Posted: 24 February, 2015
by Web Guy Brett
These 10 Tips For The Kitchen Are Hack-Tastic
It's a favourite place of mine... the kitchen.
And when things are made even easier in there it's a big bonus.
The ice-cream tip is something I never knew, and it actually works. Bye bye icy ice-cream!
Enjoy ten of the best kitchen hacks I've come across this week.
1. The Tic Tac Spice Rack
Use your old Tic Tac containers to store your spices. You can even print out some labels so you know what is in each one. They're great for pouring the spices out into your fave foods.
2. Cleaning your blender
Simply fill your blender with dishwashing liquid (not too much) and warm water, then blend, pour out and repeat the process.
3. Opening a jar
Use a rubber band to wrap around the top of the jar lid. This will give you a better grip, and that hard to open lid will be breeze.
4. Keeping a sponge clean
Use binder clips on one end of the sponge, then extend out the clip handles so that it stays upright, dry and slime free.
5. Leftover soup?
Grab a cupcake tray and fill each one with leftover soup. Freeze the tray, and then once frozen pop them out and enjoy ready-to-heat single servings that you can take to work.
6. Greasy pots and pans
Simply use baking soda to dissolve the grease. It's also great as a deodoriser in your fridge.
7. Hard ice-cream?
Put your ice-cream tubs in a plastic bag. This keeps the ice-cream from getting too icy, and also keeps it soft so it's easy to scoop.
8. Clean your microwave
Easily clean your microwave by heating a bowl of water and vinegar inside. Then once it starts to steam, leave it for another 20 seconds then stop. Open the microwave and wipe clean.
If you've ran out of dishwashing liquid or powder, make some of your own with baking soda and some salt. It's actually an amazing substitute and gets your dishes super clean.
10. Stale chips
If your chips have gone a little stale, drizzle them with a little olive oil and pop them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.