12 Genius Kitchen Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Genius Kitchen Hacks

These kitchen hacks are so brilliant! Check out 12 cooking tips and tricks that will change your life forever.

1. How to slice a lot of cherry tomatoes simultaneously.

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This kitchen hack is so simple, yet brilliant because it makes the slicing so much quicker. Cutting cherry tomatoes is not difficult, but it can take a while, especially if you have a lot of them. This easy trick will come in handy. To slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes simultaneously, you need two plastic lids or plates that are the same size. Place the cherry tomatoes between them, hold one hand above the top lid, then slice them all at once using a sharp knife.

2. The trick to getting the perfect bacon: bake it in the oven.

Kitchen hack crispy bacon
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If you want perfectly cooked crispy bacon, cook it in the oven instead of the frying pan. This kitchen hack is used by most restaurants. In the oven, the bacon is cooked evenly, without any raw ends. Give it a try, at 400 to 420 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. How do you tell if an avocado is too ripe?

Kitchen hack ripe avocadoes
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Here’s a trick to tell whether an avocado is too ripe or just perfect. When you’re shopping for avocados and you’re in doubt, just remove the stem and look at the color underneath. You can tell an avocado is ready to eat if it has a dark color and it is green underneath the stem.

4. A kitchen hack to tell whether an egg is fresh.

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When they have a date stamp on them and you’ve stored them in the fridge, you usually have no reason to test the egg and see if it’s rotten. But if you get your eggs from a local farmer, for example, or you’re just not sure about them being fresh, you can try this easy test.

Fill a glass or a cup with water and place the egg inside. If the egg stays down, at the bottom of the container, it is fresh. If one end rises a little, you can still eat it, but do it soon because it will go bad shortly. Also, make sure you eat it hard-boiled. And lastly, if your egg floats, you’ll have to throw it away.

5. A genius barbecue hack: serve condiments in a muffin tin.

Kitchen hack barbecue condiments
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This kitchen hack makes a barbecue less messy. Besides, the portions are just right, it’s easier to have them all in one place, and you don’t have to wash several containers.

6. Pancake trick: Use a ketchup bottle for the pancake mix.

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This is another kitchen hack that makes things less messy. The next time you finish a ketchup bottle, don’t throw away the container. Wash it really well, then use it for pancake mix. It’s easy to handle and a lot less messy.

7. Use a straw to remove the stem from strawberries.

Kitchen hack strawberries
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Another brilliant kitchen trick that will make your job easier. You can use a straw to quickly remove the stem. It’s easy, fast, and clean.

8. A brilliant pasta trick: place a wooden spoon over a boiling pot to prevent the water from boiling over.

Kitchen hack pasta
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This kitchen trick allows you to boil your pasta without having to keep your eyes on the pot. Place a wooden spoon over the boiling pot, and you’ll no longer have to worry about the water boiling over.

9. The easy cooking trick to make perfect hamburgers.

Kitchen hack thin hamburger
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There’s an easy hack to make flat, thin, perfectly shaped hamburgers. We know it’s annoying when you model your burgers into the perfect shape, and once you place on the grill, they get too thick.

The trick is to make a small hole in the middle of the hamburger. They’ll cook evenly, and remain thin.

10. There’s a hack to keep your brown sugar always soft.

Kitchen hack soften sugar
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Brown sugar, unlike white sugar, is very sensitive. Once you open the bag, it hardens quickly. There’s a trick to keeping it always soft: add marshmallows in the brown sugar container. It also works with a slice of bread.

11. How to keep your guacamole from getting brown.

Kitchen hack guacamole fresh
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Here’s the best trick to keep guacamole from browning. Put in an airtight container and press it with a spoon to flatten its surface and eliminate any air pockets.

Then, slowly, very gently, pour an inch of water on its surface. Cover it and refrigerate it, and you’ll have it fresh for up to 2 days. When you want to eat it, gently pour off the water, and stir the guacamole.

12. How to soften butter quickly.

Kitchen hack soft butter
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I hate it when I get the butter out of the fridge and have to wait before I can spread it on bread or use it in a cake. That’s why I find this kitchen hack very helpful. This trick will allow you to use your butter within minutes. Place your butter on a plate.

Add hot water in a glass, and let it sit for a minute to warm your glass. Dump the water, dry your glass very well, and place it on top of your butter. In a minute it should be soft enough.

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