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17 Crazy Kitchen Hacks You Have To Try

Hey, have you ever tried these weird kitchen hacks?

1. Throw a quarter of an onion in the same container that you're storing your avocado in to stop it from going brown.

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According to The Kitchn, it will slow down the oxidation process, and it beats throwing it in the fridge on its own.

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2. Open a hard coconut by placing it in a hot oven for 10-15 minutes.

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After you've drilled a hole in the shell and drained the water, putting a coconut in the oven for 10-15 minutes on 400º F should crack the shell and help separate the meat from it.

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    Yep! Totally works!
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    Nah. That's bogus.

3. Keep onions fresh after cutting them with a little butter.

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This tip comes from Pinterest, and claims that spreading butter on the cut side of an onion will help it stay fresh in the fridge for days.

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    Nope! Don't bother.

4. All you need to keep your bananas fresher longer is a little cling wrap.

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Just pull the bananas off the bunch, and wrap the ends in cling wrap, and some claim they'll stay fresh 3-4 days longer than usual.

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    Yes! It works great!
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    No. It's not worth the hassle.

5. Make two holes in a disposable plate to improvise a lid for your mixer.

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You'll never again make a mess of your kitchen (or yourself) when making a cake.

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    Yep! Makes baking so much cleaner.
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    No. My kitchen was still a mess.

6. If you overdid it on the salt, turn off the heat and throw a piece of eggplant or potato into your dish.

The eggplant or potato is supposed to absorb the excess salt if you leave it in for about 10 minutes.

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    Yes. It really cuts down on the salt.
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    No. It's too much work.

7. Place lettuce or spinach in a container and add paper towels to absorb the moisture.

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It'll keep spinach from getting slimy, and should help your leafy greens last about twice as long as they would otherwise.

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    Yes. My greens have never been crisper.
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    No. Still a soggy mess.

8. If you bought lettuce with the stems intact, submerge them in a container of water and cover the rest with a plastic bag.

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The water keeps the lettuce from drying out and spoiling.

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    Yes. Keeps lettuce fresh for days.
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    No. It still dried out.

9. If you don't have any chocolate sprinkles, improvise with a chocolate bar and a potato peeler to create shavings.

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Just a few swipes, and you'll have all the sprinkles you'll need.

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    Yes. It definitely worked in a pinch.
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    No. It wasn't worth the effort.

10. Place boiled chicken breasts in an electric mixer on the lowest setting. You'll shred the chicken in record time without getting your hands dirty.

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You can even use a hand mixer, if that's easier.

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    Yep! Works great every time.
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    No. It's more trouble than it's worth.

11. If you accidentally leave the cereal box open and it goes stale, all you have to do is put it in the oven for a few minutes to crisp it right up again.

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Spread it out on a sheet pan and bake it at 375º for 5-10 minutes. Good as new!

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    Yes. It was just like new again.
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    No. My cereal was still pretty stale.

12. Drop an egg into a glass or bowl of water to tell if it's still fresh.

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If it sinks and rests on its side, it's fresh! If it sinks but stands up on its end, it's a little old. If it floats, throw it out.

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