DIY

How To Keep Potatoes Fresh Using An Ordinary Apple, Plus 3 Other Genius Kitchen Hacks

by Caroline Hockenbury
Caroline is an editorial intern who enjoys running, making origami, and beatboxing (simultaneously).

When it comes to cooking, all tips and tricks are welcome.

Do you know of any hacks to help food stay fresh longer?

How about tactics for boiling an egg more quickly and efficiently?

My favorite kitchen hack has always been using the salad spinner to dry lettuce leaves. Tools and tricks like these help take the headache out of cooking.

Check out these 4 helpful suggestions and watch the video below to learn how you can maximize your time in the kitchen. I seriously can’t believe I never knew these before!

Storing Brown Sugar

  1. Pack brown sugar into a Mason jar.
  2. Stuff large marshmallows on top of the sugar to absorb moisture, then screw on the lid tightly.
  3. Use a small measuring cup to scoop out the sugar.

Storing Potatoes

  1. Place the potatoes in a large bowl.
  2. Add an apple to the bowl before storing. Apples produce ethylene gas, which prevents potatoes from sprouting.

Cutting Cherry Tomatoes

  1. Place a circle of cherry tomatoes around the central ring on a tupperware lid.
  2. Stack a second, identically shaped lid over top of the tomatoes. Press down on the top lid slightly to keep the tomatoes in place.
  3. Cut the tomatoes in half by slicing between the two lids.

Boiling Eggs

  1. Fill a pot with water, then bring it to a steady boil over the stove.
  2. Add a scoop of baking soda to the water, then stir it in with a whisk. Baking soda raises the water’s pH, weakening the bond between the shell and egg white.
  3. After cooking the eggs, plop them in a bowl of ice cold water.
  4. Let them sit for a few minutes in the cold water before peeling and serving.

What kitchen hacks are we missing? Let us know in the comments, then please SHARE these useful tips with your friends and family on Facebook!

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