15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro

15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro

There are several tricks that
can help us save our time and effort and keep food fresh for longer. And this
article is just about these hacks. We bet everyone likes tips that teach us to
heat food evenly in a microwave, store glass bottles in a way that they don’t
take up too much space, and peel things quickly.
Bright Side encourages you to
try these kitchen hacks and let us know if they were useful for you.
15. Keep eggs fresh.

15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
You can store eggs for a
longer period of time if you smear them with vegetable oil before placing them
in the fridge.
14. Peel eggs faster.

15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
There are several ways to peel
boiled eggs. Here’s one of them: crack each egg’s shell and put them in cold
water to cool down.

13. Extract a couple of lemon
juice drops.

15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro

So you don’t have to throw
away the fruit after using just a few drops of its juice, pierce the lemon with
a toothpick and push. Then tape the hole and put the fruit in the fridge.
12. Make soggy chips edible
again.



15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
If your chips have come into
contact with humid air or water, don’t throw them away right away.

  • Take a plate. Put a napkin or
    a kitchen towel on it and put your chips on top of it.
  • You can also cover them with
    another napkin. Then put it in a microwave oven for 30 seconds. Voila! Your
    chips are crispy again.
11. Make perfect eggs.

15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
You’ll need a jar lid ring.
Put it on a pan and crack an egg inside of it. Now it’s not going to spread all
over the pan, just don’t forget to remove the ring.
You can also use onion rings.

10. Store bottles correctly.


15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro

Use binder clips to fixate
your bottles horizontally in a fridge.
9. Keep tomatoes on top of
your sandwich.

15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
You have to cut ham into thin
slices so it’s easier to wrap the tomatoes in them. This way, they won’t slip
down your sandwich.

8. Cook grilled delicate fish.

15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
Just put your fish on an
improvised “carpet” made from lemons. The fish won’t stick to your grill and
it’ll have a nice lemon flavor.
7. Make plastic wrap easier to
deal with.



15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
When we try to wrap our food
with this plastic film, it usually curls up, sticks to everything, and so on.
To avoid fighting with your wrap, store it in the fridge to make it more
obedient.
6. Store spices in a
convenient way.



15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
Use tic tac packs to store
spices. They are convenient, small, and it’s easy to open and close them.

5. Freeze a piece of bacon.

15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
If you have too much bacon and
don’t want it to go bad, freeze it. Fold a strip of parchment paper into an
accordion to easily freeze individual bacon slices and then put it in the
freezer.
4. Keep greens fresh and
bright.



15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
Wash and dry out your
products. Put them at the bottom of a plastic bag, fill it with air, and tie it
up. This method will help you keep your greens actually green.
3. Sharpen a knife.


15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
If you don’t have a special
knife sharpener, you can use an ordinary ceramic cup. Put it upside down and
slide your knife forward several times.
Of course, if your knife is
expensive and high quality, it’s better to not put it at risk and just go buy a
knife sharpener.
2. Prevent your cutting board
from sliding.



15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
Put a wet napkin under your
cutting board and it won’t “run away.”
1. Heat your food evenly in a
microwave.

15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
To heat your food evenly,
spread it in a circle around the outer edge of the plate and leave the center
empty.
Bonus: The secret feature of a
cutting board

15 Easy Kitchen Hacks to Help You Cook Better Than a Pro
You’ve seen those elongated
holes on cutting boards, right? We usually use them as handles, but here’s
another way to use them: the hole allows you to sweep your cut vegetables into
a bowl so that the pieces don’t “get away.”
Were any of these life hacks
useful? Would you like to add anything to the list?







SOURCE: BRIGHTSIDE
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.