"Kitchen shift" takes a lot of time and effort. Moreover, now there are life hacks that will help to cope with household chores much faster and easier. For example, how to remove their uniforms from potatoes in one motion, boil a large number of eggs without a pan, or keep herbs fresh for longer. Novate.ru will tell you about these and other tricks.
1. Peel the avocado
You have to work hard to peel an avocado, and you really don't want to damage the fruit. If this is the case, take a sharp knife and cut the avocado in half. Using force, stick the tip of the knife into the bone and pull until it comes out after the blade. All that remains is to manually complete the process.
2. We cool drinks without a refrigerator
A life hack will help out in any situation: if you are relaxing in nature or are on a long trip. Suitable for bottles made of different materials: glass, plastic and cans. Take a towel, wet it, wrap the bottle in it and put it in a sunny place. The principle of thermodynamics will begin to work, that is, due to the heat, the liquid will evaporate and the temperature of the towel will drop.
3. Squeeze the maximum lemon juice
The trick works with both lemons and less juicy limes. Microwave the citrus for 10 seconds and reheat at 600 watts. Next, dip the fruit in cold liquid until completely cooled, and then squeeze out the juice with ease. For an even better result, roll the citrus on a board before heating. This will separate the inner fibers of the lemon or lime.
4. Cooking a lot of hard boiled eggs
Sometimes it is necessary to boil a large number of eggs, and pans of a suitable size are not at hand. In this case, use an oven. Take a small muffin tin and place the eggs in it to stand, or place them on a baking sheet. Turn the oven to 160 degrees and cook for half an hour. Next, place the eggs in cold liquid to make them easier to peel.
5. We cut cherry tomatoes
Mini tomatoes are inconvenient because they have to be fiddled with for a long time. However, there is a way how to literally cut all the cherry blossoms in one motion. Place the tomatoes on a flat plate and lightly press down on top of another. Use a large knife to swipe in the center of the cherry and in one motion you will be able to divide several pieces in half at once and not get hurt.
6. Making the meat more tender
Ideal when the meat is tender and juicy. To do this, the chefs give him a little "rest" before and after cooking. First remove the food from the freezer or refrigerator and leave to lie in the kitchen until it warms up to room temperature. Thanks to this, during cooking, the meat will not have a sharp drop in temperature and it will turn out to be more tender. Then wrap the product in foil and leave to "rest" for about 10-15 minutes. During this time, the juice will be distributed throughout the dish and it will become juicier. The trick is good for all types of meat.
7. Cut the onion into cubes
Thanks to a simple technique during the cutting process, the onion will not fall apart, as is usually the case. First, cut the product lengthwise and then crosswise. Professional chefs can easily cope, but amateurs can be difficult at first. There is a way out - turn the onion and cut it across so that the petals do not lag behind each other. Then turn the vegetable over again and chop perpendicularly.
8. Peel the potatoes quickly
In order not to peel each boiled potato by hand or with a knife, we offer a more effective life hack. Make a circular cut in the tubers before dipping the raw potatoes into the liquid. After boiling the food, immerse it in cold liquid for a couple of seconds. Pry off the peel gently and voila - it comes off easily. Peeling potatoes from their uniforms in this way is much faster and more convenient.
9. We prolong the freshness of herbs and greens
Do you buy herbs, but have they already grafted them to the house? A standard situation, but there is a way out of it. Wash the herbs and wrap them in wet paper. Wrap the bundle in cling film and refrigerate. Moisten the paper periodically to maintain moisture to keep the herbs fresh for longer.
10. We clean the ginger root
The ginger root has a heterogeneous structure with many branches, so it is rather inconvenient to clean it with a knife. Professional chefs have a life hack - use a teaspoon or coffee spoon for this. It is enough just to scrape the skin so that it comes off easily.
We also recommend reading about 7 tips on how to make your kitchen more convenient if the culinary skill has gone beyond scrambled eggs.