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5 Helpful Kitchen Tips

  • To keep your kitchen towels absorbent, don’t dry them with a dryer sheet. What’s in the sheet that keeps clothes soft will make them less effective. Hang towels to dry instead.
  • Try this trick to remove fish, garlic, onion and other strong cooking odors from your hands: cut a lemon in half and rub over your skin.
  • "Whipping cream" and "heavy cream" are nearly the same thing, except some whipping cream contains emulsifiers that help it retain its shape after beating.
  • When filling pots for boiling, use cold water. Hot water can pick up sediments and minerals as it goes through your pipes, which can affect the taste of your food.
  • Olive oil is perfect for keeping rubs and crusts on chicken and steak. Rub oil on meat, and then dredge in your herb rub of choice before setting on the grill.