HOG Amazing kitchen hacks

DIY is the real deal in a new age of self-sufficiency and more and more independent thinking. The saying, " the more skills you have, the less likely it is to be stranded" holds true in many places, especially in the Kitchen.

Here are 10 Amazing Do It Yourself Hacks to ease your way through in the kitchen and in the home.

  1. Determine the Freshness of your eggs

Fresh eggs sink all the way down in a bowl of cold water. While non- fresh or stale eggs remain afloat. You can determine the freshness of your eggs by this quick test.

  1. Lose the Smell of Onion and Garlic

Cutting onions and garlic could turn out to be a very messy and nasty chore since they may continue to smell on one's hands for days. To lose the smell, rub hands on stainless steel or with lemon juice or baking soda.

  1. Prevent fruits from browning or losing moisture

Sprinkle lemon juice or honey and water on your cut apples, sliced avocado to prevent it from turning brown, drying up or losing moisture. The Citric acid and Vitamin C and the peptide in the honey would keep it fresh.

  1. Run out of Mayonnaise suddenly

Blend eggs and a cup of oil to make your own quick mayonnaise. Refrigerate to add to taste.

  1. Remove Fat from Soups

You notice fat component in your soup, stew or casserole and it seems like a hard task to separate the cholesterol? Drop ice cubes into the soup, it would cause the fat to congeal and become easy to scoop out.

  1. Keeping Tomatoes fresh

Unable to make the stew that night? Leave the stalks on the tomatoes. It would reduce air pores permitting air into the tomatoes. Store tomatoes at room temperature as against refrigerating.

  1. Peel Egg Shell with Ease

Add a dash of vinegar or baking soda to boiling water for the eggs. The eggshells would come off the eggs with ease.

  1. Onions don't have to make you cry

Refrigerate or freeze your Onions before cutting them and yes, no more tears. If time doesn't permit, hang a slice of bread between your teeth while you cut the onions. The bread absorbs the irritant gas before getting into your eyes.

  1. Keep water from boiling over

Hang a wooden spoon over your boiling water to stop the water from getting over the edge of the pot. Wood is not a good conductor of heat, so water wouldn't rise to it.

  1. Keep your exposed or leftover cake fresh for days

Especially during this harmattan, leftover cakes tend to get drier and stale faster. To keep your cake fresh for days. Cover the exposed portions with bread and hold with a toothpick. Your cake would retain it's moisture so long as the bread is fresh.

Enjoy a stress-free and unlimited lifestyle by trying your hands on these amazing Do It Yourself Kitchen Hacks.

It is easy to recreate, requires things you already have in your kitchen. Live Wholesomely, Live your life to the fullest.

You should also check our kitchen accessories collection online for amazing deals

Author

   

Adeyemi Adebimpe

Contributor on HOG Furniture Blog is a law student at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

Loves to write, read, travel, paint and talk.

A fan of the outdoor and adventure. Her everyday fantasy is to see the whole world.

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published

Featured products

Genuine Leather Cleaner & ProtectorGenuine Leather Cleaner & Protector
Genuine Leather Cleaner & Protector
Sale price₦1,200.00 NGN Regular price₦1,800.00 NGN
Cavalleri Leather Sofa Set-E801
Cavalleri Leather Sofa Set-E801
Sale price₦907,914.99 NGN Regular price₦955,699.99 NGN
Lix Luxury Rattan Sun Lounger
Lix Luxury Rattan Sun Lounger
Sale price₦125,000.00 NGN Regular price₦135,000.00 NGN

Shop the Sale

View all
Loulou Plastic TableLoulou Plastic Table
Loulou Plastic Table
+10
+9
+8
+7
+6
+5
+4
+3
+2
+1
Sale price₦23,648.62 NGN
Choose options
Save ₦1,437.50
Papilon Plastic Pedal Waste BinPapilon Plastic Pedal Waste Bin
Papilon Plastic Pedal Waste Bin
Sale price₦5,312.50 NGN Regular price₦6,750.00 NGN
Save ₦7,500.00
The Artful Noguchi Coffee Table
The Artful Noguchi Coffee Table
Sale price₦75,000.00 NGN Regular price₦82,500.00 NGN
Save ₦2,000.00
Flexi Desk Lamp (Eu Plug)Flexi Desk Lamp (Eu Plug)
Flexi Desk Lamp (Eu Plug)
Sale price₦7,900.00 NGN Regular price₦9,900.00 NGN
Save ₦7,755.00
LEDS  15-2318-S4-E7 Ceiling Mounted Lamp Fitting in Amber glass
LEDS 15-2318-S4-E7 Ceiling Mounted Lamp Fitting in Amber glass
Sale price₦58,045.00 NGN Regular price₦65,800.00 NGN
Save ₦10,000.00
Lix Luxury Rattan Sun Lounger
Lix Luxury Rattan Sun Lounger
Sale price₦125,000.00 NGN Regular price₦135,000.00 NGN
Visitor Chair SLEEK-SLK -601Visitor Chair SLEEK-SLK -601
Visitor Chair SLEEK-SLK -601
Sale price₦18,850.00 NGN
Comfy-75488 Mouka Mattress- L 6ft x W 4.5ft x H 8"
Office Chair Swivel-Fabric - S51
Save ₦13,000.00
Black Executive Swivel Chair-909A
Black Executive Swivel Chair-909A
Sale price₦75,000.00 NGN Regular price₦88,000.00 NGN
Save ₦1,900.00
Compact 3 feet Office Table
Compact 3 feet Office Table
Sale price₦35,400.00 NGN Regular price₦37,300.00 NGN
Save ₦1,300.00
Blaze Black & Chrome High Back Executive Office Chair-LK248ABlaze Black & Chrome High Back Executive Office Chair-LK248A
Blaze Black & Chrome High Back Executive Office Chair-LK248A
Sale price₦48,400.00 NGN Regular price₦49,700.00 NGN

HOG TV: How to Shop Online

Recently viewed