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Microwave your dish wash sponge for just a few seconds when it's (seemingly) irreparably gross.
Dab some ketchup on a cloth and rub it all over your copper. Rinse it in warm water and voila good as new.
Heat a dish towel in the microwave to get rid of fish smell.
Talking of pasta, you can cook it in minutes if you soak it first. Leave it in a sealed container, fully covered in water for a couple of hours or overnight. Then drop it into boiling water as normal to finish the cooking process.
Reheating pasta in the microwave? Form it into a doughnut shape – this means it will heat more evenly.
Chop your onions without the waterworks by putting a slice of bread in your mouth. By leaving the bread sticking out of your mouth slightly, it will absorb the irritable gas before it reaches your eyes.
Core iceberg lettuce by slamming it root-side-down on a table or chopping board. This loosens the core so you can just pull it out.
Add a apple with potatoes ,they will stay fresh and will not sprout easily.
Keep the refrigerator smelling fresh by placing an open box filled with baking soda inside it. It will neutralize the odor!
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with th teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and then brush your teeth. It can be used as an alternative to commercial toothpastes.
Stuffed veggies like bittergoutds and potatoes, etc. can be stored in freezer bags, and thawed as required. Make sure to thaw completely before proceeding to cook it. Or else it will crumble easily.
To increase the shelf life of dry masalas store them in airtight containers with a cube of asafoetida
If instant coffee kept in a bottle hardens due to humidity, pour some hot water to dissolve it. Cool and refrigerate. Use as desired but not keep for too many weeks, as it may ferment.
To make vinegar last twice as much, divide the vinegar in two bottles and add water, which has been boiled. After a week it will come up to full strength again.
Sprinkle a little salt on the surface of the freezer before placing the ice-trays. It Keeps ice-trays away from sticking to the freezer surface.
To make tasty filter coffee - add a little sugar to the coffee filter before adding coffee powder, then add boiling water to it.
To peel baby onions/pearl onions easily,soak them in cold water for 20 minutes.
To set curd faster, add a slit green chillie to it.
When seasoning a salad, use coarse sea salt mixed with a little olive oil. It will stay crunchy when combined with the vinaigrette.
Smash garlic cloves inside a resealable plastic bag with the back of a knife. That way, your cutting board and knife won't smell.
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