There are some kitchen tricks you won’t find in any cookbook. They will help you to save burnt meal, keep the freshens of the fruit and veggies, but also to clean the dishes and make your lunch tastier.
Here are all 20 tips you need to know:
1. Prevent the growth of bacteria in the milk products
If you want your sour cream or cottage cheese to last longer, turn the container, in which they are, upside down. This will create a vacuum that prevents the growth of bacteria that make food spoil.
2. Extend fresh vegetables
Incase shelf of the refrigerator with a paper towel to soak up excess moisture, which accelerates the rotting vegetables.
3. Make sure the eggs are fresh
If you are not sure whether the egg is fresh, you can see how it behaves in a glass of water. Fresh eggs sink, a bad float.
4. How to prevent the brown sugar from hardening
Keep the brown sugar in the fridge and that will prevent hardening. Or, if already hardened, you can soften it by placing it in a tightly sealed bag with a slice of fresh bread and apple.
5. Prevent salt from hardening
Put a few grains of rice in a salt shaker. Rice absorbs moisture which can lead to hardening.
6. How to prevent the cheese from drying
Prevent dry sides of cheese by smearing them with butter or margarine.
7. How to keep fresh butter
Feel free to buy more because you can keep it in your freezer for up to six months. Just put it in airtight bowl so it won’t absorb odors other frozen foods.
8. How to make the champagne sparkling again
Do not throw away the champagne if bobbles evaporated. Inserted into the two raisins due to sugar this wine can be sparkling again.
9. Turn the pudding into the mousse
Prepare the pudding out of the bag with the whipped cream instead of water or milk and you’ll make a mousse of rich taste.
10. Bring back the clarity of honey
Believe it or not, honey is the only food that does not spoil, but if you do not throw it away if it crystallizes or becomes blurred. Heat it in hot water over medium heat, until it becomes clear, and the “problem” is solved.
11. How to save over salted soup
Add your over salted dish add sliced raw potatoes or apples, to absorb so. Boil for about ten minutes, then remove them from food. If this did not help, add a little sugar or apple vinegar. The last option is to try to dilute the dish with water or unsalted soup.
12. How to save sinewy meat
Cheaper cuts of meat marinate in at least one of the following ingredients: beer, vinegar or tomato juice, lemon, papaya or pineapple. These fluids contain enzymes or acids that will prevent the meat sinewy. And if that does not work, gently cut the surface of the meat with a knife for pizza.
13. Get rid of excess fat in the soup
Do not despair if your soup too greasy! If you have time, put a bowl of soup in the fridge for half an hour, then remove the hardened fat from the surface and heat up the soup. If you are in a hurry, put some ice cubes in the soup and remove them as soon as you see that fat is stuck to them. You can try to put a large sheet of lettuce to absorb excess fat. Remove the leaf when it becomes soft.
14. Soothe the taste of burnt milk
If you burned milk, add a pinch of salt and burn taste and smell of milk will be mitigated.
15. Accelerate the ripening of fruit
To ripe green fruit overnight, put it in a paper bag with an apple since they emit ethylene gas, which accelerates the ripening of other fruits.
16. Save the sauce on fire
If you burn the sauce and you don’t have waste fat from roasting nor time, stir in a teaspoon of peanut butter in each cup of sauce. This should eliminate burn taste.
17. Get rid of the unpleasant smell of plastic containers
Since the plastic is porous, containers often retain odors after washing. The solution is to fill them with newspaper to soak up odors. Wash them then.
18. How to save burnt pan
To clean a burnt pan, sprinkle the bottom with baking soda, add 4 – 5 tsp of salt and enough water to cover and let sit overnight. The next day, clean the pan with a rubber spatula.
19. Clean Stainless Steel
Alcohol can remove stains on stainless steel. Pour some alcohol on a cotton ball and clean the areas.
20. How to polish copper
For polishing copper use ketchup. Just sprinkle a little ketchup and clean it with a cloth.