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8 Great Kitchen Hacks for Foodies

by CustomHomes on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

kitchen hacks for foodiesThe kitchen is an extraordinary place where cooks make magic happen! With all there is to be done, and keeping track of all ingredients, utensils, and recipes, it can quickly become a very messy place. Even more so, if you’re a “foodie” who spends a lot of time there.

Here are some kitchen hacks for foodies to help keep your kitchen clean and orderly:

Kitchen Storage Tips

Better Cereal Storage

Take your cereal out of their boxes and put them in plastic containers. You can fit more cereal in these containers to save space. They’re also useful for keeping cereal fresher for a longer period of time and making it easier to pour.

Accessible Spice Rack

Turn your fridge into a spice rack. Small, light jars are easy to convert. Attach magnets to the bottom, and add labels to the top. This makes it simple to keep track of them and makes them easily accessible when you’re cooking.

Use Wall Space

If you have wall space, use it. Extra shelves are easy to install and can serve a world of good. The more shelves mean the more ingredients and utensils for your kitchen. Having all your needs out in the open also gives your kitchen a charming look. Not having to rustle around in cabinets makes it easier to quickly find what you need.

Use Shopping Bags

Keep a spot on your wall for shopping bags. Once you’re done with your bottles, you can shove them in there for quick and easy disposal. Next time you go out shopping, you can recycle your bottles as you restock on groceries. Having bags serve double-duty makes them easier to remember.

Cooking & Food Tips

Use Cookie Cutters for More Than Cookies

If you have cookie cutters, you can use them for many things! For instance, you can use cookie cutters for stencils while decorating cakes, or for shaping pancakes. Think outside the box and you will find many more uses.

Stop Fighting with Plastic Wrap

Chilling plastic wrap by putting it in your fridge will make it easier to unwind from its row! Then you can cover your leftover food without the hassle.

An Easier Way to Check Eggs

One way to make sure eggs are still safe for consumption is to place them in a bowl of water. If the egg sinks to the bottom, then it is still safe to eat. If it floats, then it is past its expiration date.

Grate Cheese More Efficiently

When it comes to grating cheese, freezing it for about 30 minutes will make it much easier to grate because it’s not as soft.

There are many more ingenious tricks to make keeping an orderly kitchen easier. The especially great thing is that many of them require little effort!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com