10 Non-Kitchen Tools That Make Cooking Easier

Kitchen MacGyvers are everywhere — I am a fully paid club member. While the Gordon Ramsays and Esther Chois of this world endorse the best kitchen gadgets money can buy, some of us need to be more spontaneous, utilizing whatever we can find. However, according to Internet users in a recent online post, some non-kitchen tools do better.

1. Ski Goggles

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While I am sure I’m not the first to use these in the kitchen, ski goggles are perfect for cutting onions. I have susceptible eyes, so the faintest exposure to sulfenic acid sets my eyes watering. Any protective eye device works, though goggles have the wow factor when your significant other strolls in to find you standing in a ski mask, cooking a romantic meal.

2. Tweezers or Pliers

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Deboning fish is a meticulous process, though it is made easier by a pair of decent pliers or tweezers. One commenter shares a great mom idea if you don’t have these lying around. “My mom uses a hemostat, those locking tweezer-like things doctors use,” says the observer.

3. Binder Clips

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Anyone who has worked with parchment paper will understand how annoying the paper’s flimsy texture can be. Thankfully, this keen home chef has a solution: “We use binder clips to hold the parchment to the edge of the pan,” explains the cook. “They are also good to clip small bags closed if we are out of plastic bag clips.”

4. A Plumber’s Blowtorch

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“I guess it’s pretty common, but I use a plumber’s torch all the time,” starts the following thread. I love picturing this gentleman in his welding mask blitzing a line of créme brulées. I prefer the simple chef’s blowtorch; some meals need restraint. “Benzo but with a Coleman canister,” adds another blowtorch enthusiast, with a sentence I can only half understand.

5. A Clean Toilet Brush

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I had to double-take at this butcher’s suggestion, too, but stay with me. “It works great! It’s super important and tricky to get grinders clean,” remarks the meat expert. “Especially for sausage making and charcuterie, where you really, really don’t want to introduce pathogens.” Disclaimer: he means a clean-sterilized toilet brush — not the same one they use in the restroom.

6. Smashing the Smash Burgers

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“I just recently bought a flexible 4″ drywall putty knife for scraping and flipping smash burgers,” shares a proud burger aficionado. However, he’s not finished there and adds, “Also, I use an infrared thermometer for monitoring my pan temps when doing smash burgers.” I can only imagine how precise this man’s smash burgers look.

7. Trauma Shears

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It is the first time I heard these two words together, though according to one adherent, they make great kitchen scissors. “They can cut through denim seams,” notes a fan, “so they do pretty well on anything tough.” Perhaps there is a strong crossover between surgical instruments and food preparation apparatus — a macabre connection?

8. Terracotta Plant Pot

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Terracotta pots make perfect sense if you don’t want to build or pay for a tandoor (Indian wood-fired oven). One observer says he bought it for making tandoori chicken and naan bread, though he only used it once. Nevertheless, its double-use status means not all is lost. “If worse came to worst, I could use it for planting a plant,” the tandoor fan adds.

9. Wine Bottle Rolling Pin

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I am unsure whether this counts, considering the wine’s proximity to being in the kitchen. However, we are lenient here, so a wine bottle — or any cylindrical item — rolling pin makes the cut here. “It’s super easy to clean, and I don’t have any problems with dough sticking,” claims the user.

10. Sandwich Brick

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“A brick, covered nicely in foil,” someone writes. The next poster asks what we are all thinking: “What do you do with the brick?” Not one to mess with words, the thread poster replies, “Pressing sandwiches.” And there you have it; bricks make pressed sandwiches, and who will argue with that? I press mine with my hand.

Source: Reddit.

11 Most Common Regrets People Make In Their Lives And Can Release For More Fulfillment

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Have you ever made a decision that you later regretted? You’re not alone. Most people are familiar with the discomfort of going down the wrong path. Some mistakes are small and not worthy of second thoughts. However, common regrets concerning relationships, family, health, and careers may linger for years or potentially on your deathbed.

Use your regrets to help you make life-changing decisions to compensate for lost opportunities. Acknowledging your regrets can often lead to a more fulfilling life.

10 Destinations That Have Been Ruined By Rich People

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As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the influence of wealth and privilege can be seen in all corners of the globe. While the economic benefits of tourism and investment are undeniable, some destinations have undergone significant transformations at the hands of the wealthy and affluent. Once cherished for authenticity, these places have been molded into exclusive playgrounds for the wealthy elite.

These 10 Healthy Foods Are Just As Satisfying As Junk Food

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In a world where unhealthy foods are often marketed as indulgent treats, it can be easy to overlook the delicious and satisfying healthy options. Luckily, the internet is filled with people eager to share their favorite healthy foods that taste just as good as the less nutritious options. Here are some of the top suggestions from individuals who have found healthy foods that satisfy their cravings just as well as their less healthy counterparts.

Storytime: 10 Snacks People Love That Others Find Disgusting

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Snacks can be a source of comfort and pleasure for many people. From sweet to savory, there is a snack out there for everyone. However, what one person considers delicious, another may find revolting. Taste buds are unique, and food preferences can be subjective. A snack that divides opinions is one that some people love but others hate.

Are You Being Too Courteous For Your Own Good? You May Be By Doing These Things

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Are you sometimes courteous to some people out of fear of offending them and worrying about what they think of you? Being respectful to others is a sign of good character, but you may be going too far. You may be helping others when you lack time to do your chores. Learn to say ‘no’ before committing to do things for others. You may be too polite for your good.

This article was initially published and syndicated by The Cents of Money.

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