28 Fun and Interesting Kitchen Facts and Tips

Updated on December 6, 2019
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Cassandra has spent a lot of time in the kitchen and has lots of tips to share with her readers.

Ever since I've been in a kitchen, there have always been these little things that help fix or improve so many things. Lemon juice and vinegar help with a lot of scent issues, even coffee grounds in a sock in the freezer can help (who would have thought). You know how cutting onions makes you cry, try doing it under cold running water, and there will be no more tears. There are a lot of fun kitchen facts in this article. I hope you enjoy them.

  1. To avoid teary eyes when cutting onions, cut them under cold running water, or briefly place them in the freezer before cutting.
  2. To keep bacon from curling while cooking, lay it flat on a cookie sheet. Edges may touch but not overlap. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for crispy bacon about 30 minutes for softer bacon about 20 minutes. No splatter mess on the stovetop.
  3. Fresh lemon juice will remove onion scent from hands.
  4. Add raw rice to the salt shaker to keep the salt free flowing.
  5. Ice cubes help sharpen garbage disposal blades.
  6. Separate stuck-together glasses by filling the inside glass with cold water and setting both in hot water.
  7. Clean corning ware by filling it with water and dropping in to denture cleaning tablets. Let stand for 30–45 minutes.
  8. Always spray your grill with nonstick cooking spray before grilling to avoid sticking.
  9. In a large shaker, combine 6 parts of salt and 1 part pepper for quick and easy seasoning.
  10. Unbaked cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours or frozen in an airtight container for up to nine months.
  11. Dip cookie cutters in flour or powdered sugar and shake off excess before cutting. For chocolate dough, dip cutters in baking cocoa.
  12. Instead of folding nuts into the brownie batter, sprinkle on top of batter before baking. This keeps the nuts crunchy instead of soggy.
  13. Cutting bars is easier if you score the bars right as the pan leaves the oven. When the bars cool, cut along the scored lines.
  14. To test if spaghetti is done, throw one piece at the wall or ceiling. If it sticks, then it is done.
  15. When frying meat, sprinkle paprika on meat to make them golden brown.
  16. Scaling a fish is easier if vinegar is rubbed on the scales first.
  17. When grilling fish, the rule of thumb is to cook 5 minutes on each side per inch of thickness. Before grilling rub with oil to seal in moisture.
  18. A few drops of lemon juice added to simmering rice will keep the grains separated.
  19. Pumpkin and other custard-style pies are done when they jiggle slightly in the middle. Fruit pies are done when the pastry is golden, juices bubble, and fruit is tender.
  20. Achieve professionally decorated cakes with a silky, molten look by blow-drying the frosting with a hairdryer until the frosting melts slightly.
  21. When baking bread, a small dish of water in the oven will help keep the crust from getting too hard or brown.
  22. To keep hot oil from splattering, sprinkle a little salt or flour in the pan before frying.
  23. To prevent pasta from boiling over, place a wooden spoon or fork across the top of the pot while the pasta is boiling.
  24. Boil all vegetables that grow above ground without a cover.
  25. A little vinegar or lemon juice added to potatoes before draining will make them extra white when mashed.
  26. To absorb the pungent odor of foods like fish or cabbage, place a small bowl filled with white vinegar on the stove while cooking.
  27. If food from a bubbling casserole spills over on the stovetop or oven floor, sprinkle salt on the drips to absorb the burned smell while the dish is still cooking (that will also make it easier to clean up the mess later).
  28. To deodorize a musty-smelling freezer, fill a clean sock with dry coffee grounds and place it inside.

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        11 months ago

        Great article! I use some lifehacks in my kitchen. But 4 years ago any mention of cooking was horrifying) Now when I ask my husband what he wants for dinner I usually use man cook emoji -

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        8 years ago from Sanford, North Carolina

        Very Interesting piece. I recommend editing out a few usage errors. Your content will come across better.


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