Kitchen Tips and Tricks you Should Know
Hello everyone. Today we are going to show you some kitchen tricks and tips that will make your life easier.
In this article we will show you how to clean your pans, extend the freshness of the fruits and veggies and much more.
How to prevent the growth of bacteria in dairy products
We all know that cottage cheese and sour cream have a short shelf life. Here is a way to make them last longer.
Please these products in a container and put them upside down in the fridge. This will create a vacuum effect that stifles the growth of bacteria.
Extend the shelf life of vegetables
You will need to put paper towels on the shelf in the fridge. The towel will soak the excess moisture and the rotting process will be slowed down.
How to know if the eggs are fresh
This is simple. Put some water in a large bowl and put the eggs in it. The fresh eggs will sink, and the bad will float. This trick is very simple but it is very effective.
How to keep your brown sugar from hardening and crumbling
First of all, if you keep your brown sugar in the fridge it won’t get hard. If it is already hard put a slice of fresh bread and apple in a sealed bag. Results are amazing.
How to keep the salty from getting hard
If you put a few grains of rice in the salt it will stop from getting hard. This is because the rice absorbs the moisture form the salt and prevents form getting hard.
How to prevent dry cheese
You should try this trick if your cheese dries too rapidly or starts making deep cracks across the surface, become hard. Rub the cheese with butter or oil. If you rub the cheese with butter press it deep into the cracks.
Keeping your butter fresh
When the butter is on sale don’t mind to buy more that you need. You can store the butter in the fridge for more than 6 months. Just make sure to put the butter in zipper-bag.
How to revive flat champagne
This trick is to make your champagne fizz again. When your champagne is flat all you need to do is to put 1-2 raisins in it, a few minutes before using it.
Convert the pudding into muss
This is easy. Make your pudding with whipped cream, instead of water or milk and you’re done.
Reverse crystalized honey
Many people know that the honey is the only ingredient in the world that doesn’t spoil. If your honey is crystalized all you have to do is to put the jar in warm water until the honey becomes clear and your problem is solved.
Save over salted soup
If you put raw potatoes or apples in the soup they will absorb the extra salt. Boil them for 10 minutes.
After that remove the apples and potatoes. If this doesn’t work try putting some sugar or vinegar in it.
Your last option is to put some water in you soup.
Saving sinewy meat
Get rid of the excess fat in the soup
If your soup has too much fat put it in a bowl and put it in the fridge for ½ hour. Then remove the fat layer from the soup.
If you are in a hurry put ice cubes and remove them as soon as the fat is around them. A piece of lettuce can absorb the excess fat.
Improve the taste of burned milk
When your milk is burned put a pinch of salt in it and the bad smell will disappear.
Make your fruit ripe
When you want to ripe your fruit overnight put them in a paper bag and put some apple in it. The ethylene gas from the apple will speed up the ripening process.
Saving burned sauce
Adding 1 tsp. of peanut butter in each cup of sauce. This will eliminate the burned taste and the result are amazing.
Getting rid of the smell of plastic containers
We all know that plastic containers usually absorb the bad smell even after washing. Fill them with newspaper to soak the bad smell and wash them before you use them.
How to save a burned pan
Sprinkle some baking soda and 4-5 tsp. of salt on the burned pan. Pour water in it and leave it overnight.
In the morning wash the pan. You will be amazed.
Way to clean stainless steel
Using alcohol is the best way to clean your stainless steel from stains. Put some alcohol on a piece of cloth and clean the area.
It may come as a surprise but the results are amazing. Sprinkle some ketchup on it and clean it with a piece of cloth.