If you want to have a clean kitchen always, here, we’re presenting you several very useful tricks that will simply amaze you!
1. Prevent the growth of bacteria in dairy products
Use it for sour cream as well as for cottage cheese. They don’t have a long shelf life, but this will help you make them last longer. Put the sour cream or cottage cheese container in the fridge upside down. This will create a vacuum effect that will decrease the growth of bacteria which actually cause the food to spoil.
2. Extend the shelf life of fresh vegetables
Just put some paper towels on the fridge shelf. They will soak up the excess of moisture and at the same time, they will slow down decay.
3. How to be sure that the eggs are fresh
Put an egg into a glass of water. If it’s bad it will float. Fresh eggs sink.
4. How to keep your brown sugar from getting all hard and crumbly
Keep brown sugar in your fridge! It’s that simple. If it has already hardened, put a sealed bag with a slice of fresh bread and an apple. You’ll be amazed!
5. How to keep your salt from getting hard
Put several grains of rice in the salt. Rice absorbs the moisture and that prevents the salt from hardening.
6. How to prevent dry cheese
You just have to rub the cheese over with oil or butter. If you decide to use butter, press it deep inside the cracks, but also rub it into the detached edges.
7. How to keep your butter fresh
Keep your butter in the freezer! You can keep it like that for over 6 months. Make sure you use a zipper-bag, so as it can stay away from the absorption of other food odors.
8. How to revive flat champagne
If your champagne is without any bubbles, put 1-2 raisins in it only a several minutes before you use it.
9. How to convert the pudding into muss
Just use whipped cream instead of milk or water and that’s it!
10. How to reverse crystalized honey to its natural color
If your honey has already crystalized, put the jar in hot water and leave it to stay like that for 5 to 10 min.
11. How to save over salted soup
Just add some raw potatoes or apples into the soup and boil it for 10 minutes. Both of these ingredients absorb the excess of salt. After this time passes, remove them from the soup. If it’s still salty, add some vinegar or sugar inside. You can also use unsalted soup or water.
12. How to save sinewy meat
Use these ingredients to marinate the meat: beer, lemon, pineapple, vinegar or tomato juice or papaya. They are all full of enzymes or acids that will help you preserve your sinewy meat. If it’s not successful, cut the meat using a pizza knife gently.
13. Get rid of the excess fat in the soup
If your soup contains too much fat, don’t waste it. Put a bowl of soup in the fridge for half an hour. Then, remove the layer of fat from the soup. Add several ice cubes in the soup and remove them when they get coated with fat if you are in a hurry. You can also put a piece of lettuce to absorb the excess of fat and remove it when it becomes soft.
14. How to improve the taste of burned milk
Add only a pinch of salt in burned milk so that you can neutralize the bad smell.
15. How to make your fruit ripe
Put your fruits in a paper bag overnight and they’ll ripen. Don’t forget to put an apple inside! It emits ethylene gas that will help you speed up the ripening process.
16. How to save the burned sauce
In case you have burned your sauce, add 1 teaspoon of peanut butter. It will remove the burned taste effectively.
17. How to get rid of the unpleasant smell of plastic containers
Plastic is porous. That’s why any plastic container absorbs bad smell and it won’t go away even when you wash it thoroughly. Fill a container up using a newspaper to soak up the bad odor. Always wash it before you use it!
18. How to save a burned pan
Sprinkle a burned pan using some baking soda combined with 4-5 teaspoons of salt. Then, cover it with water and leave it to stay like that overnight. Wash the pan the following day.
19. The best way to clean stainless steel
The best way to clean stainless steel is to use alcohol. Soak a piece of cloth in some alcohol and remove any stain.
20. How to polish copper
It may sound unbelievable, but ketchup is the best way to clean copper kitchenware. Just add some ketchup over it and then clean it using a piece of cloth. You’ll be amazed by the results!