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17 Surprising AF Uses For Stuff You've Probably Already Got In Your Kitchen

You can use your dishwasher to cook food. YES YOU CAN.

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2. And a colander can double as the perfect ice bucket.

Simply fill it up with ice and put it in a larger bowl. That way the melted ice water will drip into the bowl and you won't have a water ice bucket.

Get your own colander from Amazon for $9.18.


7. Yeah, sure, an ice cream scoop scoops ice cream. But it's also great for scooping muffin or cupcake batter into tins.

Simply spray the scooper with cooking spray for optimal use. You can also use a scooper to make perfectly round meatballs or falafels.

Get one at Amazon for $10.99


8. Egg slicers slice eggs, but they do ~so much more~.

Stop risking your precious fingers for perfect slices. You can use an egg slicer on mushrooms, mozzarella balls, strawberries, bananas, avocados, olives — even hot dogs, if that's your thing.

Get your own at Amazon for $9.99 .


12. Chopsticks are great for SO many things.

Use 'em to eat Japanese or Thai or Chinese food, but you can also use them to scramble up your eggs or help pit olives or cherries. Learn more here.

And get some reusable chopsticks of your own from Amazon for $2.99.

13. Use a pastry blender to blend dough — and so much more.

You can use it to mash up avocados, soft-boiled potatoes, or hard boiled eggs. And you can also use one to tenderize meat.

You can get one from Amazon for $8.99.

14. Yes, you CAN use your dishwasher to cook!

I mean, if you want to. If you've got stuff that needs to be cooked on low temperature (like poached pears) and for SOME REASON you want to use your dishwasher, by all means! But just make sure you're using well-sealed, heat-proof containers, like canning jars.

15. OK, so a carving fork is super helpful when you're trying to cut a huge hunk of meat. But! It's also useful when you've got a big pot of pasta.

Use a fork or spoon at the base, and spin your pasta around the carving fork to create a neat little bird's nest of noodles.

Get your own from Amazon for $9.99.