These days, there are too many tools to count and those single-use ones always clutter our drawers! So skip on the cherry pitters and egg slicers that don’t get much action in the kitchen and instead use something you already have on hand like a pair of chopsticks and a cooling rack. Find our top kitchen hacks below.
At Goodtaste, we use ice cube trays for more than just ice! Fill with your leftover stock, herbs, sauces, grated ginger, purèed fruits and veggies, juice, coffee, and more. Once frozen, store in freezer bags and pop out when ready to use.
There is no need to buy a cherry pitter that will only take up space in your drawers. Instead, The Kitchn says to use a chopstick to push the pit out without compromising the form of the cherry. Simply put the chopstick at the stem end of the cherry and push straight through, taking the pit with it.
Basters aren’t just for turkey and can be turned into multipurpose tools in the kitchen. Use your classic baster to easily fill muffin tins, separate egg yolk from egg whites, make pancake designs, remove excess water from plants, and more. With these tips from One Good Thing, you can turn this occasional tool into an everyday kitchen necessity.
Next time you need to chop up eggs, grab a cooling rack! Food Republic uses a plate to push peeled hard-boiled eggs through the rack, creating perfect chopped eggs in no time at all. You can also use this hack for chopping avocados or cooked potatoes, too!
Mercado makes perfectly sliced potato wedges by using an apple slicer! Cut off one end of the potato so it lays flat and then slice it easily through the apple slicer. Use it for as many or as few potatoes as you need. You can use this hack for sweet potatoes, too!
How often does your waffle iron stay in your cabinet untouched? Now you can make use of it for other recipes while limiting the mess in your kitchen. Eat This, Not That shows you how to make crispy, golden hash browns, melty paninis, bacon, and even brownies all in your waffle iron!
Pizza cutters are one of the best hacks for cutting perfectly sliced herbs, vegetables, grapes, tortillas, and homemade pasta. Not only is it a faster way to slice food, but it allows for a more precise cut. Find other ways Taste of Homes uses a pizza cutter in the kitchen!
Find our favorite kitchen tools for these hacks below!
Tovolo Bulb Baster, $15