 2017 Liza

In today’s world where we have cheat codes for games and shortcuts for just about anything, one main aspect of our life that we really need all the hacks that we can get is ‘cooking’.

With our household responsibilities and careers and social life, it’s getting more and more difficult. So, here’s a list of 6 ideas that will definitely make things easier for you.

1. Customize your ChopStick

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Not all of us can eat with chopsticks like a pro and if you want to avoid looking clumsy and stupid, here’s a great tip for you.

Take a clothespin, remove the coil and place it in your chopsticks so that they are attached at the top and the lower part moves about easily. This way, you don’t have to deal with holding the sticks together and can eat your Chinese food with ease.

2. Itchy Skin? Bananas To The Rescue

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Banana peels are popular ingredients while making face packs at home. They are known to make skin better and heal the skin. Banana skins are also useful to deal with itching skin. Rubbing a peel of banana against your skin can make the itching stop and also heal wounds.

3. Shakers With Mason Jars

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If you’re someone who has trouble with pouring food out in limited quantities from jars with big lids, then this is something that can help you. Restaurant equipment toronto presents this amazing trick to the readers who need some home made shakers.

Cut out the pour spout of a container. We get these containers everyday when we purchase different cartons. Instead of throwing them away, cut the pour spouts out in the size a little less than the lid of your Mason Jar, attach it on the inside of the lid and close it.

Your snack shaker is now ready and you can give it to your kids or use it when you’re travelling.

4. Soften Your Brown Sugar

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When your brown sugar hardens due to air entering the containers, the easiest way to soften them is to keep them in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds. If the sugar is extremely hard, then covering it with a moist paper towel before heating can help. Once it is back to its powdery form, it can be stored again in air tight containers.

5. DIY Disposable Funnel

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Cut out a corner of a normal envelope and cut out the point, making a small hole in the center, making it look like a funnel.

Make the hole bigger or smaller according to your needs and use the funnel to pour salt into containers without spilling.

6. Stop Onions From Making You Cry

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By sprinkling a little bit of vinegar on the surface where you cut your onions, you can stop onions from burning your eyes and tearing you up. This is because vinegar acts against the chemical reactions that causes onions to burn your eyes. If you also want to know how to cut an onion in a simple way, watch the last hack in the video.

To see how to use all the above tricks, watch the following video:

Note: Images used in this article are taken from the video embedded above.

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