Stop wasting time and money on pointless gadgets that really don’t make life in the kitchen easy! These 5 kitchen hacks used items you have laying around in your home and work better than most commercial products!!
- Pit a Strawberry With a Straw:
I first heard about this hack from New Nostalgia’s blog and it is one of the best ways to pit strawberries for fruit salads, stuffed berries, or any recipe that calls for pitted strawberries!
To do this hack, simply grab a straw (non-flexible straws do work best) and insert the straw into the bottom of the strawberry and push all the way through (as pictured to the left; if using a flexible straw, use the non-flexible end). This will give you a perfect pit every time!
*Note: a single straw can pit 4-5 berries from my experience flawlessly!
- Use Spaghetti to Keep Frosted Cakes Looking Great!
This hack is one of the greatest hacks I have seen in a while! No matter your baking skills, every baker can tell tales of spending hours to decorate the perfect cake, to just have it smudged on the 5-10 minute drive to your party/event! This hack is from Food Hacks on Wonderhowto.com and is a great way to keep your cake looking great simply using dried Spaghetti and plastic wrap!
To do this, simply insert dried spaghetti, equally spaced apart, around the sides and top of your cake. Cut two LONG sheets of plastic wrap and drape them over the cake perpendicular to each other and wrap the ends on the bottom of the cake.
- Old CD Holders for Bagel Storage!
So for many of us today, old CD Holders are simply taking up space in our offices. Upcycle these great plastic containers to store bagels or transport bagel sandwiches! I saw this on Twisted Sifter’s Blog and could not resist! Don’t forget to wash well with hot water!!! (No one wants a dusty bagel lol)
To see the full article CLICK HERE to be directly linked to Twisted Sifter’s Blog
- Use a Hair Dryer to Make the Perfect S’mores:
There are times when we want those great campfire treats, but no campfire available! Bust out your hair dryer, because you can get S’mores anytime at home with this great kitchen hack found on The Salt’s Blog!
Simply place your hair dryer on High and place directly above a graham cracker layered with a milk chocolate and a marshmallow. Within seconds, the chocolate will become glossy and begin to melt with the Marshmallow.
*Note: A chopstick or butter knife is helpful to hold the solid chocolate down when you begin this process. (The air from the hair dryer causes it to blow around).
- Sharpen Dull Knives With A Coffee Mug!
Okay so as a college student, I don’t have much money to get decent knives, let alone buy a fancy knife sharpener or pay someone to do it for me! I have taught all my roommates this trick and it has saved us tuns of money!
Simply turn a coffee mug over and place the bottom of your knife, at a 45 degree angle, sharp end facing away from you (as pictured to the left) and stroke down. Repeat this process a few times on both edges to get a good sharp blade.
*Please Note, YOU MUST BE CAREFUL TO NOT CUT YOURSELF WHILE DOING THIS! We take no responsibility for the injury of one while conducting this hack! You are assuming on all risk on yourself.
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