Kitchen hacks can make time spent in the kitchen much more organized and efficient. Because life is busy and every spare minute you can squeeze into the day is valuable. These genius ideas will have you marveling, “Why didn’t I think of that before?” Here are 18 handy kitchen hacks and tricks that will make life a lot easier when it comes to the one room we undeniably spend the most time in…the kitchen.
1. Rapid Ripening
Toss your banana or peaches in a paper bag to help them ripen faster. The bag will help to concentrate ethylene gas which will make it ripen faster.
2. Keep Tomatoes Fresh
You can keep your tomatoes fresher longer by storing them with the stem end down. This prevents air from getting into the area that was once attached to the fine.
Your tomatoes will also last longer at room temperature rather than in the refrigerator.
3. Cut Cherry Tomatoes With Ease
Place your cherry tomatoes between two plates and run a sharp knife in between the two plates. This will cut the tomatoes in two with ease.
4. Prevent Boil Over
Place a wooden spoon over a boiling pot to prevent it from boiling over.
5. Separate Egg Yolks
Squeeze a plastic bottle and hold it over an egg yolk. When you release the bottle it will suck up the egg yolk.
6. Easy Use Chopsticks
Take a plastic soda bottle cap and cut two holes into its lip on one side and a rounded rectangle on the opposite side. Then, push two chopsticks through the holes of the cap.