Go ahead and polish your copper pot with ketchup. Yup.
by TESS KOMANDEC 21, 2018
We covered the best cooking tips in existence—the next logical step is to cover kitchen tips, no? Here are a few game-changing things to remember before getting crazy in your kitchen. Eliminate Tupperware smell by packing them with newspaper
No one’s really sure why, but crumpling up newspaper and stacking it into smelly Tupperware overnight has been known to finally get rid of the odor. Just make sure to thoroughly wash your containers after the fact, as newspapers aren’t exactly clean. Prevent bubbling over with a wooden spoon
If any of your pots are boiling over, quickly place a wooden spoon across the rim—that’ll settle the frothy bubbles and prevent more over-boiling. Use rubbing alcohol to clean stainless steel
Put some on a few cotton balls and have at it!Run your potatoes through the dishwasher
Seriously, it’s a foolproof way of cleaning your dirty vegetables when hand-washing won’t suffice. Make sure there’s no soap in the machine, of course, but a simple rinsing cycle will do the trick. Heat a dish towel in the microwave to get rid of fish smell
Trust us: If you put some dish soap on your dishrag, heat the rag itself for a few minutes, leave the rag in the microwave for about half an hour, return to the rag, and wipe the walls of the microwave down, you will be free of that fishy microwave smell that’s been plaguing you since, well, the last time you microwaved fish. File your cookie sheets
You can use an actual filing system to hold your baking sheets upright and in an orderly fashion. It might not look very cute, but it’ll make your life infinitely easier than having to climb to the top of your highest cabinet to get to them.Use salt to soak up eggs
In the off chance you drop a raw egg (I mean, it never really happens) (I’m kidding, this is the worst and most common kitchen problem ever), throw some salt on the remnants. It’ll soak up the egg whites. From
science magic.Polish your copper with ketchup
Dab some ketchup (yes, ketchup) on a cloth and rub it all over your copper. Rinse it in warm water and voilà: good as new.Microwave your sponge
…For just a few seconds when it’s (seemingly) irreparably gross.Use cooking spray to make less of a mess
When measuring out super sticky ingredients (hey, @honey, I see you), coat your measuring cup with a butter or oil cooking spray first. It ensures the sticky substance will slide right out and prevent you from having to scrub at your cups forever afterward.