1. Oily peanut butter
Whether you are preparing your kids’ breakfast (hello peanut butter and jelly!) or the peanut sauce for your chicken satay, it’s often time-consuming to mix your peanut butter to ensure that it’s not the oil that you are using. Avoid oily and soggy food texture from peanut butter, save your time from mixing and store the bottle upside down. Once you are ready to use it, the oil will automatically mix itself right into the butter. Crafty eh? Well, you better make sure that it is tightly sealed before you do this trick. You don’t want oil spilling over your kitchen.
Herbs are very healthy but they don’t actually last long. You don’t want to feel the agony of storing garden-fresh herbs and see them wither and be spoiled to no use the next day. We can keep your coriander, lemongrass, parsley, and other herbs last for 2 weeks longer by doing this simple hack. Prepare a small jar or glass of water then place your herbs here. It is highly suggested that you trim any wilted part for the herb to stay fresh. Cover it with a plastic bag (e.g. grocer’s plastic bag). Lastly, secure it with a rubber band then store it in the fridge or just leave it on your kitchen countertop. See it fresh in two weeks!
3. Messy cake slices
Cakes are the usual center of attraction during celebrations. You want to make sure the cake is finely sliced with very minimal to no crumbs at all. Imagine serving a cake you meticulously baked or bought, only to get your first slice smeared and smattered with frosting and crumbs, yikes! Let’s not make that happen again by dipping a slender knife (preferably a tomato knife) in hot water. Quickly wipe it with a dry towel then start cutting your cake into nice, even-layered slices. Voila! You’re now a pro in plating a cake!
4. All the flavors and still you chose to be SALTY!
This is one of the most common kitchen problems we encounter. There are instances wherein you are cooking and using measuring cups and still manage to have your dish come out very salty. Life isn’t perfect, yet there are ways to solve this in case you come up with the same scenario. Besides, you don’t want to feed your loved ones with an unhealthy dish. When you oversalt your laksa, toss in a few slices of potato to your pot and let it simmer for 10-20 minutes until the flavor is where you want it to be. Just don’t forget to remove the potatoes when you are ready to serve your food.
5. Doesn’t take time to chill
You have your special someone on a date night. You were about to prepare your cool drink when you realized that your chiller is not working. Worse, it is even warmer than your tap water. Don’t fret and ruin your night when faced with this problem. You can save it and still have a lot of time to celebrate and have fun. Just do this very easy trick. Get a tall pitcher close to the height of your booze. Grab your ice from your freezer. Pour in a little bit of water into the pitcher. Mix in a handful of salt. Turn it over from one side to the other every 4 minutes, and voila! Your wine is cold within 30 minutes or less. The best part is you get to spend the night with your partner, chilling.
With all these kitchen hacks and tricks for your food prep, it’s still important for us to have the right kitchen appliances to assist us. Go explore the best appliance store in Singapore – Yeobuild HomeStore and shop for the best kitchen appliances for your home.
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