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    We've All Been Using Our Pots And Pans Wrong And I Am Forever Changed

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    If you're like me, you've probably been doing a LOT more cooking lately, as the coronavirus pandemic forces all of us to stay home for the foreseeable future.

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    Well, I'll admit that I'm not the most gifted chef out there, but I thought I knew the basics — like how to use pots and pans. But it turns out I haven't even been doing THAT right...and I bet most of you haven't been, either.

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    This revelation came to me last night as I was FaceTiming my friend and makin' pasta (a staple of any good quarantine diet, naturally).

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    I complained to this friend that I never know what to do with the sauce spoon when I'm not using it. Placing it right on the counter seems unhygienic and messy, but putting it on a clean plate creates another dish I have to wash later. What's a lazy person to do???

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    That's when my friend showed me a hack that is an absolute GAME CHANGER. You know that little hole on the handle of most pots and pans?

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    I always figured that hole was just there to make the pots easy to hang. Nope! Turns out, that hole can also be used to do THIS:

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    I did a little digging on the internet, and yes, it's true: That hole in the handle really does double as a place to stash your spoon when not in use.

    The hole in pan handle is a spoon holder. #WhyDidNoOneMentionThis

    Even professional chefs admit to being a little slow on the uptake.

    The hole in the handle of a pan......used to hold your spoons..........blows my mind it took me 4 years of cheffing to find that out lol

    No messy countertops, no extra dishes to clean. The answer has been right on front of us this whole time!

    My mother-in-law told me recently that the hole in the pan handle was a spoon rest, not for hanging it up. It may be right, but perturbing.

    Anyway, that's my life hack of the day. Share to save a life — or at least save someone from cleaning an extra dish.

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