There’s no doubt that cooking can sometimes be very tricky, especially when it comes to preparing meals. Even the best chefs have to invest considerable amount of time preparing their dishes so that they have remarkable results. What many do not know, however, is that you can utilize several hacks to make your life in the kitchen a lot easier.

Here are top seven essential kitchen tricks and tips that you should try today.

  • Peeling ginger with a spoon

Yes, it is possible to peel ginger with a spoon. Rather than using your knife and removing even the good parts of the ginger, you can use the edge of metal spoon and apply pressure to scrape the skin off. This minimizes waste and saves you a lot of time in the kitchen. Better still, you don’t have to worry about cutting yourself with the sharp knife blade.

  • Keeping vegetables fresh

Do you love eating healthy vegetables? If you do, then you probably know how hard it can be to keep them fresh for long. One little trick you can utilize to ensure they say fresh is put paper towels right on the bottom of the box that you use to store them. This ensures that all the moisture is absorbed, guaranteeing longevity.

  • Getting an immersion blender

You may not think about it, but an immersion blender may save you the nightmare of making hollandaise or mayonnaise. It helps get rid of all the ugly lumps in the cheese sauce too, and it does so in a matter of minutes. There’s also no need to keep on transporting hot ingredients, getting them from the blender jar to your pot, it will be much easier.

  • Freezing left over sauce

Do you know that you could save your money by freezing leftover sauce rather than throwing it away? Well, it is possible. You can also do the same with coffee by putting coffee ice cubes right into a cup of milk, which gives you tasty cocktail.

  • Freezing liquids in usable portions

Ask any top chef and they will tell you one of the best ways to make your work easier at the kitchen is freezing liquids in usable portions. Go ahead and freeze wine ice cube trays then store them in your freezer, so that they are ready to be pulled out and added to stews and pan sauces. This saves you time from having to open a bottle each time you have a recipe calling from some wine.

  • Using aluminum trays to defrost meat

One of the fastest ways to defrost meat is putting it under running tap. However, if you are looking to save time and water, proceed and use an aluminum sheet tray, where you place meat or stew that are frozen. Aluminum is a good conductor of heat and hence will draw energy from surrounding faster compared to stone countertop.

  • Making yogurt pops

Yogurt pops look good and delicious, especially when they are well prepared. The good news is that you can prepare them right at your own kitchen. You only need five minutes, popsicle sticks and yogurts. Start by putting the sticks in yogurts and then freeze them. There you go!

Do you have any favorite kitchen hacks?