Extraordinary Uses for Objects in the Kitchen
Hair dryer as salad drier
If you have rinsed and spun your salad, but the leaves are still wet, set your hair dryer on a cool setting and wave it gently over the leaves.
A teaspoon as a ginger peeler
When you find it impossible to peel ginger without losing some of the flesh, try this. If you’re right-handed, hold the ginger in your left hand and, using a teaspoon, firmly scrape the edge of the spoon along the knob with your right. The papery skin will peel straight off.
Dental floss as slicer
Held taut, fine floss can slice layer cakes, soft breads, soft cheeses, butter and plenty of other soft foods more effectively than a sharp knife.
Plastic drink bottle as a funnel
Cut off the top third of the bottle and turn it upside down. Now you can easily funnel left – over sauces, gravies, kidney beans or even grease into containers for storage or disposal.
Scissors as herb chopper
Use clean household scissors to snip fresh herbs and spring onions into salads or mixing bowls. Scissors are also perfect for cutting steam vents in the crust of a pie before it goes in the oven.
Flowerpots as kitchen tool caddy
Store serving spoons, whisks, tongs and other kitchen tools in flowerpots on the benchtop. To make the pots more decorative, you could paint each one in a different pastel or bright color.