Kitchen Hacks You Need to Know
The kitchen is a room that for many, are seen as intimidating and filled with pitfalls. Luckily there are many helpful kitchen hacks that will help you keep your kitchen clean and productive. Nearly everything you use in the kitchen has more than one use whether it is tools or pantry essentials.
Cleaning With Double Duty Products
What foods and cooking ingredients can you use for cleaning your kitchen? Baking soda, vinegar, and lemon are three simple items that can be used for various uses. Cleaning off built up grease, cleaning your kitchen drain, freshening the dishwasher, and even cleaning your oven are just a few of the tasks these 3 hard working kitchen essentials can handle.
When making a cake grease the pan with butter and then sprinkle it with sugar, this not only keeps your cake from sticking but provides a crispy sweet finish. Use a mason jar to hold your piping bag for easy filling. Turn regular milk into buttermilk by adding a teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice and letting it sit for 5 minutes.
Frying With Less Mess
When frying foods like chicken there is usually a big oily mess involved before all is said and done. Dip chicken in egg and milk, dredge in your flour or batter mix then place in preheated oil in a large skillet. Reduce heat and turn chicken immediately to seal the batter in place. Cover with a lid and let food cook for 8 minutes before turning and replacing lid for another 8 minutes. Your chicken will be well done, tender and your batter will be crisp and delicious. Remove directly to a metal strainer lined with paper towels to absorb the extra oil. Voila, a neat way to fry chicken!
No matter what you are doing in the kitchen there is usually an easier way to do it that will make the process faster, cleaner or less intimidating than you think.
Do you have any kitchen hacks that you would like to share?
Baking soda does wonders.. you covered most of the tips here. Vinegar.. it’s cheap and cleans a lot!
Baking soda is definitely a great product for so many things
Thanks for sharing these helpful tips !
Thanks for the great tips, I always have a mess when frying, this sounds like one I need to try!!
I hear you! Let me know if the hack worked for you!
I still have not tried this hack, I received an air fryer so I have been using that for my chicken, nice and crispy and no mess
Those are great!
I like to use baking soda in the kitchen sink to help scrub away any grime. I find it helps a lot.
Great tips . I use vinegar and baking soda a lot for cleaning . Will definitely try the baking tips . Never thought to use a mason jar to hold the piping bag , that would be so much easier and a lot neater , thanks .
Great hints & tips for the kitchen, I use baking powder to keep the fridge fresh.
This one: “When making a cake grease the pan with butter and then sprinkle it with sugar, this not only keeps your cake from sticking but provides a crispy sweet finish.”, really is super good. I wonder why I never, ever think of wonderful hacks like this one.
That’s a good one! Thanks for sharing!
We all want life easier. These are some good hacks.
Thanks for the great tips! I need all the help I can get!
You are welcome!