Six Kitchen Timesavers
My first tip for saving time in the kitchen is really easy…if you have a huge kitchen and a pile of money: two dishwashers. It’s amazing. You always have one to put dishes in so you don’t end up with a pile in your sink or doing a load half-full just because you don’t want them to sit in the dishwasher getting crusty. Of course, that’s not exactly the most practical kitchen tip for everyone (including me) so here are a few that might be more helpful:
1. To easily peel hard-boiled eggs, place cold eggs into a large bowl of very hot water. The shell will expand and separate from the egg. Then run them under cool water until you can handle them, then smash the egg against your sink and peel them under the running tap water. No more ugly, holey deviled eggs!
2. When you’re baking and the recipe calls for molasses/honey/peanut butter and oil, use the same measuring cup. Just measure out the oil first, and then your sticky ingredients will slide right out.
3. Next time you change the kitchen trash bag, throw a bunch of empty trash bags into the bottom of the can below the new one. Then the next time you need to change it again the empties are right there and you don’t accidentally forget to put a bag in.
4. Cut up a bunch of veggies – carrots, celery, etc – and keep them in the fridge in a Tupperware full of water. They’ll stay fresher longer and you have a quick and healthy snack.
5. Don’t be afraid of shortcut ingredients. Pizza dough, shredded cheese, and pre-peeled garlic are my favorites but I’m not the least bit ashamed of buying salad in a bag, jarred pasta sauce, and mixed stir-fry veggies.
6. From Electrolux: Speaking of time saving, Electrolux induction cooktops and ranges combine the power of gas with the easy clean-up of electric, so you can boil water in just 90 seconds!1
(Dude, why can’t I get one of those ranges to review?)
Ok, truthfully, none of those were very revolutionary and I could definitely cut down on the time I spend in the kitchen. Help me out! What are your best kitchen timesaving tips?
I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.
110″ induction burner with Power Boost, 6 qt./10″ diameter pot, 1 qt. tepid water