So you’ve started beefing up your cooking skills and got your head around some of those confusing cooking terms. However, the process can still be a little tedious and boring. Here are ten surprising kitchen techniques that will save you a bunch of time — not to mention wow your friends.
#10 Deseed A Pomegranate In Seconds Using A Wooden Spoon
peeling it in a bowl of waterfaster
#9 Stop Peeling Boiled Eggs And Just Cut Them In Half
peel-and-blow methodexhaustive cooking guide
#8 Unload A 12-Pack Of Soft Drink Into Your Fridge In 10 Seconds
#7 Make Pancakes With A Squeeze Bottle
put that pancake batter in an old condiment bottle
#6 Split An Apple In Half Without A Knife
#5 Decant Wine In Less Than A Minute With A Blender
A lot of people have taste-tested this method (see the wine experts from Vinum Vita share their opinions in the video), and definitely noticed a difference — though whether it’s good enough to stand up to properly-decanted wine is up for debate. Check out the full post for more info on how it works and more taste testing videos.
#4 Peel A Head Of Garlic In Seconds With Two Bowls
shake the garlic up for a few secondsneutralise that garlic breath after the meal with a glass of milk
#3 Peel A Potato In One Step
#2 Make Quicker, Less Messy Bacon In A Waffle Maker
#1 Open A Beer Bottle With Just About Anything
even your forearm
Of course, these are far from the only efficient cooking techniques we’ve shared. But we opted to focus on wow-worthy parlour tricks. That way, even if you aren’t a master chef, you can still impress your friends with your knowledge of strange kitchen time savers. Got any of your own shocking tricks? Put ’em in the comments below.
This article has been revised and updated from it’s original publication date.