If you’re clever enough, anything can be a tool. This year we saw a ton of clever tips and tricks than any “MacGyver wannabe” would be proud of, but only a select few stood out as the best.
Peeling hard-boiled eggs can be nightmare if you don’t cook them right or try to pick off the shell piece by tiny piece. A quick shake in a partially water-filled glass can do the deed cleanly in a matter of seconds.
The slow cooker (or crock pot) is a wonderful appliance for hands-off cooking, but the gentle, slow heating process can also be used for other things unrelated to food. Such as these ten things.
Forgot your Master lock combo? Or want some incentive to not use a Master padlock? There’s a website for that.
I’ve always assumed that the banana peel’s only purpose was to provide cheap, slapstick laughs at the cost of some poor klutz, but it turns out that you can (and should!) eat the slippery bastards.
If you have an excess of soft drink cans lying around — or just looking for a cool project to work on — this mini foundry can melt metal and doesn’t cost very much to build.
We’ve talked about how leaving out a bowl of vinegar can deodorise a room, but what if there’s a smell that’s taken over your entire house? Simmering that vinegar on the stove can maximise its reach and odor-eating power.
Soldering is an easy skill to learn, but it can also be easy to mess up when you’re working on really small items. To give yourself a little more control, you can turn a mechanical pencil into a simple precision dispenser.
I’m a bit exacting when it comes to the ice in my cocktails. I like one large, perfectly clear piece of ice. If it’s a big orb, all the better. I’ve had some success making ice spheres at home with these molds, but they’re always a bit cloudy in the middle, even when I use boiling water.
Mozzarella sticks are one of the most popular appetizers out there. It’s hard to beat fried cheese and — even though these aren’t technically in stick form — you can make them pretty easily at home with a waffle iron.
Chopsticks are the utensil of choice when eating Asian dishes, but they can do a whole lot more than just pick up noodles. Check out these ten other reasons to keep a pair or two of chopsticks around.
Getting locked out of your house is the worst. Having a hide-a-key can help, but you need to make sure it doesn’t look too conspicuous. This setup looks just like some plain old piping on the side of the house.
Putting the wrong stamp on a letter is a mild frustration. But it can be easily remedied with a few seconds in the microwave.
If you’ve lost the key to one of your old padlocks, and you don’t have any way to cut it, you can get it open with just about any weighted object.
Your microwave is one of the most versatile tools in your kitchen. It can reheat leftovers, make lemons easier to squeeze, and even revive dried-up mascara. Here are nine of our favourite microwave tricks, in video form.
The George Foreman Grill is a great tool when it comes to low-effort cooking, but it can be a pain to clean. A little parchment paper can solve that problem.
Game controllers, streaming boxes, 3D glasses, and more — why keep these accessories cluttering your tables when the back of your TV can hold them all?