27 Genius Solutions For Your Kitchen Woes

Cooking is hard enough as it is.

1. Peel ginger with a spoon.

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2. Stick a cheese keeper in a box with your cheese to make it last longer.

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The food-safe baked clay of the cheese keeper regulates moisture inside the container to keep your hard cheese from drying out, or your soft cheeses from turning into mush.

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3. Pour sauces and batter with ease with a slip-on heat-resistant silicone spout.

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4. Remove bits of eggshell with an eggshell. The jagged edge will cut through the gooey egg white. Make sure you’re using an intact piece.

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5. These rubber covers turn any bowl into a storage container — and sometimes eliminate the need for a container completely.

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6. Up your PB&J game with some ingenious spreaders, like this double-sided one that prevents mixing or this foldable one for easy scooping.

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7. Sharpen your knives on the underside of a plate, mug, or anything else ceramic with an edge. CAREFULLY.

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8. Install a magnetic spice rack if you have limited cupboard space.

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Bonus: Keeping your spices in view makes it easy to track when you’re low on something. You can also make it yourself.

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9. Get recipes just right with a digital measuring cup.

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10. Clean the baked-on grease off your pans by heating them over a stove and then placing in hot water for 10 minutes.

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Then, scrub it clean with a sponge and dish soap.

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11. This nifty contraption gives you a place to rest the lid and your cooking utensil, so you don’t have to get your counters messy.

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12. A spaghetti measurer cuts down the guesswork for how much spaghetti you ought to boil per serving.

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13. Like egg-white omelets? Separate with ease with an egg separator or an empty plastic bottle.

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14. A pot guard is perfect for propping your lid when simmering.

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You can also make your own. And, there’s also always the wooden spoon trick.

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15. Consider a cutting board that has compartments for easy storage and transfer.

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16. Peel a whole head of garlic in a matter of seconds by separating the cloves into a bowl. Then, use a second bowl to cover the top, and give it a good shake.

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Remove the the lid and — voilà — perfectly peeled cloves.

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17. A see-through toaster makes burnt toast a thing of the past.

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18. Remove tea and coffee stains in mugs with water and a little bit of baking soda.

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Pour some baking soda on a towel and scrub inside the cup. Rinse with water and see the stains dissolve!

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19. Get all that minced garlic off your knife with this handy knife-gliding invention.

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20. These stemware tethers protect your precious wineglasses in the dishwasher.

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21. Store pot lids like a genius using adhesive hooks.

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22. Revive stale bread by running the loaf under water and putting it in the oven for a few minutes.

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23. Keep your drain-cleaning sponge separate from you dish-cleaning sponge with a double-tiered sponge holder.

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Always allow your sponge to dry completely to avoid bacterial growth.

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24. Get rid of strong smells (fish, onion, garlic) from your hands by washing them with a stainless steel spoon.

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Or purchase a steel soap bar.

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25. Prevent cross-contamination with indexed cutting boards.

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26. Make a death trap for fruit flies by putting some apple cider vinegar in a glass. Roll up a sheet of paper like a funnel and place it in on top.

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The fruit flies will fly in, but they won’t fly out.

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27. Vacuum-seal ziplock bags with a straw.

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Just don’t accidentally inhale whatever it is you’re sealing. Duh.

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