Food Hacks

55 Cooking Hacks To Make Cooking Super Convenient

April 18th, 2019

Some of us love to cook. The rest of us… not so much. But, of course, it’s necessary.

Unless you can afford a chef or to order takeout every night. But most people have to head to the grocery store each week and turn their purchases into something edible. We’d often like to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible.

Cooking can be a lot less laborious and time-consuming. But you need to know a few tricks. We search the internet to find the best cooking hacks there are.

Here Are 55 Time-Saving Cooking Hacks To Make Cooking Super Convenient:

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1) Keep Your Phone Clean

Want to keep your phone clean while you cook? Cover it in plastic wrap. This way you’ll be able to touch it while your hands are dirty without getting it nasty. Just pull the plastic wrap off and toss it out when you’re done.

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2) Preserve Extra Herbs

Do you have some leftover fresh herbs? You can preserve them by placing them inside an ice cube tray. Pour some butter or olive oil over them and freeze them. Take out of the freezer and pop them in a pan when you’re ready to use them.

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3) Gummy Bear Soda Popsicles

Stop buying popsicles and make super cool ones at home. Fill a popsicle tray with gummy bears and pour in some lemon-lime or grape soda. Freeze them and you’ll get the coolest looking ice pops ever.

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4) Keep Spaghetti Fresh

Want to keep your leftover spaghetti super fresh once you open the box? Store it in an empty Pringles can. It will also prevent the box from spilling everywhere.

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5) Easy Peel Hard Boiled Egg

Fill a glass container with some water and drop in your hard boiled egg. Place the cap on and shake the bottle so that the egg bangs up against the sides of the glass. The eggshell should slide right off when you take it out.

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6) Perfect Pasta Portion

Don’t want to overeat pasta? Boil as much dry pasta as you can fit through the top of a standard water or soda bottle. This creates the perfection portion of pasta for one.

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7) DIY Sorbet

Pour juice into a ziplock bag and seal. Place flat inside another larger ziplock bag. Fill with ice and sprinkle salt on it and seal. Cover with a towel and shake the bag around a bit. When you’re done, you’ll have sorbet in the original bag. Get details here.

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8) Seal a Bag

Need to seal a plastic pouch. Place your items inside the bag. Heat up the blade of a kitchen knife with a lighter. Slice the top of the bag with the knife. The bag will be sealed where you cut it.

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9) Easy Access Popcorn Bag

Gain easy access to your popcorn bag by opening it a little differently. Lay the bag flat and cut a hole into the side of the bag. It will be much easier to eat this way.

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10) Remove A Piece of Egg Shell

Trying to fish out that piece of eggshell from your mixing bowl? Dip your finger in water before you fish it out. It will attract the shell. You can also use the broken half of an eggshell.

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11) Prevent Batter Splatter

Create a DIY splash guard with a paper plate. Force your beaters through a paper plate giving them enough space to rotate within the hole. Attached the beaters and use the plate to cover whatever you’re mixing.

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12) DIY Pour Spout Container

Want to create a pour spout container? Place your ingredients or food into a plastic bag with an opened top. Cut the top of a soda or water bottle off and pull the bag from the bottom through the top. Pull the plastic over the sides of the bottle top and twist the cap on over the plastic.

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13) Roll to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Here’s another way to easily peel a hard boiled egg. Roll it back and forth on a hard surface. It should easily slide off.

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14) Easy Potato Chips

Slice your potatoes thin and lay them on a plate with a thin layer of oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper, and seasonings. Microwave for about 5 minutes. You may want to flip them over halfway through in the microwave.

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15) Keep a Lemon Fresh

Need some lemon juice but don’t want the rest of the lemon you’re not using to go bad? Roll a lemon on a hard surface to juice the middle. Place a skewer from the top of the lemon through the middle. If you squeeze the lemon juice will squirt out of the hole. This way the unused lemon will stay fresher longer.

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16) DIY Squeeze Bottle

Use a flame to heat the top of a soda cap so that it becomes pliable. Push a skewer it the cap so a little nub is formed. Snip off the top of the nub. Fill your bottle and close the cap. Squeeze the bottle so that whatever is inside neatly squirts out of the top of the nub.

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17) Easily Slice Cherry Tomatoes

Place cherry tomatoes on an upside down plate. Put another plate right side up on top. Slice in between the two plates to slice the tomatoes.

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18) How To Dip An Oreo

You’ve been dipping your Oreos in milk wrong your whole life. Stick a fork in between the creme and dunk. This way you won’t soak your fingers in milk.

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19) How To Slice a Tomato

You’ve also been slicing tomatoes wrong. Stick a fork in your tomato. Slice in between your fork prongs. There’s also a special tool you can buy that essentially does the same thing.

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20) Prevent Ice Pop Drips

Cut off the bottom of a paper cup. Make a slice through the bottom. Put your popsicle stick through the hole and let the cup catch drips. This also works with to-go coffee lids and cupcake liners.

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21) Wine Ice Cubes

Don’t water down your wine or sangria with ice cubes. Use leftover wine to make ice cubes. Just pour leftover wine into an ice tray and freeze.

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22) Easy Make Yogurt Pops

Poke a hole in the top of an individual yogurt and stick a spoon or stick in it. Put in the freezer. When it’s done just remove the rest of the plastic lid and pull your pop out.

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23) Open Sugar Packets the Right Way

Stop ripping off the ends of sugar packets. You’re supposed to break the packet in half. This way all of the sugar will end up in your cup.

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24) Don’t Get Burned Buy Hot Peppers

Ever chop a hot pepper then accidentally touch your eye or lip. It’s not fun. Protect your self by covering your hand in a plastic bag when you chop.

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25) Make A Chip Bowl

Want easy access to your bag of chips? Make a chip bowl. Just scrunch the bottom of your bag inward and pull the sides down.

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26) The Belt BLT

Want bacon in every bite of your BLT? Weave your bacon like a basket while it’s raw. When it’s done cooking you can plop it right on your sandwich.

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27) How to Eat a Pomegranate

Make a circular cut around the top of your pomegranate and peel the skin off. Then make five slices in the bottom of the pomegranate and peel it apart. Pull the top piece out and enjoy.

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28) How To Open A Stubborn Pistachio

Do you have a pistachio that isn’t open around the edges. Use another pistachio to pry it open. Whatever you do, don’t use your teeth!

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29) The Best Way To Chop A Pepper

Slice off the top. Cut a ring around the inside of the pepper and pull out the ring. Slice horizontal into rings.

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30) How to Peel A Prawn

First pull the head off. Then crack and wiggle at the third section from the bottom. Pull the tail to slide the skin out and let the rest of the skin fall away.

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31) How To De-Skin A Kiwi

Slice your kiwi in half. Press the kiwi down on a drinking glass so that skin and the fruit and skin gets separated by the glass. The fruit should pop off into the glass.

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32) Easy Peel a Potato

Make a shallow slice into the skin of your potato around its middle. Boil your potato. Take it out and place in cold water. The skin should slide right off.

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33) How To Pit a Cherry

Hold a cherry over the top of a soda bottle. Remove the pit. Shove a chopstick through the cherry until the pit falls out of the bottom and into the soda bottle.

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34) Fried Frozen Eggs

Take a frozen egg and place it in a warm bowl of water. Crack the egg against something so the skin peels away. Cut the end into slices and toss those slices onto your frying pan.

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35) Make Egg Art

Separate a bunch egg whites and yolks. Mix them up and place into separate squeeze bottles. Make a design with one bottle and fill in the holes with the other so you have a two-toned edible creation.

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36) Add Protein To Your Ramen

Drop a raw egg into the boiling water as you cook Ramen. Whisk the egg into your broth. The egg will cook in the water and add some nice protein to your dish.

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37) Egg Bacon Rice Ball

Soft boil an egg and peel away a shell. Roll your egg in flour. Place rice on some plastic wrap and pack it down so its firm. Make sure you have enough rice to cover your egg. Place your egg in the middle and wrap the plastic wrap around the egg and pack the rice around the egg. Wrap your it in bacon and fry in a pan.

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38) Olive Eggs

Add egg whites to a bowl and drop in some olives. Blend it all together. Now you have some black olive scrambled eggs.

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39) Pop A Wine Cork

Hold your wine bottle upright and away from your face. Place a bottle against your bottle just below the cork. The heat will make the cork pop on its own.

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