Cooking your meals is a much healthier choice compared to eating out. But it is not always simple-or enjoyable. Here is a list of the top 10+ kitchen hacks to make cooking easier and funnier.
1. Make Scrambled Eggs In The Microwave
Take a mug and apply some nonstick spray to it. Break a couple of eggs inside. Top it up with a splash of water or milk, sprinkle some pepper and salt, then mix it using a fork. Microwave at an interval of 30 seconds, mixing after each, for 90 seconds, and 12 grams of protein-strong breakfast is served.
2. A Trick To Check If The Eggs Are Safe For Eating
This is one of the most useful hacks among the top 12 kitchen life hacks that we are going to discuss here. Confused about whether the eggs are safe for consumption or not? There is a trick to confirm if the eggs are safe for eating.
How to do: Put a raw egg inside a bowl filled with cold water. If the egg goes down at the bottom of the bowl and remains there, this means the egg is fresh. On the other hand, if the top portion of the egg points upwards, this means the egg is about 2 to 3 weeks old. It is still safe for consumption.
3. Create An Orange Candle
This hack is for the place settings, and not for the preparation of food, but involves food though. Have you ever thought of grabbing an orange instead of grabbing a candle and putting it on the dining table?
Yes, oranges can be made into candles, and very easily too. Start by slicing the oranges into two halves. Do not slice the part where there is steam- that part is meant for “wick” inside the orange, so you should slice the orange perpendicularly. Next, remove the flesh, but be careful not to remove the part that sticks out inside where the stem is connected. This will become the wick of the candle. Now, pour some oil into half part of the orange, Olive oil is great for this purpose. Then, using a lighter, you light the wick of the candle. You will get a half orange in the form of a candle, burning the oil.
4. How To Avoid Potatoes From Rotting
The idea of restricting food waste is nowadays useful and trending. And items like potatoes need special attention to avoid sprouting. Store them with an apple and make sure you do not have onions nearby. It is better to store potatoes in a cool, dark place.
Save your grater from deep cleaning- One of the most used hacks among these 12 kitchen hacks is cleaning a grater. If you are tired of cleaning a grater, using a piece of regular plastic or polyethylene can help you out. Cover your cooking tool with it and start rubbing the products that you want to grate. After that, you can just throw the plastic, and no need to wash your grater.
5. Remove The Skin Of A Kiwi Using A Spoon
This trick is useful if your kiwi is ripened. First, slice the ends of the fruit. Slide a spoon below the skin and run it around the fruit, keeping it as close to its skin as possible without breaking the skin.
6. Use An Egg Slicer For Cutting Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Evenly
This small kitchen tool is not just meant for cutting hard-boiled eggs, but you can use it for slicing kiwis, strawberries, and mushrooms too. With this kitchen tool, slicing becomes a two-minute job.
7. Freeze Leftover Wine And Broth In An Ice Cube Tray
Do not throw the rest of the wine or allow it to oxidize in the fridge for several weeks. Pour the leftover wise inside an ice cube tray, cover it with a plastic wrap to keep away the ice crystals, and freeze. Tomorrow, you will have one-ounce sections that you can pop out and add to soups, sauces, and risottos for a nearly instant depth of taste.
8. Prepare A Cake In A Mug
Have you ever tried baking a cake in a mug? Yes, you can. Coat a ramekin or mug with a nonstick spray, then break an egg inside. Mix it until you get an even consistency, then combine in ¼ cup of Nutella or nut butter. Microwave this for 60 seconds and your healthy, tasty dessert is ready!
9. Use A Muffin Tin To Store Mise En Place
Slicing and then dicing the ingredients before you start to cook is a tried-and-tested chef strategy so that you can stick to the recipe timeline and avoid over or undercooking any of the ingredients. Read the recipe and prepare the ingredients as per the instructions. As each ingredient is recipe-ready, keep it inside a muffin tin cavity. When your mise en place gets complete, carry the tin from the cutting board to your cooking area and you are all set for a quick-fire challenge.
10. Serving Hot Food Items On A Warm Plate
You must wash your dishes just before having dinner. Run the plates under piping hot water and then wipe them using a clean dish towel, then instantly top it with your hot dish. Alternatively, you can keep a stack of plates or even bowls in the microwave and heat it for about 30 seconds.
11. Roll, Tuck, And Then Chill The Pastry
Chill your dough before you start baking as this will allow the gluten to relax and the fat to get firm after you have worked with that. Do not work hard with rolling out the rock-hard dough. Instead, combine the dough, roll it out and then keep it in your pie pan before you keep it inside the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Fill, bake, and then enjoy your less-fat dessert.