The following tips can be really handy if you want to keep your kitchen crystal clear. They will help you prolong your produce’s shelf life and show you how to clean your pots and pans easily besides many other things.
1. Prevent the growth of bacteria in dairy products
This tip will help you prolong the shelf life of cottage cheese and sour cream – turn the container upside down in the fridge, and the vacuum effect will prevent bacteria from growing.
2. Extend the shelf life of fresh veggies
Put some paper towels on the refrigerator shelf and they will soak the excess moisture, keeping your veggies fresh for longer.
3. Fresh eggs
If you’re not sure that the eggs you’ve bought are fresh, here’s a nice trick: put them in a bowl of water and observe– if they are fresh, they will sink to the bottom right away.
4. Keep brown sugar from getting hard
In order to prevent brown sugar from getting hard you should keep it in your fridge, but if it’s already hardened, soften in by placing it in a sealed bag with a slice of bread and an apple.
5. Prevent salt from getting hard
Put a few grains of rice in your salt shaker, and it will absorb the moisture effectively.
6. Prevent dry cheese
If you want to keep your cheese fresh, rub it with some oil or butter.
7. Keep your butter fresh
If you have stored a piece of butter in your freezer, put it in a zipper bag to prevent it from absorbing odors from other foods.
8. Reviving flat champagne
If your bottle of champagne has become flat, put 1-2 raisins in it to make it bubbly again.
9. Converting pudding into mousse
Make the pudding with whipped cream instead of milk or water and you’ll get a nice mousse.
10. Reverse crystallized honey to its natural color
Honey never spoils, but if it gets crystallized, you should put the jar in some warm water until it returns to normal.
11. Over salted soup
Add raw potatoes or apples in your over salted soup and boil them for 10 minutes so they can soak up the excess salt. After that, remove them from the pot. If the method didn’t work, add some sugar, vinegar or water to the soup.
12. Saving sinewy meat
Marinate the meat in beer, vinegar or tomato juice, lemon, papaya or pineapple – these ingredients contain enzymes which will save your meat from becoming sinewy, but if the method doesn’t work, use a pizza knife to gently cut it.
13. Get rid of excess fat in the soup
If your soup turned out too fatty, put a bowl of it in your fridge for 30 minutes and you can take the fat out with ease. If you’re in a hurry, put a couple ice cubes in the bowl and remove them once you notice the fat around them. A piece of lettuce should also be able to absorb the excess fat.
14. Improve the taste of burnt milk
If you burned your milk, add a pinch of salt in it and the unpleasant smell will quickly vanish.
15. Make your fruit ripe
If you want to ripen fruit overnight, put it in a paper bag along an apple, which will accelerate the ripening process.
16. Save burnt sauce
If you burned your sauce, add a teaspoon of peanut butter in the cup and it will eliminate the unpleasant taste.
17. Get rid of the unpleasant smell of plastic containers
Plastic containers tend to smell unpleasant even when you wash them. But, here’s a nice trick which will help you eliminate the unpleasant smell: fill them with newspaper and the odor will disappear!
18. Save a burnt pan
To clean a burnt pan, sprinkle some baking soda along 4-5 teaspoons of salt, then pour some water in and leave the pan overnight. Wash the pan in the morning and it will be cleaner than ever.
19. Cleaning stainless steel
Use alcohol to clean your stainless steel dishes – just put some on a cloth and rub the dish.
20. Polishing copper
Ketchup can help you polish copper – put some on a piece of cloth and polish your copper items easily. You will be amazed by the results!