We covered the best cooking tips in existence—the next logical step is to cover kitchen tips, no? Here are a few game-changing things to remember before getting crazy in your kitchen.
No one’s really sure why, but crumpling up newspaper and stacking it into smelly Tupperware overnight has been known to finally get rid of bad odors. Just make sure to thoroughly wash your containers after the fact, as newspapers aren’t exactly clean.
If any of your pots are boiling over, quickly place a wooden spoon across the rim—that’ll settle the frothy bubbles and prevent more over-boiling.
Seriously, it’s a foolproof way of cleaning your dirty vegetables when hand-washing won’t suffice. Make sure there’s no soap in the machine, of course, and a simple rinsing cycle will do the trick.
Trust us: If you put some dish soap on your dish rag, heat the rag itself for a few minutes, leave the rag in the microwave for about half an hour, return to the rag, and wipe the walls of the microwave down, you will be free of that fishy microwave smell that’s been plaguing you since, well, the last time you microwaved fish.
You can use an actual filing system to hold your baking sheets upright and in an orderly fashion. It might not look very cute, but it’ll make your life infinitely easier than having to climb to the top of your highest cabinet to get to them.
In the off chance you drop a raw egg (I mean, it never really happens) (I’m kidding, this is the worst and most common kitchen problem ever), throw some salt on the remnants. It’ll soak up the egg whites. Science! Magic!
When measuring out super sticky ingredients (hey, @honey, I see you), coat your measuring cup with a butter- or oil-based cooking spray first. It ensures the sticky substance will slide right out and prevent you from having to scrub at your cups forever afterward.
Guys are notoriously impossible to shop for, but this list makes it a little bit easier. Whether you guy is into sports, cocktails, or cooking, the common thread is always food. Seriously, food is the glue that holds relationships together, and these fun foodie gifts further prove it. From decanters and fun gift sets to beef jerky and hot sauce, there’s something for everyone on this list.