18 Simple Things That Most of Us Keep Doing Wrong
There are so many ways to make our everyday kitchen chores more manageable. And we bet that you haven’t even heard about half of them! Today, Bright Side offers you a selection of tips on how to say goodbye to many of your tricky chores!
1. Warming your Choco Pies
Yes, this is news to us as well! Warming this chocolate and marshmallow confectionery in a microwave makes it twice as big and three times as tasty!
2. Using a mixer like a pro
A paper plate, put on the beaters of the mixer, can serve as a makeshift cover that’ll eliminate unwanted spray.
3. Making chocolate chips
The easiest way to make chocolate chips is to use a potato peeler. A simple yet effective solution!
4. Preserving vegetables
Rinsing your salad leaves and storing them sandwiched between paper napkins will practically double their longevity.
5. Opening a coconut
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Pierce a hole in the coconut’s shell, and pour out the liquid. Place the coconut in the oven for about 15 minutes. Thanks to these simple actions, the coconut will crack by itself. All you’ll have to do is split it open!
6. Cleaning mushrooms
True connoisseurs advise against washing mushrooms under running water. It’s best to clean them using a wet towel and a brush as this will help preserve the aroma.
7. Storing bananas
Don’t store bananas in bunches. What you should do is separate them from each other, wrap their "tails" in plastic wrap, and put them in the fridge. Much longer storage is guaranteed!
8. Preparing dry breakfasts
Cornflakes and other types of cereal quickly cease to be crispy if you leave the box open even for a few minutes. The problem can be easily remedied by placing them in a hot oven for 5-10 minutes. This also works with potato chips.
9. Cleaning frying pans
А quick solution for cleaning very dirty pots and pans: place them in boiling water and add a small amount of vinegar. This really saves time and effort!
10. Adding cheese to burgers
To make a real cheeseburger, wait until the meat is ready, place a slice of cheese on top, add a little water, and cover the frying pan with a lid. The cheese will melt after 3-5 seconds. You can find other recipes here.
11. Collecting jam from the bottom of the jar
Here’s a super tasty way of collecting the remnants of jam, chocolate spread, or peanut butter from the bottom of a jar — simply add cereal and milk! This will make for a great breakfast and ensure that none of your favorite jams go to waste!
12. Cutting onions without tears
To protect yourself from the infamous effects onions have on the eyes, sprinkle the board with lemon juice before you start cutting.
13. Saving burned cookies
You can easily rescue your overdone cookies by removing the burned bits with a grater. No one will even suspect that something went wrong!
14. Opening a bag of chips
Rather than pouring your chips into a bowl, you can make the bag into a bowl. Open the bag in the front with a pair of scissors. Remove the front flap completely and you’ll have a makeshift bowl to eat your chips out of.
15. Opening pesky pistachios
Grab a discarded ’pistachio nut shell half’, and stick the top of the small end into the partially-opened pistachio. As simple as that!
16. Drinking coke
A study shows that the top of all beverage cans are full of germs and bacteria. You will do your health a favor drinking coke from a can with a straw. Thus you’ll avoid contamination.
17. Eating ice cream
Instead of scooping ice cream from a deep pack, which can be quite bothersome, you can just cut it into portions right with the package itself — and even make cookie-and-ice cream sandwiches! However, this method is only useful when you have a large company, so that the ice cream is eaten altogether. Or just cover the leftovers with a plastic wrap for further storage.
18. Using toothpaste
Studies show that toothpaste is not healthy for our teeth if we abuse it. Those who think that the more toothpaste they squeeze the better are actually mistaken — using too much toothpaste only makes teeth yellow and damages them.
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