Kitchen Hacks To Make Your Life Easy

Since the turn of the new Millenium, socializing and networking have taken a whole different dimension. For instance, the launch of blogs and Youtube greatly helped people in various fields and professions to share ideas which in turn boosted creativity. Some of the most impressive tips in life are shared as hacks, which are just simple but clever tricks that make it easier to accomplish a task.

Also, Read – 5 Kitchen Tips You Should Know

Kitchen Hacks

These hacks in a kitchen setting are particularly, ingenious methods of improving creativity while helping to prepare some scrumptious meals.

  • Grating Butter

When baking, it is at times cumbersome to create a perfect mixture for the dough. In fact, when you scoop some butter and add it to the flour, it becomes hard to mix it proportionally. A simple way around this is to store the butter in a refrigerator, then grate it to into the flour. This way, it is much thinner and spreads evenly much quicker. Furthermore, it melts faster which improves the quality of the overall product.

  • Pressing a Hole Into A Burger

Cooking a burger poses one simple challenge – to cook it evenly! Usually, the outcome is always that one side is undercooked while the other is overcooked because of its circular yet uneven shape. A simple hack around this is to use a finger to press right through the middle of the circumference on both sides. It is a simple trick that ensures the heat is evenly distributed from the heat source to/around the burger which cooks it proportionately.

  • Vinegar To Clean Your Microwave

At times, when using the microwave, the heat can be so intense, that the rapid boiling or fragments of hot food splatter all around the interior surface. Once these bits cool, they become solid and tend to stick on the interior. It is difficult to clean them off using cold water and to some extent hot water, which can damage the interior surface. Warming up a solution of vinegar in water using the microwave for a couple of minutes allows the steam to loosen these food fragments. All you have to do afterward is to just wipe them off of the inner surface of the microwave.

  • Storing Tomatoes At Room Temperature

A refrigerator keeps food at a subdued temperature which is well below the average room temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. This is useful when it comes to keeping bacteria at bay, particularly those that can speed up the fermentation process to make food rot quicker. However, on the negative side, fruits tend to lose their flavor because of this, and it is, therefore, advisable to store tomatoes at room temperature. They get to retain their flavor which is an advantage that helps you prepare hearty delicacies.

  • Freeze Meat To Make It Easier To Slice Thin Pieces

Slicing meat after it has defrosted is easier, but only when you want it in sizeable pieces. If you want to, however, make them wafer-thin similar to carpaccio, then it is advisable to freeze the meat for a little while. Afterwards, it becomes solid plus easier to ‘chisel’ into very fine slices.

  • Flour Your Potatoes

When cooking potatoes, you can sprinkle a spoon of wheat flour on each of them. It makes them crunchy and tastier, almost like you were deep frying them for crisps.



These are some of the simple life hacks in the kitchen that can turn you from being an average cook into somewhat of a master chef with quite a number of tricks up your sleeves.

5 Kitchen Tips You should Know

The kitchen is a vital premise indoor and outdoor in a restaurant. That is where we get nourishment and refreshments to keep us strong all day. It is our cooking skills and nutritional hygiene that makes our meals count. We cannot exhaust the broad knowledge appertaining kitchen matters.

Five Cool Kitchen Tips

kitchen tips

Each day is a learning opportunity and I felt it important that you know 5 more tips.

1. The magic of salt
Salt has invaluable benefits in the kitchen. Apart from flavoring the food, salt has medicinal properties and sterilizing effect. Apply salt on your hands to wash off food stains. Salt removes similar stains from clothes. If the egg yolk pours on unintended surface add salt to clean with ease. Pour salt on the drain and give it time to work for you. Clean with hot water for the best outcome. Always soak kitchen sponges in salty water for about 10 minutes then rinse them.

2. Solve the riddle of sticky ingredients
Sticky nutritional fluids such as maple syrup and honey are troublesome when it comes to cleaning the containers you put them into. Consequently, cleaning takes more time and requires special detergents. You can overcome this challenge in a very simple way. Lubricate measuring cups and other containers you are about to use with a nonstick spray or oil. Pour the sticky ingredient now and it will slide off the sides of the cup.

3. Go natural on your dish
We are so used to ready-to-serve dishes in cafes and deliveries by food vendors. Most of the cuisines on sale are junk foods that are attractive to our eyes. As a matter of fact, the chefs and vendors have little concern for the health of their prospects. To guard your health against eating-style diseases such as cancer, go for natural ingredients. Buy raw vegetables, fruits, and meat without chemicals. Enter your kitchen and prepare your dish from scratch. Delight in original flavors and unique aroma. Save your liver the strain of undoing the inorganic substances in packed supplies.

4. Handling potatoes
Potatoes are very useful in the kitchen and you can make variants of delicacies from them including snacks. Well, if you want to utilize the whole potato without losing any nutrients you should know how to peel it in style. This is how you do it: boil the potatoes, soak in cold water for five minutes then skin off easily. The peels have already detached from the body. One more tip on potatoes! Did you know that a potato can save your ruined dish? I hope you have ever oversalted your stew or at least taken one. How was the feeling? Damn unpalatable! A potato comes to your rescue the next time you mess. Peel few potatoes and drop into that stew. Finish up with your cooking and revisit the stew after 10 minutes. You are good to go!

5. Peeling skills
Use a spoon to peel off ginger skin. Gently remove the peel with the sharp edge of a spoon. This prevents wastage that is common when a knife is used. A knife bores into the interior removing it along with the peel thus leading to loss of quite a considerable portion of the ginger piece. Apply this skill to other fruits vulnerable to waste when peeling.



It’s interesting to learn new cues and make cooking all fun. Try out the 5 kitchen tips and experience the difference. Salt stands out for all the kitchen items. Change your way of doing things and master the art of simplicity in the kitchen. Discover new tricks and watch for more tips.