Five amazing things you can do with a pot
Everyone probably has a pot at home. But what do you do with it? Do you cook food in it? Then you're probably like most people. Very few people know what else you can do with this item. Here are five amazing things you can do with a simple pot with a handle.
1. Peel hard-boiled eggs easily
Hard-boiled eggs are a treat. Only the shell is a bit cumbersome. Fortunately, there is a simple trick that eliminates shell problems. First, boil your eggs like usual to the consistency you prefer.
Then pour the hot water out. Leave the eggs in the pot and add cold water. Let it cool until you can touch the pot on all sides.
Now put the lid back on the pot. Hold it firmly shut and shake it vigorously with the water and eggs inside. When you take the lid off, the shells should come off very easily. If not, repeat the process again.
2. Prop up your wooden spoon
Everyone has been in this situation: You cook a soup or sauce, stir it and can't wait to eat it. But what if you want to put the spoon down and you don't have a plate within reach? The pot is designed to solve this problem. Did you know that most pots have an extra hole in their handle for exactly this purpose? You can stick your spoon in it and continue to work.
3. Make crushed ice
What's nicer than finishing off a long day with a cold beverage in your hand? Many people add ice cubes to their drinks. They are not as efficient as crushed ice, however, which disperses the cold more evenly and for longer. You can also use your pot to make crushed ice.
Add ice cubes to a plastic bag. Now it's time to get a little violent: Smash the ice using the bottom of the pot until it is evenly crushed. The advantage of this is that you work with a large flat surface and crush the ice evenly.
Now just add the ice to your drink, along with a lemon perhaps, and enjoy!
Ironing can be a real nightmare. You don't have to do it every day, but sometimes it is necessary.
But what do you do when you need to go to an important meeting where you cannot wear a folded shirt and ironing it is such a hassle? You take out a pot from the kitchen of course! First, boil a little water in it. Meanwhile spread out the item of clothing you intend to iron on the ironing board and spray it lightly with a bit of water. Then you take the pot with the water from the stove and simply use it like an iron. The concept is exactly the same, and it works wonderfully. Iron with gentle movements so that water does not spill onto your hand, or place the lid on top of the pot.
5. Peel garlic
Yes, garlic is delicious. But garlic is also annoying to peel and your fingers get all stinky in the process.
This trick is similar to the first one. Add the garlic to a pot and put the lid on.
No need to add water here. Just shake the pot long enough until the skin comes off and the bulb has broken into individual cloves. This can be done without much effort, but the best part is that your hands stay scent-free!
For more detail on how it's done, check out all of these cool tricks in the following video:
Fantastic! Who would have guessed that a pot could be so helpful? This will make many things easier in your kitchen and around the house.