Cooking in a smaller kitchen is always challenging. Even if you’re making the simplest meal, your kitchen always turns out the aftermath of level 5 hurricane. The tips below will help ensure you AND your kitchen stays sane during breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Prepare food before you start cooking.
It makes a world of difference having your ingredients measured before cooking begins. Even for the simplest recipe, I like to use clear prep glasses when preparing for a meal.
- Soften butter with a heated mug.
Isn’t it so annoying when you remove butter from the fridge and it feels like a brick? Instantly soften your butter by placing a heated mug over it for 10 seconds. To heat the mug, just pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds.
- Lightly spray cooking oil on measuring utensils to prevent sticky residue.
Spraying or coating your measuring spoons, cups and glasses will ensure all of your ingredients end up in the meal.
- Clean the microwave with a damp sponge.
This is an old-school hack but it’s definitely worth repeating: place a damp sponge in the microwave for 20 seconds. Not only will it help loosen the residue in the microwave, but it will also disinfect your sponge!
- Use a bookstand to avoid ruined recipes.
A small bookstand will not only ensure your recipe stays open on the correct page, but it also prevents sticky residue left on the page.
- Take advantage of shelf risers in cabinets.
I know I’ve mentioned this before in previous posts but I’ll say it again: shelf risers are key to keeping an organized kitchen! Use them in your pantry, cabinets and even refrigerator.
Have you heard of any of these hacks before? Are you going to try any of them? Let me know in the comments below!