18 Useful Kitchen Hacks To Make Your Life Easier


Did you know you can easily half an apple without a knife and without knowing any special Kung Fu tricks? Or that you can pit a cherry using a chopstick and a beer bottle? One of the great things about the internet is the way everyone can share their tricks and shortcuts that make life that little bit easier. Even those who consider themselves 'master chefs' are likely going to be surprised at the tips and tricks below. They're simply amazing!


Cook bacon in a waffle maker.


Ripen bananas quickly by popping them in the oven for 30 minutes at 300 degrees.


Clean your microwave quickly & easily with this simple tip. Mix vinegar and water and then microwave the solution for for a few minutes. The steam will loosen tough food ready for you to wipe clean.

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Use a melon baller to remove pumpkin seeds.


Press a hole in your burger so it cooks evenly.


Whip cream by shaking it in a jar.

Grate butter to soften it.



Use a rubber band to loosen a tight jar lid.


Coat measuring cups with a spray of cooking oil to avoid a sticky mess.


Put marshmallows on your cupcakes five minutes before they're cooked for a quick and easy icing solution.

Open a beer or coke with only a dollar bill.


Peel a potato with only your bare hands.


Peel garlic in seconds.


Decant wine in less than a minute.


Break an apple in half with your bare hands.


Unload a 12-pack into your fridge ultra fast.


The easiest way to pit a cherry.


How to peel an egg without actually peeling it.

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