IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR KITCHEN CLEAN WITHOUT EFFORT AND PROLONG THE SHELF LIFE OF YOUR PRODUCTS, YOU SHOULD READ THE FOLLOWING 20 TIPS:
CONVERT PUDDING INTO MOUSSE
Use whip cream instead of milk when preparing the mousse and you will get a nice mousse.
REVERSE CRYSTALLIZED HONEY
Put the crystallized jar of honey in a bowl of warm water and it will go back to normal.
HOW TO TELL IF THE EGGS ARE FRESH
Put the eggs in a bowl of water and see if they float – if they sink to the bottom, they are fresh.
KEEP YOUR SALT FROM GETTING HARD
Here’s a nice trick – put a few grains in your salt shaker to prevent the salt from hardening.
PREVENT THE GROWTH OF BACTERIA ON DAIRY PRODUCTS
Put your cottage cheese or sour cream container upside down in the fridge and you will prolong the shelf life of the dairy products.
PROLONG THE SHELF LIFE OF VEGETABLES
Put some paper towels in the fridge to soak up the excess moisture from vegetables and prolong their shelf life.
PREVENT THE CHEESE FROM DRYING
In order to keep your cheese from drying, rub it with some butter or oil. This will also prevent cracks.
KEEP YOUR BUTTER FRESH
Store your butter in a zipper-bag to keep it fresh at all times.
KEEP YOUR BROWN SUGAR FROM HARDENING
Keep the brown sugar in the fridge to prevent it from hardening. If it’s already hard, put it in a bag with a slice of bread and an apple.
REVIVE FLAT CHAMPAGNE
Put a couple raisins in flat champagne to make it bubbly again.
SAVE OVER SALTED SOUPS OR STEWS
If you accidentally put more salt in your soup, add some raw potatoes or apples inside and boil for 10 minutes. They will absorb the salt and save your soup. If the method still doesn’t work, add more water, sugar or vinegar.
SAVE SINEWY MEAT
Marinate the meat in pineapple, lemon juice, tomato juice or bear to save it from becoming sinewy. If this doesn’t work, cut the meat with a pizza knife.
SAVE YOUR BURNED SAUCE
If you burned your sauce, add a teaspoon of peanut butter in a cup.
GET RID OF THE UNPLEASANT SMELL OF PLASTIC CONTAINER
To get rid of the unpleasant smell of plastic containers, put a piece of newspaper inside, and wash the containers before every use.
SAVING A BURNED PAN
To clean a burned pan, put some baking soda and 4-5 teaspoons of salt in it. Cover the pan and leave it overnight, and it will clean easily in the morning.
CLEANING STAINLESS STEEL
Alcohol is perfect for cleaning stainless steel, so soak a cloth in it and rub slowly.
To clean your copperware, sprinkle some ketchup on it and rub gently.
GET RID OF THE EXCESS FAT IN THE SOUP
If you have prepared a soup which has too much fat in it, don’t throw it away. Just put a bowl of soup in the fridge for 30 minutes and then remove the layer of fat from the soup. Another tip which can be very useful is to add ice cubes if you are in a hurry and can’t wait for 30 minutes. Once the cubes get coated with fat, just remove them and enjoy your fat-free soup. Alternatively, put a piece of lettuce to absorb the excess fat. Remove it when it becomes soft.
SAVE YOUR BURNED MILK
Add a pinch of salt in burnt milk to improve the taste.
MAKE YOUR FRUIT RIPE AGAIN
Put your fruit in a paper bag to accelerate the ripening process.