In this article we are going to show you 20 kitchen tricks, which will make your life much easier. In this article we are going to show you how to extend the freshness of the fruits and vegetables. 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.
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.
Prevent the growth of bacteria in dairy products
You should know that this tip goes for both cottage cheese and sour cream – neither have a very long shelf life, so here a way to make them last longer. Simply place the cottage cheese or sour cream container in the fridge upside down. What does that do? By inverting the tub, it creates a vacuum effect that stifles the growth of bacteria that can cause the food to spoil
How to keep your brown sugar from getting all hard and crumbly
First of all, you should keep your brown sugar in the fridge and it won’t get hard. But, if it’s already hard, then you can soften it by placing a sealed bag with a slice of fresh bread and apple. You will be amazed by the results.
How to be sure that the eggs are fresh
Well, if you’re not sure that you’ve bought fresh eggs, then you should put them in a bowl filled with water. The fresh eggs will sink, and the bad eggs will float. You should definitely try this simple, but effective trick.
How to prevent dry cheese
If the cheese has dried too rapidly, causing the outer layers to become hard and to shrink, making large, deep cracks across the surface, then you should try this simple trick – just rub the cheese over with oil or butter. If using butter, press it deep into the cracks and rub it into the separated edges.
How to keep your salt from getting hard
This is very simple, but effective – you just have to put a few grains of rice in it. And now you probably ask yourself – how this works? Well, the rice absorbs the moisture and it prevents your salt from getting hard.
How to 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.
How to keep your butter fresh
If the butter is on sale, then you can buy more than you need and store it in the freezer. The butter can sit there for more than 6 months. Note: make sure you put it in a zipper-bag, so it won’t absorb the odor from other foods.
How to reverse crystalized 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.
How to convert the pudding into muss
It’s very simple – you just have to make the pudding with whipped cream, instead of milk or water.
How to save sinewy meat
Here’s what you need to do – you should marinate the meat with the following ingredients: beer, vinegar or tomato juice, lemon, papaya or pineapple. You should know that these ingredients contain enzymes or acids which will help you save your sinewy meat. But, if this doesn’t work for you – then you should gently cut the meat with a pizza knife.
How to 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.
How to improve the taste of burned milk
So, if you have burned milk – then you should add a pinch of salt in it and the bad smell will disappear.
Get rid of the excess fat in the soup
Don’t be sad if your soup has too much fat in it. So, if you have time – you should put a bowl of soup in the fridge for 30 minutes, and then you can remove the fat layer from the soup. But, if you are in a hurry – then you should put some ice cubes in the soup and remove them when you see that there’s fat around them. Or, you can put a piece of lettuce to absorb the excess fat. Remove it when it becomes soft.
How to save the burned sauce
If you have burned sauce, then you should add 1 tsp. of peanut butter in each cup. It will eliminate the burned taste. You will be amazed by the results.
How to make your fruit ripe
If you want to make your fruits ripe overnight, then you should put it in a paper bag and put an apple as well. The apple emits ethylene gas and it will speed up the ripening process.
How to save a burned pan
This is the best way to clean a burned pan – here’s what you need to do: you just have to sprinkle some baking soda and 4-5 tsp. of salt in it. Now, you need to pour enough water and leave it overnight. The next day, you can wash the pan. You will be amazed by the results.
How to get rid of the unpleasant smell of plastic containers
We all know that the plastic is porous, which means that these plastic containers usually absorb bad smell – even after washing. Here’s what you need to do – just fill them with a newspaper to soak up the bad odor. And make sure you wash them before you use them.
How to polish copper
You should use ketchup. Yes, ketchup – just sprinkle some ketchup on it and clean it with a piece of cloth. You will be amazed by the results. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family.
The best way to clean stainless steel
You should use alcohol. Alcohol will help you clean your stainless steel from all stains. Here’s what you need to do – just put some alcohol on a piece of cloth and clean the affected area.