Lemon Scrub For Dishes – You can use a lemon to scrub your dishes, sinks, and countertops. Split a lemon and sprinkle baking soda on to one of the halves, then use this to clean the items.
Shiny Pans – If you have dull or cloudy aluminum pans, boiling apple peels inside them will make them shine again. It also has the extra bonus of making your house smell nice.
Coffee Pot Cleaner – Combine hot water and a cup of vinegar in your coffee pot. By running clean water through the mixture you can clean your pot and make it look brand new again. Run several passes of only water after cleaning.
Loosen Caked Food on Pots and Pans – To loosen up food caked on pots an pans, soak with tea bags overnight. When morning arrives, they should be much easier to clean.
Smelly Dishes After Washing – To cut down on grease and odor left on dishes, add about a tablespoon of vinegar to your hot soapy dish water.
Sparkly Stainless Steel – To make stainless steel sparkle, buff the surface with olive oil on a dry cloth.
Lemon Scent The Garbage Disposal – Next time you’re done using a lemon drop it down your garbage disposal. It will give a nice clean scent to even the smelliest of kitchens.
Run Dishwasher Empty With Vinegar – To clean out your dishwasher and leave it smelling great, use a cup of vinegar at the bottom and run the dishwasher without a load in it on a normal cycle.
Deodorize Smelly Cutting Boards – Do you have a cutting board that smells? Are you worried to use it because it smells bad and it might taint your food? No problem! Get a lemon and scrub your cutting board down. Wait about an hour and then wash it with soapy hot water! The smell should be gone.
Freshen Up The Freezer – Pure vanilla extract can be used to keep your freezer from becoming too smelly. It’s as easy as taking the extract and wiping the freezer out with it.
Prevent Potatoes From Sprouting – One way that you can help prevent potatoes from sprouting during storage in a bag is by placing an apple in with them. Not only does this enhance the shelf life, but the flavors are also augmented.
Keeping Lettuce Fresh – Keeping iceberg lettuce nice, fresh and crispy can be a challenge. But if you store it in a dry paper towel, then place it into a sealed bag, it should last much longer and stay fresh.
Clean Pesticides and Dirt From Vegetables – To clean dirt and pesticide residues off fruits and veggies, sprinkle baking soda on them while they’re wet, and scrub and rinse carefully.
Make Your Own Celery Flakes – Make your own celery flakes by using the leafy celery tops. After washing and drying the leaves, bake them in the oven at 180 degrees until crispy. Store in airtight container, great for use in soups.
Vinegar To Freshen Vegetables – Use vinegar to freshen vegetables. In order to prevent wilting, soak them in two cups of water and one tablespoon of vinegar.
More Juice From Lemons – To get most of the juice from a lemon, place it in a microwave for 20 seconds and then after letting it sit for 60 seconds, roll it back and forth on the counter several times.
Keep Cauliflower White and Odorless – In order to keep cauliflower white and odorless, you can cook it in a milk-water mixture of equal parts. The remaining liquid can be used as a base for a cream sauce or soup.
Rescue Burnt Gravy – If you burn gravy while cooking, transfer the gravy into a new pan and add a little sugar. The sweetness of the sugar counters the bitter burnt flavor without sweetening the gravy.
Casseroles Heavy In Grease – If you’re making food and you think it’s too heavy in oil or grease, simply drop in an ice cube. Wait a little bit, and you can easily remove the fat that has collected around the ice.
Fluffy Spreadable Butter – For fluffy, spreadable butter, add a touch of warm water to the butter and whip it until soft. Now you can spread it easily on your favorite foods. It’ll stay fluffy in the fridge too!
Big Bag Small Portions – When freezing sauces or ground foods, put it all in a large freezer bag, lay it out as flat as you can to avoid air pockets, and then use a chopstick or your fingers to separate the portions. This makes it easier to break them off when they’re frozen.
Potato Starch Water For Plants – Ever wonder what you can do with the starch water from boiling potatoes or pasta? Let it cool down, and give it to your plants (outdoors)! This water is extra nutritious for your plants.
Washed Onion Less Tears – If you soak an onion in water prior to cutting into it, the water will dilute the sulphuric compounds making it less likely to make your eyes water.
Onion 10 Minute Freeze To Less Tears – Tired of tears from cutting onions? You can put the onions in the freezer for 10 minutes prior to cutting (not too long or it affects taste). The cold dulls the effect of the sulphuric compound that causes tears.
Burnt Food Smelly Air – Remove burnt food smells from the air by placing a shallow bowl about halfway full with white or apple cider vinegar in the room. The odor should disappear in a day or so.
Treat Burnt Finger With Mustard – To treat a burnt finger, immediately rub the affected area with spicy mustard. This should successfully draw out the pain.