The kitchen can be a confusing, arcane, and dangerous place. You’re keeping all kinds of things going at once, trying to feed yourself and possibly others without burning the place down. You need to keep things as simple as possible—and here are a few hacks to help you do just that.
Sweet bread, but it’s easy!
Especially useful on a gas range, where the boil-over could douse the flame.
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Because toasting sandwiches properly makes a difference.
When is avocado ripe?
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Make a perfectly formed fried egg using an onion ring.
Watermelon makes its own seed holder.
Quite possibly the most annoying small appliance to clean, this one is a game changer.
Color codes tell you how fresh your bread is.
Freeze fresh herbs with olive oil in an ice cube tray and they’ll be ready to cook when you need them.
A great way to cut down on clean-up.
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For small kitchens or big meals…
Pasta can be even easier than you thought.
Keep onions in pantyhose to make them last longer.
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Store celery, lettuce, and broccoli in tinfoil to keep it crisp longer.
Store cut avocado with a cut onion—sulfur from the onion prevents browning.
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Soak berries in vinegar and water to keep them clean, fresh, and mold-free.