Even if you don’t cook you may find these simple hacks simply amusing. Check out the list below and try them on the next time you’re in the kitchen.
Here’s the easiest and quickest way to cut a WHOLE lot of cherry tomatoes in half in one go:
2. And fresh herbs are no problem at all for that handy old pizza cutter you never use.
3. Chop your potatoes with ease using an apple slicer. Heck, it’s so perfect for the job, they should call them potato slicers instead.
4. The easiest way to separate the egg yolk from the rest is with a plastic bottle. Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!
5. Actually, it works really well with wet hands as well.
6. And, since we’re talking about it, wet hands are also really useful for picking shells out of cracked eggs as well.
7. Get crystal clear ice cubes that will impress any guest you have over for drinks by boiling your water before freezing it.
8. You can remove the shell from a hard boiled egg in seconds by putting it in a cup with some cold water and shaking it vigorously. Plus, it’s kind of fun.
9. After boiling a potato, make a shallow cut all the way around it and the skin should come off quickly and easily.
10. Oh, by the way… if you throw an apple in with your potatoes, it’ll keep them from sprouting.
11. When you’re cutting peppers, start at the bottom and cut towards the top to avoid all those nasty seeds.
12. I can’t believe you don’t know about this already, but the easiest way to remove the pit from an avocado is just to stick it with a big, sharp blade then twist.
13. Oh, and while you’re at it, just dice it right in the shell and scoop out your perfect avocado pieces with a spoon.
14. Apropos avocado… If you take the stem off you can peek underneath to see how ripe it is.
15. Remove the stem from a strawberry with a satisfying little push by using a straw.
16. Peel a mango in no time at all by pushing it against the edge of a glass. It even comes with a built-in mango receptacle.
17. If your coffee is too bitter, you can make it drinkable again by adding in a little salt.
18. And you’ll never again have to scrub off burnt-on stains from your stove top if you just lay a wooden spoon across the top of your boiling pot.