Kitchen Equipment Hacks

Hey everyone. What are your favorite kitchen hacks- alternative ways to use your kitchen equipment to make, bake, or cook?

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enspana3 years ago

rust from cutlery to pots and pans

ketchup is a great way to take out rust from cutlery to pots and pans .try an let me know any brand works.

flavrt4 years ago
This is half a hack, but worth mentioning. A company called Dork Food makes a temperature controller and they sell it on Amazon. When you plug a non-programable heating appliance into the Dork, it provides the brains to hold the temperature to whatever you set without overheating. So now a $15 crockpot behaves like a $400 sous vide machine. If you want beef cooked to 132º, you get every bit of it cooked to exactly 132º. Thick or thin, an hour or a day, it doesn't matter. I can't overcook.
Moem5 years ago
The other way around...
using a paint mixer to whip up a large batch of pancake batter.
flavrt Moem4 years ago
Power mixing. I'm awed.
garnishrecipes (author)  Moem5 years ago
Whoa! Props, that's awesome! :)
When you're making batter to feed 150 hungry bikers, this is definitely the way to go!
RavensCraft4 years ago
Instead of using a microwave on my frozen mini pancakes,
I line the side of a steamer with them, and steam them over my oatmeal
on the stove.
kkeagan4 years ago
i have a round glass benchtop cooker and no muffin pans would fit so i just cut the tops off 400g tomato can tins down to 1" and made the 8 needed to fit in my cooker
kkeagan kkeagan4 years ago
a polar fleece blanket is the best to rise b read pizza bases in
i make a white bread dough in my breadmaker ...cut into 8 and roll out makes the best pizza bases... you can make thick or thin bases
kkeagan4 years ago
i use an icecream maker machine to make icy fruit drinks for the kids on hot days, watermelon is the most favourite
Have Stainless Steel appliances? Keep those annoying fingerprints off by using baby oil.
garnishrecipes (author) 5 years ago
My favorite kitchen hack is using the mini food processor to grind coffee grounds.
My brother, TimLoco, likes to use a hot air popcorn machine to roast his own coffee. Lets him experiment with different beans, finding his pref for each.

I've never had freshly roasted beans otherwise (that I can remember), but his coffee is really good.  Comes out almost "greener" in a vegetable/ /fresh sense.  Lots of more intense, up front flavors.
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onrust5 years ago
i cut a hole in the bottom of a refried bean can to blow them out
garnishrecipes (author)  onrust5 years ago
I need more details, how does this work? It sounds explosive ;)
first you open the top. then flip it around, and using the can opener, punch another hole in the bottom. you then blow on the hole to push out the beans. sorry, not very explosive
garnishrecipes (author)  onrust5 years ago
It's a neat trick. Thanks for the step by step, I was confused.
Moem onrust5 years ago
The explosive part comes after eating the beans.
garnishrecipes (author)  Moem5 years ago
Bahaha!! :)
onrust5 years ago
I also keep a bag of frozen peas in the freezer for an emergency cold pack. they form to any situation
garnishrecipes (author) 5 years ago
Thought of another- I use an empty coffee tin to hold a piping bag open while I scoop frosting into it.
niki31b5 years ago
I have used my kitchenaide to mix batches of grout...
garnishrecipes (author)  niki31b5 years ago
Neat idea!
bwrussell5 years ago
More of a lifehack or tip then a true hack but a wet paper towel under a cutting board will keep the board from sliding around at all.

Any sheet of stainless steel can replace a pizza stone.
garnishrecipes (author)  bwrussell5 years ago
Ooh I've wanted a pizza stone. Thanks for saving me some $ :D
Ronyon5 years ago
4 and 8" drywall spatulas for cutting bread dough,scraping flour and other debris from counters and removing backed on food from pots and pans.
scoochmaroo5 years ago
What a fun idea for a challenge.

I use my muffin tin upside down as a laptop stand to help with cooling!