Who wants to spend all day in the kitchen? Summer is the perfect time of the year for outdoor activities, so cooking during the hot summer days is the last thing you need. However, if you need to prepare something quickly, take a look at time-saving kitchen hacks!
Keep your working area clean and well-organized.
It may sound obvious when someone says this, but if you keep your kitchen clean and organized then you won't waste much time on unnecessary things. How many times have you been in an annoying situation when you can’t find the knife you need? This can be quite a stressful situation if you are expecting guests and rushing to finish a meal on time. Make sure to keep the most frequently used gadgets and utensils near the stove or sink.
Invest in good food storage containers.
A good storage container is a real thing: it’s built to last and (Mostly) free of all harmful chemicals, but most importantly it’s perfect for storing prepared food and leftovers and saving time. When it comes to food storage containers, people are wondering: Is it better to store food in glass or plastic food containers?
Although glass is usually safer than plastic, you can also buy and store food safely in quality plastic storage containers. You can find cool gadgets and kitchen products in BREO BOX.
Make (too) much food.
It’s always a smart idea to make leftovers if you want to save time. Consider cooking two or three times a week so that you eat one type of meal for several days. This way you will save time because you will not have to cook every day. Of course, you don't always have to practice this because you will get tired of eating the same food for several days, but it is very useful when you are short on time.
The slow cooker is your new best friend.
How many times have you used the slow cooker and do you even have it in your kitchen? Don’t let the slow cooker just gather dust, use it and save time! Slow cookers are great for preparing meals such as soups, stews, risotto, chicken thighs, and pork shoulder- the list goes on for whatever you fancy.
But that's not the best thing about it. You can put all ingredients in the slow cooker and be away for hours. Besides, they do not heat the kitchen the way an oven does and they’re great for cooking inexpensive meals. You might save a few dollars, too.
Pancake in a bottle.
Making pancakes takes a lot of time if you want to have enough of them for the whole family. In addition, we need various bowls, so we usually make a mess in the kitchen. If you want to save time and keep your kitchen clean, simply add ingredients for pancakes in a bottle and shake it. You can then pour directly from the bottle as much as you need to make one pancake at a time.
Boil water in an electric kettle.
If you don't have it in your kitchen, it's time to get it right away. Electric kettles are an easy and fast way to boil water without using the stove. If you are in a hurry to make coffee or tea, it will heat the water in just a few minutes, unlike a stove that would take about 10 minutes.
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Fast egg check?!
If you are in a hurry to make an omelet or cake, and you can't remember when you bought the egg, what to do? First, eggs are usually good enough past their expiration dates. Still, you can check egg freshness using this simple tip: put an egg in a glass of water. If the egg floats – it’s bad. If an egg sinks and stays horizontal, then it’s good!
Use cool kitchen gadgets.
Sometimes the best way to save time in the kitchen is to invest in good cooking gadgets. Although you can find millions of different kitchen gadgets on Amazon alone, we will give you a couple of interesting suggestions below:
-OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer slices avocados like a breeze so you'll have a peeled avocado in just a few seconds.
-Chef'n Cob Corn Stripper is a cool gadget that quickly and easily separates your kernels from the cob so you don’t have to struggle with cutting the kernels.
-The six-egg rapid cooker will make sure that 6 eggs are ready for consumption in a short time. You can also find unique products and amazing kitchen gadgets in subscription boxes.
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Use frozen fruits and vegetables.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best, but we don't have the opportunity to go to the store every day for fresh groceries or to cut and process them. On the other side, frozen vegetables are already washed and cut. Besides, they are frozen when still being fresh, so they will have the included vitamins and minerals, too. Frozen fruits or vegetables are great when you want to save time.
Prepare breakfast in advance.
It is always a good idea, if you have time, to prepare breakfast for tomorrow or lunch in the evening. Preparing a meal in advance will save you a lot of time. If you’re worried about what might stand overnight, you can always save some of the following: oatmeal, smoothies, fruit salad, soups, lasagna, meatloaf meatballs, tacos, chili, pizza, ramen, and more.
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Follow videos instead of recipe instructions.
It is quite frustrating and takes a lot of time when we have to look in old notebooks and recipe books for what we need. Also, searching for recipes on the Internet can be just as time-wasting. Watching videos and cooking at the same time is what saves time. In addition, you will see directly how you should do something instead of imagining it in your head while reading the recipe.
Deal with butter faster.
If you store butter in the refrigerator, it is usually very cold, so you need to wait a while before using it. To melt the butter faster, use a cheese grater on the butter and place the small pieces of it in the microwave. Also, if you are in a hurry, buy a butter knife spreader so you can use the butter immediately.