Six ultimate cooking hacks! From preventing pasta from boiling over to making old bread as good as new
- TikTok posted by real estate company Resooma shares six useful kitchen hacks
A TikTok video has shared some handy ‘kitchen hacks’ that can make your experience behind the stove a lot less of a hassle.
A clip from real estate company Resooma shares six tips, from helping to keep food fresh for longer to being able to choose the size of peppercorns you want on your dish.
Make sure frozen food does not fall out of the package
A clip from real estate company Resooma has shared six tips, from helping to keep food fresh for longer to being able to choose the size of peppercorns you want on your dish.
The first “hack” offered is to prevent frozen food from falling out of the package by making the container airtight.
To do this, you will need to cut out a rectangular shape in the central part of a frozen food bag, which will give you two handles that you can also tie together in a knot to prevent food from spilling into your freezer compartment.
However, one user said not to try this with certain popular frozen foods as they would spill due to their small size.
They wrote: “The first, not with peas, she cannot pour out.”
Prevent the pasta water from boiling over
Do you ever have problems with the amount of boiling water flowing over your pan while cooking pasta?
To avoid this, Resoma suggests putting a wooden spoon in the water as it boils before adding the pasta.
Alternatively, you can also use a larger pan with higher sides so that the water does not rise too high.
Regarding the pasta hack, another user helpfully said: ‘You can put the wooden spoon on the pan to prevent it from boiling over.’
Make old bread taste fresh again
If you often buy a loaf of fresh bread but are unable to eat it all before the bread starts to get hard and stale, you don’t have to worry anymore.
To make it fresh again, Resoma recommends placing it “in a small amount of water, wrapping it in aluminum foil and placing it in the oven at 180 degrees for five minutes.”
The result was a warm and impressively supple loaf – much better to cut a slice from than a hard, stale piece of bread.
One user found this pointer particularly helpful, saying, “The one with bread is great.”
Easily find the end of a wrap of cling film or aluminum foil
Their next tips are: ‘Do you spend half your life finding the end of the cling film? If so, we have the hack for you.’
This involves squeezing the two tabs at the end of the box and pushing them inward.
Resooma explains: ‘The cardboard tabs hold the roll in place and prevent you from using the end of the cling film.
Another comment on the clip told fellow viewers that the trick also works for similarly designed packages of aluminum foil, eliminating the hassle of peeling off sheets that end up being a messy mess.
Choose the coarseness of pepper on a pepper mill
If you like to cook with pepper and season your dishes with spices, you probably know this tip.
It is useful to know that most pepper mills have two settings: one for fine pepper and one for coarse pepper.
To switch between the two, Resoma recommends pulling up on the plastic tab on the grinder to release more coarse peppercorns.
Use the tab of your can opener as a straw
The company’s latest tip involves an innovative way to use the tab of a can opener to hold a straw.
All you need to do is open the can in the normal way, but – instead of drinking straight from the can when it’s open – simply twist the tab around so that it covers the hole and insert a straw through it .
The tab not only prevents you from possible injury if you cut your lip on the can, but also prevents your straw from moving once you put it in your favorite drink.