18+ Kitchen Hacks We Couldn't Help But Share

Diply 11 Oct 2018

Whether you're a novice baker or a professional chef, you can always benefit from tips and tricks that make being in the kitchen a bit easier.

From storage to baking to cooking, the collection of hacks below has you covered! Well, what are you waiting for? Quit wasting time up here and check out all of the amazing advice down there!

1. Cutting up a bunch of itty bitty cherry tomatoes can be time consuming

Food52 | Food52

To limit the amount of time it takes to complete this common kitchen task, place the tomatoes in between two plastic lids and use one hand to run a sharp knife through them while putting light pressure on the lids with the other.

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2. For those with kids who always seem to be thirsty, give them a bit more independence with this simple trick.

Made Everyday | Made Everyday

Add a couple of magnets to a collection of plastic cups and store them on the refrigerator for easy access!

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3. When working with dry ingredients, it can be very easy for your work space to go from perfectly clean to a dusty mess.

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

To contain potentially airborne ingredients, simply drape a clean tea towel over your mixer before turning it on.

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4. Ensure a perfect squirt every time you grab a bottle of your favorite condiment with the help of this refrigerator caddy.

YouTube | Alton Brown

All it is is the bottom half of an egg carton! It doesn't get easier than that.

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5. Wooden dowels and Command Hooks are all you need to make food wrap storage a breeze.

IHeart Organizing | IHeart Organizing

The dowel runs through the roll inside the packaging, and Command Hooks hold everything against the inner panel of a cupboard. Simple. As. That.

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6. Here's another hack that'll save you some time while prepping dinner.

Skillet | Skillet

When making fries, use an apple slicer instead of a knife to cut up potatoes. One of these things will allow you to slice a whole potato in one go.

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7. To ensure equal amounts of batter end up in each section of your muffin pan, use an ice cream scoop.

Honest And Truly | Honest And Truly

Just make sure you spray the scoop with a bit of cooking oil so that it doesn't become an overloaded mess.

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8. Instead of waiting for a large meatloaf to bake in the oven, separate your meat into a muffin pan.

muffintinmommy | muffintinmommy

Not only will doing so speed up the cooking time, it'll also create perfect portions for everyone.

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9. Not that there's anything wrong with circular cupcakes or anything, but who doesn't love the idea of heart-shaped ones?

Musely | Kimmy Huminski

And all you have to do to make some is place a marble inside each section of your pan to create a small indent in each cupcake.

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10. If you want to make two dips but don't have two separate slow cookers to work with, simply divide one in half using some tinfoil and a plastic liner.

Jonathan Boulton | Delish

Spinach artichoke dip and spicy queso all in one spot? Yes, please!

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11. If you want to enjoy a crispy, homemade pizza but don't have access to a fancy stone oven, grab the closest skillet and use it instead.

Robyn Lee | Serious Eats

All you have to do is roll out your dough, crank up the heat on your stove top, and then toss it into the pan.

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Grill up both sides of your dough, slip it out of the pan, and cover it in your desired toppings.

Robyn Lee | Serious Eats

Finally, put the pizza back in the pan, cover it so the cheese can melt, and, if you want, bust out a small torch to give it the perfect char.

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12. Nothing's worse for creating unnecessary clutter in a pantry more than small packs of mixes and seasonings.

Popcane | Popcane

To keep things like gravy mix, juice crystals, and taco seasoning neat and orderly, add some plastic sink caddies to one of the pantry walls.

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13. If you don't own an actual splash guard for your stand mixer, making one is incredibly simple.

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

All you need is an ice cream tub lid and a pair of scissors to get the job done.

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14. October is the perfect time of year to enjoy hearty vegetables, like butternut squash.

Snack Girl | Snack Girl

And if you want to learn how to cook one up so that it's easy to peel and freeze for later, you're in luck.

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Start by creating small slits all over the squash with a knife, and then place it in your microwave.

Snack Girl | Snack Girl

Cook the squash in five-minute intervals until it's soft to the touch. Now all you have to do is peel it, scoop out the seeds, and cut up the squash into cubes.

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15. The center of a bundt pan is actually the perfect size for a piece of corn on the cob. 

The Voluntary Agrarian | The Voluntary Agrarian

Not only does the pan make it easier to steady the cob, it also catches all of the corn as you're cutting it off.

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16. If you want to prevent condensation from dripping into something you're making in a slow cooker, drape a clean tea towel over it before placing the lid on top.

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

Just make sure you're working with a reliable appliance! The last thing we need is a real-life This Is Us moment unfolding in your kitchen. Too soon?

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17. Filling a piping bag can be a bit tricky, especially if it's something you've never done before.

Bakingdom | Bakingdom

To make it a bit easier to manage, place the bag inside a drinking glass and fold it out and over the rim.

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Pour your batter into the bag, twist it shut, and cut away the tip.

Bakingdom | Bakingdom

Not only are you ready to pipe the batter into your pan, you also didn't make a huge mess in the process.

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18. "Took many many years to figure out this simple solution to separating the serving spoons and teaspoons."

Reddit | Flrg808

It seems simple, but I bet a lot of people don't actually know to organize their cutlery like this!

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19. Wire baskets and file folder holders are perfect storage solutions for canned goods.

Honeybear Lane | Honeybear Lane

If you're in need to a quick and inexpensive way to tidy up your cupboards, this is it.

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20. Not that it happens very often, but if you do find yourself with leftover cake, make sure you cover the exposed areas with a couple of bread slices.

TidyMom | TidyMom

Toothpicks can be used to hold the pieces in place, and instead of your cake going hard and crusty, the bread will!

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21. If you tend to keep a wide variety of condiments in your refrigerator, you may want to consider throwing a Lazy Susan into the mix.

Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart

This classic kitchen tool will make it way easier to navigate all of the jars and bottles in your fridge without too much digging.

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