I’m the best cook at home. The man of the kitchen. The MasterChef. In my household of one.
I remember the days when I was a novice cook at best. Now, I can open the fridge and prepare a meal in my mind, don’t need to read instructions and have personal relationships with my kitchenware. Let me share my top 5 kitchen hacks you need to know.
1. Check if eggs are still safe to eat
On of my favourite kitchen hacks as Curried Eggs aren’t the best if the eggs are off. To find out if your shells are full of goodness or time to ditch, gently place uncooked eggs in a bowl of cold water. If they sink to the bottom, they’re good. If they float, there is a gas bubble inside caused by age – so best bin them.
2. Stop cheese from sticking to grater
A kitchen hack that saves money from buying grated cheese and opt for the block again. A light spray of cooking oil on the side of the grater will reduce hand strength required, less wastage and easier cleanup.
3. Pour the kettle safely and easily
The tilt-to-pour Uccello Kettle brings safety and independence back to cuppa-lovers. Perfect for those with limited strength, mobility, vision and dexterity, the kettle never needs to leave the rotating cradle and allows for a perfect pour every time.
4. Open jar lids easily
The Uccello Grip Mat makes opening jar lids a breeze. Simply place the mat over or under your jar and twist the lid open effortlessly. It also acts as a perfect cup guide with the Uccello Kettle.
5. Peel potatoes without a peeler
It’s called ‘blanching’; boil a potato for a few minutes, then drop it in an ice bath. The skin will separate from the centre so you can easily strip it off using your fingers.