38 Kitchen Hacks

Thursday, September 1, 2016
These are some economical kitchen hacks with easy tips and tricks to follow to make life just a little simpler!

Cleaning isn't fun so some of these hacks will help you with making things sparkle easily.

The kitchen is the room of a house that everyone loves to gather in and really another living space that gets a lot of work in.

You spend time with family and friends and enjoy fun times together here.

There are times when the kitchen is a challenge.

Whether you’re learning to cook a new dish or suddenly notice a smell in the microwave, it’s nice to have a few hacks up your sleeve.

Try these kitchen hacks and you will remember them all with my printable list below!

Easy Peasy

Just scroll down and print this list, I didn't clutter it up with stuff you don't have time to scroll through.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we did with excitement when we saw it works!

One I didn't add that we love:

Add apple cider vinegar, sugar and water to a bottle with a cap on it, drill a hole or poke it with a nail and hammer on top.

Watch all those pesky bugs get trapped inside the bottle that flies around, oh how I love this trick!

Thank me later, your welcome!

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Let Me know

Try my hacks and do comment and let me know if you tried these.

I love sharing ideas and if you have some great tricks out there, share with my views, we would love to hear from you!

My favorite is the waffle iron hacks if you have one!

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Tips in the Kitchen Saver

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Did you ever think to reuse shower caps to cover a bowl? Well here are some great tips and tricks I learned along the way in the kitchen!


  • Here are some time-saving examples in the kitchen along with economical.
  • Anything from great tools to use, cleaning appliances and other great kitchen hack ideas.


How to cook Tips in the Kitchen Saver

  1. Quick homemade pickles? Save the brine from the old pickle jars. Place the sliced cucumbers in the brine and set in the refrigerator for a few days. You can also add carrot, cauliflower, green beans, and garlic. To speed up the process parboil the vegetables first.
  2. To crisp up wilted limp vegetables add them to ice water. Great for celery, lettuce, spinach, asparagus.
  3. Have scorched cookies or toast? Use a Microplane to scrape off the bottoms.
  4. Use an egg slicer to slice strawberries and mushrooms
  5. Don't throw those shower caps away they make perfect bowl covers
  6. Use your potato peeler to make curls with carrots, dark chocolate, lime or lemon. Great on vegetables like beets, parsnips, and rutabagas to make crisp vegetable chips.
  7. Use oil spray in your measuring cups so things that are sticky like honey or corn syrup it will come right out.
  8. Use your waffle iron for more than making waffles. Try carrot cake batter, brownies, hash browns, cornbread, and scrambled eggs. Works great!
  9. Place herbs into an ice cube tray and freeze. Drop into stews, soups, and other recipes all year long.
  10. Green bananas? Place in an oven at 350 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes they will quickly ripen if you need to make something like banana bread.
  11. Use old egg crate cartons to start and inside herb garden. Makes a great gift too!
  12. Use a pointed tip squeeze bottle (you can save and use an old cleaned ketchup bottle) to make character pancakes for the kids. Just add the prepared mix to the squeeze bottle and draw as they are cooking on the griddle. If you really want to have a quicker method, use a metal cookie cutter, fill with batter and cook on the griddle.
  13. To make sure your avocado is ripe, remove the stem if brown it's overripe, light golden color it's ready to eat.
  14. For s'mores on the grill, pre-assemble using a piece of aluminum foil. Lay down the graham crackers, chocolate and mini marshmallows in the oil sprayed foil, seal. When ready place on the grill. A perfect dessert. Also great when you add a sliced banana.
  15. Use metal cookie cutter shapes to make your fried eggs prettier. The shapes can be fun.
  16. Make stuffed pizza using the refrigerated dough. Roll, fill and bake. Dip into pizza sauce after baking.
  17. To make a perfectly round hamburger. Roll the hamburger onto wax paper and cut them out with a glass.
  18. Use a cookie cutter for on top of newly frosted cakes, fill with sprinkles to keep the shape of whatever you use, great for using age. The cutter makes a perfect shape.
  19. Do you use creamer? Those tall bottles make great dispensers after cleaned for chocolate chips, mini cookies, crackers and nuts to store them in.
  20. Use molds to make fancy shaped fudge during the holiday or pancake using metal
  21. Wear disposable gloves when mixing meats by hand. Save you lots of time cleaning up.
  22. Did you know you can freeze eggs for up to one year? When you're ready to use frozen eggs, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or under running cold water. Use them as soon as they are thawed.
  23. Tint your cake batter with corresponding Holiday colors. Bake into a brownie size pan. Cool, cut into shapes like shamrocks, red stars, pink or blue baby theme, Christmas trees. Make another raw batter and drop the cooked shapes into the batter. When you slice the cake you will have a great surprise inside.
  24. Place marshmallows inside your brown sugar bag, just a few that will keep it from getting hard.
  25. Convert creamer bottles into kid snack dispensers
  26. Use aluminum foil as a glass scrubber
  27. With a little vinegar and salt mix, you can make your copper pots look new again
  28. As long as its a metal surface, an oven cleaner can be used on other kitchen appliances, too. To clean the tough stains in a crockpot that develops over time, spray oven cleaner around the inside of the crockpot. Probably better done outside on newspaper and buy the one that requires no heat
  29. Squeeze lemons into a microwave-safe bowl with water and stir. Then put the bowl in the microwave until you start to see steam rising from the bowl, which will clean and loosen tough grease and stains. After the steam-clean, remove the really hot bowl of lemon water and wipe the inside of the microwave down.
  30. If you’re short of powder cleaners, sprinkling baking soda in your sink with a little water can return your sink to a nice shine
  31. Soak a sponge in water and microwave it for one minute. It will loosen the grime inside up to be cleaned. Afterward, soak the sponge in water and vinegar and then microwave for one minute this will sanitize both.
  32. Mix baby oil and dish soap in a bowl and dip your washcloth in it to clean stainless steel
  33. Store tomatoes with the stem end down to prevent moisture entering the fruit too quickly. Also, storing them at room temperature instead of in the refrigerator can prolong life too.
  34. Rinsing peeled potatoes with cold water before cooking prevents graying/browning
  35. boil water before freezing it into ice cubes. This makes the cubes freeze into crystal clear cubes
  36. you can cook bacon on a waffle iron
  37. Fill the waffle iron (for quick cooking and waffle shapes) with your grated potatoes to create hash brown pattie or use it for grilling sandwiches, soft pretzels, cinnamon rolls biscuits, brownie mix for ice cream sandwiches, omelets, crispy leftover mac, and cheese or even pizza dough flatbread and one more thing french toast waffles!
  38. Remove fat by putting an ice cube in hot soup or casserole. The fat will go straight to the top and be easy to scoop out with a spoon
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe

Are you a mug cake lover?

This quick and easy 1 person mug cake is for you especially if you are a peanut butter fan.

Check out this easy recipe tip on how to make a chocolate peanut butter cake in 1 minute!

This is how to make a chocolate peanut butter mug cake recipe. This is a purple background with a cup on it

Mug Cake Recipe

  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • cooking spray oil

  1. Spray your mug, stir together the dry ingredients. Stir in the vegetable oil and milk until the mixture is smooth. 
  2. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter into the center and push it down into the batter.
  3.  Microwave 1 minute.


  1. Good one! I knew some of these, but not all! Thanks Claudia!

  2. Great tips, Claudia! I've done that for pickles, works great! And have to remember the microplane for burnt stuff!

  3. Wow Claudia there are some great tips here. I'll have to save these. Love them all!

  4. What wonderful tips, Claudia!! Have a terrific holiday weekend!


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