If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen like I do, I am sure you are always looking for kitchen tips to make your life easier or to get out of the kitchen quicker. Some of these are also money-saving tips! With out further ado, I give you:
5 of the Best Kitchen Tips Videos on You Tube
Video 1. From How To Make Sushi. I love this channel and spend WAY too much time looking through the videos. Tips in this particular video:
- A quick and easy way to peel a hard-boiled egg
- A quick and easy way to peel garlic and separate the cloves
- An easy way to skin a kiwi
- A cool way to prepare a banana so it’s already sliced when you peel it
- An easier way to cut red peppers without getting seeds everywhere. This works with all peppers!
- How to easily peel potatoes
Video 2. From Gordon Ramsay, the tip master himself, kitchen tips galore on his channel. Check them all out, he has one on how to cut an onion without tears!
- Proper way to chop herbs, also talks about proper knife safety…. see the video below! 😛
- Quickly ripen unripe fruit.
- Peel and cut a mango the easy way
- Getting rid of chili smell from your fingers. (This also works for other things, like onions)
- How to make perfect boiled potatoes
- Get the flesh out of a kiwi
- Cutting a bell pepper without getting seeds everywhere, and how to pick the perfect pepper. He also shows you the proper way to Julienne.
- How to check if a pineapple is ripe.
- Scoring meat to quick faster and absorb marinades
- Stop potatoes and apples (plus other fruit) from going brown after it’s cut.
Video 3. Because some people with knives scare the pants off me… This video from Fifteen Spatulas is a required addition to this tips list!
Video 4. Comes from Suzanne Clark. I love her channel! This particular video is one of my favorites, and is a great example of how to not waste your money.
- How to hull strawberries with out wasting anything, plus how to slice them quickly
- A neat way to store chocolate chips or nuts with a recycled water or pop bottle
- Easy way to seperate egg whites from yolks with a water bottle
- Cook corn so the silks and all comes off. My family has always done similar to this when cooking corn. We do it in the oven or grill, not the microwave. I never did like boiled corn.
- How to grease a pan with recycled butter wrappers
- Using ice cube trays to preserve herbs
- Melting butter quicker by grating
Video 5. Because I get asked this all the time by readers and friends, a tip on how to restore rusty cast iron. This was the way I was taught long ago, and since the mtman does the exact same method I do, I thought I would share with you so you can visualize how I talked you through it before. The only difference in his method is that he uses vegetable oil while I use lard.
I have found great old cast iron at flea markets, refurb shops for a mere quarter up to 2 bucks, and last year found my grandma’s old kettle, and used this method to restore them. Remember, folks, cast iron is THE BEST, and just because it looks ugly and unloved doesn’t mean it’s trash. You can easily turn an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan that looks brand new! I also do this method with old stainless steal cookware.
These are only some of my favorite kitchen tips videos on You Tube. Do you have any kitchen tips of your own to share, or a great video we should know about? Add them to the comments section!