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Amazing Kitchen Tips (Part I)

pick up some useful kitchen tips
I've received a list of Kitchen Tips recently; some of which I'm already practising but few are new to me. I'm really excited to test them out :)

I'll be sharing these useful tricks with you in my next few posts. If you've tried some of them, let us know if it works or how it has helped you.

  1. For cleaning smelly hands after chopping onions or garlic, just rub them on a stainless steel spoon. The steel is supposed to absorb the odour.
  2. Fresh coffee beans can also absorb nasty odours from your hands.
  3. If you happen to over-salt a pot of soup, just drop in a peeled potato. The potato will absorb the excess salt.
  4. When boiling eggs, add a pinch of salt to keep the shells from cracking.
  5. Never put citrus fruits or tomatoes in the fridge. The low temperatures degrade the aroma and flavour of these pernickety fruits.
  6. To clean cast iron cookwear, don’t use detergents. Just scrub them with salt and a clean, dry paper towel.
  7. Will milk curdle if it is allowed to boil? It turns out that this age-old piece of wisdom isn’t true, after all. Milk that has been boiled is perfectly safe to consume.
  8. To clean an electric kettle with calcium buildup on the heating element, boil a mixture of half white vinegar and half water, then empty.
  9. When storing empty airtight containers, throw in a pinch of salt to keep them from getting stinky.
  10. If you are making gravy and accidentally burn it, just pour it into a clean pan and continue cooking it. Add sugar a little at a time, tasting as you go to avoid over-sugaring it. The sugar will cancel out the burned taste.
Remember to share with us if you've tested any of the above! Read on for Part II and III of Amazing Kitchen Tips!


  1. Good morning shirley, thanks for all the useful tips. That's very nice of you. Hope you're having a lovely day.
    Regards, Kristy

  2. So many things that I learned from this post. Very useful tips.

  3. Thanks for sharing the useful tips :)

  4. Oh, I love kitchen tips. I used to add salt into the water when making hard boiled egg, i thought it's suppose to make the de-shelling easier after boiled, never know that it's suppose to prevent the shell from cracking. Thanks for sharing and will be back for more tips.

  5. Nice tips Shirley and certainly helpful since I spent so much time in the kitchen.

  6. I have never heard of the first one but the others I am familiar I have my new coffee ground soap for the kitchen :)
    Hope your having an amazing week...hugs!

  7. These are indeed useful tips. Thanks, Shirley.

  8. Great tips, Shirley! Loved #3! Will definitely let you know if I try.

  9. Kristy, it's always a pleasure! U have a good day :)

    Little Inbox, glad u found them useful :)

    Ann, thks for dropping by despite your busy baking schedule. Hahaha!

    Doris, I always add salt & it works well for me :) Remember to come back for more........

    Nava, totally agree. Some of them are really useful.

    Alisha, I still don't quite see how rubbing hands on a stainless steel spoon can get rid of odour. Hahaha! I must remember try...

    Peggy, thks!

    Adora Box, glad u like it!

    Lequan, mmmmm! Would love to hear your review after trying. Have a good day, dear!

  10. Love the tips, Shirley. Had no idea about the spoon curing the onions and garlic - must try this! Look forward to Tips II Have a super weekend. J xo

  11. This is really useful! My favourite is the tip on getting rid of onion and garlic odours, I'll be sure to use the spoon trick next time! Also love the tip on salt in airtight containers :)

    Can't wait for part 2!

  12. Jill, that tip puzzled u too, isn't it? Let's try sometime :)

    Renae, thks for dropping by & have a wonderful weekend!

  13. thanks alot! the boiled eggs are really a problem for me

  14. Fish, now u can try this tips to see if it works for u :) Have fun!


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