Last week's post on our favorite food hacks was a huge hit, so we decided to follow it up with round two. We are going to call these our favorite kitchen hacks. What was your favorite food hack from last week? This one was submitted by a reader and won my vote for the best one:
I feel like we could spend weeks talking about kitchen hacks and food hacks and I am ok with it. To be honest, I nerd out every time I find a new set of kitchen hacks to try. Actually, most of the time I forget but I always have the intention of trying them.
What is your all time, can't live without, have to tell everyone Kitchen Hack? Leave a comment and let us know.
I have been advertising these kitchen hacks as my top 20 that we have put together. I just found the most amazing hack not on the list, so I am going to make it Tweet-able here and that way the “list” is still 20. Can you tell I have a slight OCD issue. Of all the kitchen hacks I have read, this is my all time favorite and will save my fingers from being burned.
Before I ramble anymore, here are our favorite kitchen hacks!!!
- Use baking soda to stop small grease or electrical fires. Tweet This!
- Store plastic wrap in the refrigerator to help keep it from clinging to itself when wrapping leftovers. Tweet This!
- Clean cast iron pans with a salt scrub to remove bits of stuck on food. Tweet This!
- To remove garlic or onion smells from your hands, rub them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel. Tweet This!
- To clean copper pots, apply a thin layer of ketchup and rub it off with a clean rag. Tweet This!
- To clean metal kitchen tools, scrub them with a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water. Tweet This!
- To clean wooden spoons, boil them in water and let them dry in the sun. Tweet This!
- To clean a wood cutting board, scrub it with course salt and then rub it with half of a cut lemon. Tweet This!
- To prevent cross-contamination, have one cutting board for raw meat and another for everything else. Tweet This!
- To keep cutting boards from slipping, place a damp dish towel under them. Tweet This!
- To cover the sharp edge of a knife, put a wine cork on its tip. Tweet This!
- To keep knives sharp, use the back of the knife instead of the blade to gather food from the cutting board and transfer to a bowl or pan. Tweet This!
- Store unopened jars of nut butter upside down to make stirring easier. Tweet This!
- Add used coffee grounds to potted plants as a natural fertilizer. Tweet This!
- To create extra food storage space, hang a shoe holder on the inside of a pantry door. Tweet This!
- Use toothbrushes to clean cheese graters. Tweet This!
- To create lunchbox ice packs, soak kitchen sponges in water, seal them in Ziplock bags and freeze them. Tweet This!
- To sanitize a kitchen sponge, soak it in vinegar and water and microwave it for one minutes. BONUS: This will help clean the microwave as well. Tweet This!
- To keep Paleo brownies from sticking to the knife when cutting them, use a plastic knife. Tweet This!
- Use a pizza cutter to quickly cut Paleo pancakes and waffles. Tweet This!
So out of all the kitchen hacks, which one will you use or try first. Leave us a comment and let us know. Now it's time to go enjoy this weeks Free Meal Plan. Enjoy.
Paleo Beet and Green Apple Salad from WholeHogPaleo
Easy Artichoke Chicken Bake from Salted Paleo
Twice-Baked Cheeseburger Spaghetti Squash from Popular Paleo
Sticky Honey Garlic Spare Ribs from Naked Cuisine
Winter Vegetable Soup from Three Beans On A String