20 Kitchen Tips and Tricks No One Ever Told You About

This article is solely devoted to every house-woman and house-man and making their lives easier with these simple yet helpful tips that we have gathered here. So, let’s begin!

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1. Prevent the spread and growth of bacteria in dairy products

This tip applies to both cottage cheese and sour cream. To extend their short shelf life simply place them upside down in your fridge. This gives off a vacuum effect that stifles the growth of bacteria.

Extend the shelf life of fresh vegetables

For this you just need to put paper towels on the shelf in the refregirator and boom! It is done!

How to be sure that the eggs are fresh

Put the eggs in a bowl filled with water. The fresh eggs will sink and the bad rotten eggs will float.

How to keep your brown sugar from getting all hard and crumbly

It is simple. Just keep the sugar in the fridge. And if it is already hard and crumbly then put a slice of bread and apple in the container. You will be astonished!

How to keep your salt from getting hard

This one is really simple. Just put a few grains of rice in it and the rice will absorb all the moisture thus leaving the salt dry.

How to prevent dry cheese

Just rub the cheese over with some oil or butter. This will prevent it to get dry and crusty. Its a simple yet effective trick.

How to keep your butter fresh

The butter can sit in your fridge for up to 6 months. That is if you keep it in a zipped bag to prevent it from catching the odor of other foods.

How to revive flat champagne

In order to bubble-up that flat champagne, just put a 1 or 2 raisins in it just a few minutes before you serve it. Nothing complicated but it yet again – effective.

How to convert the pudding into muss

This one is so easy – Instead of making the pudding with milk or water, make it with whipped cream and its done! Enjoy yourr tasty snack.

How to reverse crystalized honey to its natural color

The ultimate problem solver for this is to put your honey jar into some water. And voila!

How to save over salted soup

Adding a few raw potatoes or apples into the soup will result in them absorbing the extra salt. If this doesn’t work for you, you can always add some sugar and vinegair in it too!

How to save sinewy meat

You need to marinate the sinewy meat with : beer, vinegar, tomato juice, papaya and lemon. And the simpler solution is to cut your meat with a pizza knife carefully.

Get rid of the excess fat in the soup

Put your soup bowl in the fridge for about 30 minutes and the layer of fat will freeze on top of the soup bowl. You can remove it afterwards and enjoy your soup.

How to improve the taste of burned milk

If you got a bad burnt milk you can add just a small pinch of salt to it and it will cause the bad smell to go away.

How to make your fruit ripe

Put your fruits in a paper bag and put an apple in as well. The apple will result in emitting ethylene gas and it will speed up the ripening process.

How to save the burned sauce

If you get some burned sauce, dont stress about it! Just add a tablespoon of peanut butter and it will help make the burned taste go away. Isn’t peanut butter just amazing?

How to get rid of the unpleasant smell of plastic containers

Here is what you need to do. Fill up the containers with news papers. The papers will  absorb the bad odor, but before you use them you need to wash them carefully again.

How to save a burned pan

Before you throw away your pan, this is how you can give it another shot. Sprinkle some baking soda and four spoons of salt in it. Then fill it with water and let it rest overnight. The results will shock you!

The best way to clean stainless steel

Use alcohol. Put the alcohol on a piece of cloth and it is going to clean any stain you have on the steel.

How to polish copper

I know this is going to sound weird but just use ketchup.  Pour some ketchup on a piece of cloth and do the cleaning. The end result is amazing, trust me.

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