New Uses For Kitchen Tools
Check out all the alternate uses possible for some old cooks tools.
|*OR* Slice Mushrooms
|*OR* Slice Fresh Mozzarella
|Jar Scoop – use to retrieve small items like olives or maraschino cherries from narrow jars
|*OR* Scoop seeds from fruits like tomatoes or guava
|Make chopped salad – place your lettuce on a cutting board or in a bowl (safe for cutting) and run the pizza cutter
|Place the bundt pan on a shallow baking pan and then place a seasoned chicken cavity over the hole, you can add potatoes and/or veggies in the bottom of the bundt pan to be flavored by the juices while the chicken cooks.
|Level Flour – keep one in your flour bag/canister to use to level off the top when measuring a cup of flour
|Make Scrambled Eggs – add eggs & milk, close lid – shake & pour
|Shape Pancakes – Fill the baster with batter and then draw an outline in your hot pan so it can start browning before you fill in your design with more batter
|Toss or Dress your Salad for uniform distribution
|*OR* Wash your small items (little plastic items like corn cob holders, lids and cake decorating tips – things that otherwise slip into the garbage disposal) by adding a little dish soap and spinning them clean
|Corn on the Cob Prongs
|Grips for Cheese – place in a hunk of cheese to make a handle to use while slicing
|Empty Pan Notifiers – place in the bottom of the pan with water when you are using a double boiler or steaming vegetables – they will make a loud rattle to alert you that all the water has evaporated before you burn your pan
|Fill a clean bottle with chocolate, caramel or raspberry sauce to professionally decorate your desserts
|Burn a candle while chopping onions – the flame burns off some of the fumes and carries the rest away from your eyes
|Keep a Casserole (or any food) warm if it’s ready before the rest of the meal – but be careful to protect plastic lined coolers like the one shown with a towel so that the hot casserole dish does not melt the plastic lining
|Trivet – Use a Non-Plastic mouse pad as a trivet to protect your table
|Ice Cube Trays
|Place a few sprigs of clean fresh mint in each cube and then fill with water to later add a little pick up to your water or iced tea
|Cooling Rack – Turn a cupcake pan upside down and it can be used as a cooling rack for a tray of cookies or cake
|Use them to lengthen flower stems that are either damaged or too short to sit properly in your flower vase.
For more ideas of other uses for other kitchen items, see our kitchen hack ideas.
If you’re cleaning and trying to decide which tools are essential to a kitchen then check our kitchen drawer essentials page.
If, on the other hand, you love to have a tool for everything then check this pineapple corer: