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15 things that people are doing wrong in the kitchen

15 things that people are doing wrong in the kitchen
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Even if you love cooking, you are so busy that you would listen to everything that can save you time.

And whether you're a pro or not, you can always learn more! For example, do not make these 15 common mistakes in your kitchen. Let's also see how to fix those mistakes!

1. Washing your hands after peeling garlic

Of course, you should wash your hands after handling this very smelly ingredient. The only thing is that soap and water will not help you here.

If you want to get rid of the strong garlic smell, simply rub your fingers on a stainless steel object. It sounds really weird, but it works.

2. Storing ice cream

According to many people, if you store your ice cream in a freezer bag, it will not become rock hard. You'll be able to scoop it out without hurting your wrist or bending your spoon.

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3. Draining pasta

If you are draining pasta in the sink, you should stop. The water in which you have cooked them is exactly what you need to have a perfect sauce. Starch-containing liquid is an emulsifier that helps mixing oil and water together in your sauce and thickens it a bit, creating a perfect consistency.

4. The right way to squeeze a lemon

Slowly roll the lemon on the counter to loosen its juices, then place it in a cup and poke some holes in it, and squeeze. See how to proceed here:

5. How to warm up a pizza

A pizza should never be reheated in the microwave because it is soaking it.

When you only have one or two slices to reheat, and you do not want to waste your energy by turning on the oven, use a frying pan. Simply place the slices on the pan, the cheese side up and set the stove to medium heat. This will warm up your pizza and melt the cheese again.

6. Cooling a drink quickly

If you are in desperate need of a cold drink, do not put it in the fridge or freezer and expect it to cool as quickly as possible; there is a much faster way. Wrap a damp paper towel around the bottle or can before placing it in the refrigerator. So efficient!

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7. Cut cherry tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are small and trying to cut them individually is way too long. The easiest way to do this, is to place the tomatoes between two plates (the bottom plate down and the top one up), firmly press one hand on the top plate and cut the tomatoes with a sharp knife.

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8. Removing the shell from a boiled egg

To prevent tiny pieces of shell from breaking off boiled eggs, add a teaspoon (65 g) of baking soda to the cooking water of your eggs. Then the shell will come right off.

9. Separate the yolk from the white

It is tedious to separate the yolk from the white of your eggs. There is a very simple trick:

Break the eggs in a bowl, then hold an empty bottle of water over the eggs and squeeze gently. Make sure the hole in the bottle is touching the yolk then stop squeezing. The yolk should then rise in the bottle, leaving the white in the bowl.

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10. Measure the dry ingredients with a liquid measuring cup

You will almost always find yourself with more than you need when using a liquid measuring cup for dry ingredients like flour and sugar. This is because when you try to measure it, it ends up being compacted.

Dry measuring cups are designed with flat rims so you can get an accurate measure. Use a spoon to add the ingredient to the cup, then use a knife to remove the excess.

11. Peeling potatoes

If you are going to make mashed potatoes, forget the peeler. Wash the potatoes and boil them, then place them in cold water for about five minutes. Then simply remove their skin with your hands.

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12. Cleaning your blender

Blender's blade is very sharp, do not put your hands in it to clean it. Add some liquid dish detergent and a few cups of water to the blender and turn it on for a few seconds before rinsing with water.

13. Placing the spoon on top of the pan

Many of us have the habit of letting the spoon stand on top or beside the pan while cooking. This is not forbidden, but you can use the small hole on the handle of the pan to insert the spoon. This will prevent it from falling or dirtying the stove.

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14. Do not store tomatoes in the refrigerator

You know that tomatoes are always kept outside at the grocery store. The same thing should be done at home. The delicate cells of tomatoes do not support extreme temperatures. Storing them in the fridge will force the cell to burst, making the tomatoes softer. The cold will also destroy the enzymes responsible for the flavor.

15. Do not add oil to pasta water

Contrary to popular belief, adding oil to the cooking water of your pasta actually ruins your dish. The fat will prevent the sauce from sticking to the noodles. Instead, mix the pasta with a little bit of sauce after you remove them from the water.

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