7 Clever Tips & Tricks For The Kitchen
Maybe you're already a master chef who's looking for some new ways to spice up your cooking routine, or maybe you're just getting started in the kitchen. Either way, these tips & tricks are for you! These clever tips for the kitchen are easy enough for beginners to master, but they'll also impress and inspire even the most seasoned chefs. These great ideas for cooking, flipping, slicing, and dicing will make your time in the kitchen a breeze and make cooking as easy as pie!
1. Fruity Floral Ice Cubes
- empty plastic bottle
- 1 blueberry
Cut the bottom off of an empty plastic bottle and place 1 blueberry in the center of the base. Pour some water on top, transfer the plastic mold to the freezer, and freeze it. Once the water has frozen, your fun, fruity, flower-shaped ice cube will be ready!
2. Round Fried Egg
- 1 slice of onion
Heat a frying pan on the stove. Slice an onion into rings, place 1 ring in the center of a frying pan, and crack an egg in the center. The onion will prevent the egg white from spreading out, so you'll be left with a perfectly round fried egg.
3. Cleaning Hack For Whisks
One of the trickiest kitchen tools to clean is the whisk. If you're having trouble getting it clean, squeeze the metal part of the whisk together so that you can give it a better scrub!
4. Trick For Flipping Crêpes
- wooden spoon
If you're having trouble flipping over a crêpe or similar food, try balancing a wooden spoon on the frying pan. Maneuver the crêpe onto the wooden spoon before flipping it over and you'll avoid making a big mess!
5. Technique For Cutting A Leek
- 5 utility knife replacement blades
- 1 screw
- 6 nuts
If you'd like to save yourself a lot of time when slicing a leek, you can create a simple tool to help! Attach 5 replacement utility knife blades to a screw, alternating between 1 blade a 1 nut so that the tool has evenly spaced blades. Use your new knife to slice through the leek super quickly and efficiently!
6. Ice Cube Tray Hack
- ice cube tray
Filling up an ice cube tray can be an awkward process, but there's an easier, less obvious way to do it! Rather than filling up each well individually, aim the faucet at the center of the dividers between the wells and your ice cube tray will fill up quickly and evenly.
7. Chop Scallions Evenly
- butcher knife with a hole
If you want to cut scallions evenly, insert 1 scallion through the hole in the end of your butcher knife and use it to measure the length of the scallions you're cutting. You'll end up with perfectly even segments!
Whether you want to make fun, floral ice cubes, fry your eggs in a new way, or slice & chop your vegetables more evenly, these hacks are here to help! Dinner prep just got a whole lot easier – and more fun!