It’s time I share some new kitchen hacks, life hacks, tips, tricks, or whatever you call them! Dirty microwave? Tough banana? No problem! Here are 7 More Kitchen and Life Hacks, Tips, & Tricks to make life easier!
Easy Microwave Cleaning
Nothing says bachelor like a dirty microwave. The only issue here is that I’m not a bachelor and I live with my girlfriend so I should probably keep it clean!
No matter how dirty your microwave is, all you need is a couple minutes to make it spotless.
Throw in a cup of white vinegar and a cup of water into a microwave safe dish. Microwave it for around 5-10 minutes. After 5-10 minutes everything will loosen up and your microwave will wipe clean with a couple wet paper towels.
It’s that easy!
Lemon or lime. Throw either inside a microwave for 10-20 seconds or until they’re warm and the heat will make them way easier to squeeze.
Easier squeeze means more juice which will save you money and that means you’ll have more money to waste elsewhere!
Another way to get the most out of your lemon or lime is to simply just roll it a few times on your table. This will burst the cells before cutting it.
Bad Eggs Test
Eggs, one of the best sources of protein but also impossible to tell if they’ve gone bad just by looking at them.
A quick solution is to grab a bowl or glass, fill it up with water, and put your egg or eggs into it. If they sink, you’re good to go. If they float? Throw them away or at something!
This is one of those life hacks I’ve followed for over a decade and have never gotten sick.
Soften Your Cream Cheese
If cream cheese hasn’t softened, mixing it will give you the best forearm workout of your life (one of them).
To make things easier, take it out of the fridge 20-30 minutes before you plan to make the recipe. Doing this will soften it up and mix much easier.
You could also microwave it for 10-15 seconds too.
Professional Banana Peeler
Monkey’s, the true connoisseur of the banana life hacks. If there’s one thing we can learn from them, it’s how to properly peel a banana.
The majority of us peel the banana from the top or the large “stem”. This can be difficult if your banana is at complete ripeness.
To actually peel a banana like a pro (monkey) all you have to do is pinch the bottom and pull it apart. No matter how ripe it is, it’ll only take a second…and you won’t get any stringy pieces either!
Parchment Paper Hack
If you’ve watched any of my cheesecake recipes you know how much I hate shaping parchment paper.
A quick trick I’ve learned is to use metal binder clips which are oven safe to secure it to whatever you’re using. No more ripping and it’ll stay snug against your pan!
One of the easiest life hacks. To cut a cheesecake or anything that tends to “stick” without ruining it is to heat up your knife under some hot water before slicing.
I use this kitchen hack to cut butter, cream cheese, and so on.
Let me know your favorite life hacks below or other variations that you guys use!
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