Properly running a kitchen is one of the essential skills you want to learn. Proper kitchen etiquette is what can make food from even the simplest kitchens look like food prepared by a professional. Even something as simple as proper condiment arrangement and simple habits can vastly improve your kitchen and cooking.
Running your kitchen like it’s a restaurant is easier said than done. Luckily, you have us on your side. With these excellent tips, you can run your kitchen like a pro.
Removing That Awful Tupperware Smell
If you’ve ever tried storing vegetables or fruit inside a Tupperware or plastic food container, you probably noticed your Tupperware starting to smell. Sure, your vegetables would still smell reasonably clean, but the smell is incredibly difficult to get rid of! There’s no need to fret, we’ve found a simple solution to your nasty smelling Tupperware.
Simply drop in a few strips of newspaper inside of your Tupperware overnight, and your problem should be fixed. Make sure to clean it properly afterward, though, to get rid of possible residue. We don’t know why this works, but as long as it removes the plastic smell, we’re satisfied.
Stop Cooking Spills
When you’re boiling soup, sauce, or even when you’re just cooking rice over the stovetop, you probably noticed how you should look over it at all times. Partly to know when it’s cooked but also so that the liquids don’t boil over and spill on top of the stove. If you have to multitask, placing a wooden spoon on top will prevent it from boiling over.
Cleaning Stainless Steel
Cleaning your stove or pans that are stainless steel can be a hassle. It requires a lot of elbow grease and can take a lot of time with just soap and water. To make cleaning stainless steel easier, get some alcohol and cotton balls, and get to work.
Thoroughly Cleaning Your Vegetables
Hand washing is a hassle and won’t guarantee you have clean veggies. Some residue of dirt may remain when you’re hand washing, and it can make a difference. If you don’t want to waste time and effort hand washing your veggies, drop them in the dishwasher! Make sure there’s no soap and run it through one cycle, and it should be good to go.
No More Fishy Microwave
If you’ve ever microwaved fish before, you know that that’s a smell that you’re not getting off of your microwave… Or is it? There’s finally a way to remove that awful smell! Put some dish soap on a rag and heat it for about 15 minutes. Then, leave the heated cloth inside the microwave for about half an hour, come back, and then wipe the insides of the microwave. Now you’ll never have to endure that fishy smell ever again.
Salt To Soak Up Dropped Eggs
If you’ve ever dropped an egg in the kitchen before, you know that it’s probably one of the worst things to clean up. The yolk leaves an odor, and it’s a pain to clean up. To make it easier to clean, throw salt on the egg. The salt absorbs the egg whites and makes the clean up a lot easier.
Rejuvenate Your Copper
Put a hefty amount of ketchup on your copper equipment (yes, ketchup) and evenly coat the entire copper area with ketchup. Wait a few minutes and rinse it off with warm water, voila! Good as new.
Microwave Your Sponge
For the last kitchen tip, if you think your sponge is irreversibly yucky and unusable, try microwaving it for a few seconds.