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7 Kitchen Tips You Should Know

Updated on September 7, 2016

Do you want to be more efficient in the kitchen? Then I have just the right tips for you. Because what’s the use of having a lovely kitchen if you’re not going to take full advantage of it, right? You don’t need to be a professional chef or have a relevant restaurant experience to make your stay in the kitchen a little bit more productive.

Here are a few kitchen tips truly worth your time:

1. Peel garlic super fast!

Forget about getting finger cramps when you have to peel lots garlic at the same time. What you need are two bowls of the same size. Put all your garlic in one bowl then cover it up with the other bowl. Then shake it as hard as you can! Shake it for at least a minute then take a look and be amazed at how the garlic skins are easily peeled.

2. Make your produce last longer.

Different items require different tricks. For example, you can refresh lettuce and herbs by placing them in an ice bath. Keep potatoes, onions, and tomatoes in a cool and dark place and never in the fridge. Want to lessen the spoilage time of broccoli? Simply wrap it in aluminum foil. There are more tips for you in this infographic:

3. Do some changes to make your kitchen look and feel new.

After a few years, we often get tired of the look of our kitchen. And so it’s only natural to want a change or two done to it. Now, a full kitchen renovation can get really expensive but there are less costly ways to do it. For instance, one quick workaround is by repainting your kitchen. Paint is cheap especially if your kitchen is not too big. You can either use a different color or just repaint using the same color to make the area look brand new.

Another way to do it is by re-arranging your kitchen appliances and equipment. Maybe it’s possible for you to place the table in another area. It’s also a good reason why freestanding appliances, like a freestanding fridge, are a good option because you can easily move them around yourself. No need for any professional installation.

4. Make wines last longer.

If you’re keeping your unopened wine bottles in the fridge, then you’re doing it wrong. It’s best to invest in a good wine cellar, one that is temperature-controlled so you can always maintain the appropriate humidity. But if you don’t have the budget for it, don’t fret. You can simply store your wine bottles in a cabinet or anywhere that is not directly reached by sunlight.

5. Reheat pizza in the microwave the right way.

Do you remember the last time you reheated a pizza slice in the microwave? It came out too dry, right? The best way to do it is by placing a cup of water together with the pizza inside the microwave then reheat as usual. The water will add moisture to the air and will make the pizza come out just right.

6. Serve food on a warm plate.

Some dishes are best served not just hot, but also on a warm plate. Think risottos and pasta. The way to do it is by using your oven to warm up your plates. Then when it’s about time to serve them, take the plates out and put on the food. Your family and friends is guaranteed to warm up to it.

7. Prevent contamination.

Most cases of food contamination happen during the cutting up of the ingredients. So always have two cutting boards in the kitchen—one board for raw meat and another for the vegetables, fruits, and everything else. This way, you avoid getting any cross contamination and you get to keep your family’s in good shape. Just make sure to have a way to remember which cutting board must be used with what ingredient.

Now be the great home chef that you can be.

Your kitchen is your domain; therefore, it is your duty to master everything in it. Whether you’re living alone or with other people, these kitchen tips are guaranteed to make your life a whole lot easier.

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      teaches12345 8 months ago

      I am going to try the garlic shake idea. I hate having to peel the thin layers with little result. The pizza and water idea sounds like a winner. Thanks for sharing these tips.

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