Even the greatest chefs could benefit to know a few quick and simple hacks when cooking their favorite dishes.
Crushing garlic and ginger – use a meat pounder to get the job done quickly and safely
Chopping sticky foods – Use a paper towel to apply a thin coat of oil to the knife to prevent food like dried food from sticking to the knife
Cleaning non-stick pans – use a clean electric toothbrush to get into those nooks and crannies
Portioning frosting – use a 2 tbsp scooper like an ice cream scoop to portion frosting when baking
Tame the flame on a gas stove – stack two burner grates on top of one another to lessen the intensity of the flame so the pot or pan is farther away from the flame and the food cooks gently
Storing glassware – save space to fit more glasses in a cabinet by arranging them rim up and rim down
Soften and warm tortillas – place a tortilla on a wire rack set over a pot of simmering water, flip it once or twice to prevent it from getting too moist and so it warms evenly – no microwaving necessary
Don’t get burnt – hang potholders on the oven door as a reminder the handle is hot
Splatter guard – cut a line from the edge to the center of a paper plate then cut about a 2 inch circle out of the middle of the plate, position the cut out plate over the bowl to prevent splattering when mixing dough, batter or other dry ingredients
Helpful tips that will make your cooking and baking experience a lot easier!