10 Kitchen Tips You Need to Know (just to survive)

Written by Bryce

You need to know all these tips before you even pick up a knife. Seriously.

1. Coffee beans (unroasted) can absorb gross smells from your hands and the air. Try rubbing your hands in a bowl of coffee beans to remove the odors left by chopping garlic for an hour.

2. Hard boiled eggs require some salt to keep their shells in tact. Add a teaspoon to the pot before setting it on the stove.

3. Soap is the enemy of cast iron cookwear! Use a hard sugar or salt to scrub the pans, rinse with water, and pat dry with a towel.

4. Soup too salty? Throw in a raw, peeled potato for about 25 minutes. It’ll absorb all the extra salt (and maybe a little water, too, so check the pot after).

5. Keep salt in your empty Tupperware containers to avoid weird smells. It’s true, and you’ll be happy you did it.

6. If you burn your pot of rice, that’s OK! You can either try eating it that way (Persians do), or add a piece of bread to top of the pot for 5 or 10 minutes to absorb the burnt flavor.

7. Eat sinkers, not floaters. Eggs that don’t sink in 4-5 inches of water are simply not fresh enough to eat. And that’s just science.

8. If you’re defrosting meat from the freezer, rub it down with a little vinegar. It’ll tenderize it and cause it to thaw quicker! #hellofastdinner

9. Toothpaste cleans silver. Um, hello, you should be eating with the real stuff anyway. You’re glamorous, remember?

10. Clumpy salt? Just add a few grains of rice to your salt shaker to sort all that chunkiness out.

About the author


Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber


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