Published On: Wed, Dec 23rd, 2015

9 Kitchen problems which you can handle

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Sometimes it happens that a few small problems in the kitchen make the work tough and waste a lot of time. Here are some tips that can help you out:

Keep potatoes white

Sometimes the potatoes that are Shredded or diced become grayish/ brown rapidly because of the discharge of a starch that makes them oxidise. To prevent it from happening, store peeled off potatoes in the cold water.

Slow down rotting

Putting tomatoes stem down avoids air from entering and moisture from exiting the scar where tomato was once attached to the stem. Storing them at room temperature rather than in the fridge also makes them last longer.

Save cut fruit from browning

Lemon juice can prevent apple slices from becoming brown. It is also useful if you use one part honey to two parts water. The citric acid and vitamin C in lemon juice and peptide in honey hold up the oxidation procedure that is the reason of discoloring.

Check if eggs are still edible

If you want to check the eggs before use then place eggs in a bowl of cold water, if the egg sinks then it’s good use it but if it floats then it bad doesn’t use it. The bad egg floats because the liquid inside eggs evaporate by the porous shell and leave a gas bubble inside.

Remove eggshell easily

Put some baking soda or vinegar in water when you are going to boil eggs. Both matters saturate the eggshells and assist the egg whites to split from the shell.

Make citrus fruits even juicier

If you want more juice from a lemon then refrigerate it and then microwave it for 15 to 20 seconds. Roll it prior to squeezing, cut it lengthwise.

Keep cake fresh

If you want to prevent the cake from drying then locked a slice of bread to the bare parts with toothpicks. The bread keeps in the cake’s moisture.

Remove cooking smells from your hands

To get rid of garlic or onion smell from your hands then massage your hands with lemon juice, baking soda, or stainless steel.

Onions make you cry

An interesting but sure solution to this problem is to stuff a slice of bread in your mouth while slicing onion. Onions contain amino acid sulfoxides, which react when cut to produce a sulphur gas — which wafts up, meets the water in your eyes, and forms sulphuric acid, resulting in tears and sniffling. Having a slice of bread in your mouth helps stop the sulphur gas from reaching your eyes, as the gas dissipates through the bread and is breathed into your mouth.

You can also try to put onions in chilled water before cutting them or also put onions in iced water for two hours before slicing with a sharp knife

 

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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