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    16 Time-Saving Cooking Hacks That Actually Work

    From separating egg yolks to quickly roasting garlic.

    Sometimes cooking hacks can be the difference between spending an hour in the kitchen, and spending just a few minutes.

    So here are 16 clever cooking hacks that'll save you some serious time:

    1. Quickly roast garlic in the microwave instead of the oven.

    2. Soften butter in a matter of minutes by placing it under a warm glass.

    3. Place your sheet pan in the oven as it preheats to make your roasted veggies cook in less time.

    4. Microwave mushrooms before sautéing them to cut the cooking time in half.

    5. Microplane ginger and garlic instead of mincing it.

    6. Quickly and easily separate eggs using a water bottle.

    7. Use a drinking straw to quickly hull strawberries.

    8. Microwave potatoes before frying or roasting them to cut down the cooking time and make sure they're completely cooked throughout.

    9. Quickly shred chicken using an electric hand mixer.

    10. Blend smoothies directly in a mason jar by screwing the blade onto the lid.

    11. Make perfect potato wedges using an apple slicer.

    12. And kiwis using a spoon.

    13. Bake hard bananas in the oven to instantly ripen them.

    14. Cut corn over a bundt pan to prevent the kernels from flying everywhere.

    15. Quickly peel hard-boiled eggs by placing them in a glass with water and shaking them.

    16. Avoid batter splatter by attaching a paper plate to your hand mixer.

    Let's get cooking!